CATALOGUE 95, Section Seven: TALES - YATES

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New [ie Second] Series: William Blackwood & Sons, nd [1881].


194 TARBET, W. G: Ill-Gotten Gold. A Story of a Great Wrong and a Great Revenge (1897)
First Edition: Cassell & Co., 1897. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in orange. Damaged along lower edge of rear board, inscription (1920), fair/good. £25.00
A historical novel of C17th Scotland, dealing with opposition between the government and the Covenanters, and culminating in the Battle of Drumclog (1679).


195 THOMAS, Annie: Called to Account (1867)
New Edition: Chapman & Hall, nd [1868]. Mid C19th brown leather over maroon marbled boards; black leather title label on spine; marbled endpapers. Lightly scuffed, otherwise very good. £30.00
Dated 18--8--68 below colophon on final page


196 THOMAS, Annie: Charlie Carew and Other Stories (1877)


197 THOMSON, Mrs A. T.: Constance; A Tale. Addressed to the Daughters of England (1848)
First Edition: Francis & John Rivington, 1848. Original fine-ribbed crimson cloth; blindstamped framing on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners bumped, cloth generally faded, undated signature on front free endpaper, good. £35.00



198 TROLLOPE, Anthony: The Macdermots of Ballycloran (1847)


199 TROLLOPE, Anthony: The Barsetshire Novels: The Warden, Barchester Towers, Doctor Thorne, Framley Parsonage, The Small House at Allington, The Last Chronicle of Barsetshire (1855 - 67)
Illustrated Edition: Robert Hayes, 1925. 6 volumes uniformly bound in fine-ribbed green cloth, lettered in gilt. Illustrations by F. C. Tilney, H. L. Shindler, J. E. Millais & George H. Thomas. A few light marks and some grazing on boards, minimal scuffing to corners, a few foxing spots, bookplate on front pastedown of last volume: a very good set. £80.00


200 TROLLOPE, Anthony: Lady Anna (1874)
New Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1876. Late C19th red leather over maroon marbled boards, raised bands, gilt decorations and dark green leather title labels on spines; maroon marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Spine darkened, inscription (1877) on verso of front free endpaper, light foxing, very good. £25.00


201 TROLLOPE, Anthony: An Eye for an Eye (1879)
Royal Library: Ward, Lock & Co., nd (c1890). Original beaded navy-blue cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, some smudges and marks in margins, good. £30.00
A powerful short novel of seduction and revenge.


202 TROLLOPE, Frances: Vienna and the Austrians, with Some Account of a Journey Through Swabia, Bavaria, The Tyrol, and the Salzbourg (1838)


203 TWAIN, Mark [ie Samuel Langhorne CLEMENS]: The Stolen White Elephant Etc (1882)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1883. Original red cloth, illustrated in black and lettered in gilt; brown-and-white patterned endpapers. Board edges just faintly sunned, spines ends scuffed, a couple of light spots on front board, small label on corner of front pastedown, otherwise very good. £25.00
A collection of eighteen short stories.


204 TWAIN, Mark [ie Samuel Langhorne CLEMENS]: The American Claimant (1892)


REEVE, Clara:
The Old English Baron: A Gothic Story (1778)
WALPOLE, Horace:
The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (1764)


DICKENS, Charles:
Hunted Down A Story, The Uncommercial Traveller A Series of Occasional Papers
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1860. Bound with:
A Quiet Nook in the Jura (1867)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, c1867. Two volumes bound as one in early C19th brown cloth over green marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Edges rubbed, some wear to boards, small nick at head of spine, short split (1 cm) at bottom of lower hinge, undated signature on first half-title, foxing, good. £35.00
Todd [536a & 908b]. Series half-titles bound in. First Tauchnitz issue and first book issue of Dickens's Uncommercial Traveller: the London edition (Chapman & Hall) did not appear until in 1861. Second issue of Ruffini's Quiet Nook.


Beeton's Christmas Annual. Fourteenth Season. The Siliad or The Siege of the Seats
Ward, Lock & Tyler, nd [1873]. Bound with:
Don Juan A Twofold Journey with Manifold Purposes by the Authors of The Coming K--- and The Siliad
Weldon & Co., 1874. Bound with:
Once a Week Annual for 1878: A Gilded Pill A Christmas Tale of A Little Mystery by Geo[rge] Manville FENN.
Three annuals bound as one (without original wrappers) in late C19th green binders cloth, with title ("Annuals") in gilt on spine; pale yellow endpapers. Extremities rubbed, inner joint papers lightly cracking, good. £40.00
The British Library Catalogue identifies the authors of The Siliad as Don Juan as "Samuel O. Beeton, Aglen A. Dowty and S. R. Emerson". Other sources cite other combinations of possible contributors.


208 VARIOUS AUTHORS: Stories from "Black and White" (1893)
First Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1893. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, lettered in black and white. Corners rubbed, several nicks to cloth on spine ends, small chip at bottom end of lower hinge, several signatures on prelims, good. £45.00
Contains eight stories: The Romance of Madame de Chanteloup by W. E. NORRIS, A Memorable Swim by W. Clark RUSSELL, To Please His Wife by Thomas HARDY, The Ghost of the Past by Eliza Lynn LINTON, Rebecca's Remorse by James PAYN, Is It A Man? by J. M. BARRIE, The Golden Rule by Mrs OLIPHANT & General Passavant's Will by Grant ALLEN.


209 VARIOUS AUTHORS: A Grey Romance by W. K. Clifford and Stories by Frank R. Stockton, H. D. Traill. D. S. Meldrum, Gilbert Parker, Frederick Greenwood, W. Earl Hodgson, Erskine Gower
[Reprint]: Richard Butterworth, 1903. Original pinky red cloth with illustration of leaves in brown and green, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Boards a little discoloured, chip on corner at foot of spine, paper lightly sunned, fair/good. £16.00
The stories are: A Grey Romance by Mrs W. K. CLIFFORD, Two Proper Prides by H. D. TRAILL, The Candidate for West Drum by W. Earl HODGSON, At the Sign of the Eagle by Gilbert PARKER, The Watchmaker's Wife by Frank R. STOCKTON, Young Genius by Frederick GREENWOOD, A Comedy of Courtship by David S. MELDRUM & For God's Judgement by Erskine GOWER.


HARRISON, Mrs Burton [ie Constance Cary HARRISON]:
A Bachelor Maid (1894)
First English Edition, The Autonym Library: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. Bound with:
SPINNER, Alice [ie Augusta Zelia FRASER]:
A Study in Colour (1894)
Second Edition, The Pseudonym Library: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. Two volumes bound as one in late C19th red leather over grey marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Rubbed with small loss at head on spine, corners rubbed, otherwise good. £35.00
Constance Burton was an American novelist; Augusta Fraser (who was English) spent a substantial time in the Jamaica in the 1890s and was concerned (as her title suggests) with issues of race.


Pro Patria (1901)
Ward, Lock & Co, 1908. Illustrated. Bound with:
The Hundred Days (1905)
Cassell & Co., 1909. Bound with:
GERARD, Morice [ie John Jessop TEAGUE]:
The Red Seal (1906)
Cassell & Co., 1909. Bound with:
GERARD, Morice [ie John Jessop TEAGUE]:
A Lieutenant of the King (1904)
Cassell & Co., 1907. Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one (without original wrappers) in beaded deep maroon binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Stamp for Lynn Briggs Temperance Hotel on front free endpaper, spine lettering a little oxidised, good. £20.00


OPPENHEIM, E[dward] Phillips:
Master of Men (1901)
Methuen & Co., nd. Bound with:
GUNTER, Archibald Clavering:
The Princess of Copper (1900)
Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with:
Red Morn (1904)
Cassell & Co., 1907. Bound with:
BARR, Robert:
The Speculations of John Steele (1905)
Popular Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1911. Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one (without original wrappers) in black binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Stamp for Lynn Briggs Temperance Hotel on front free endpaper, good. £20.00


213 VARIOUS AUTHORS: "Detective Stories"
Adventures of Martin Hewitt (1896)
Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Illustrated. Bound with:
Martin Hewitt, Investigator (1894)
Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Illustrated. Bound with:
DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]:
From Clue to Capture. A Series of Thrilling Detective Stories (1893)


214 VERNE, Jules: Godfrey Morgan: A Californian Mystery (1883)
L'école des Robinsons, 1882]
Unidentified edition]: Sampson, Low, Marston Searle & Rivington, nd (c1885). Seven illustrations and vignette title page preceded by list of Verne titles (with formats and prices). Late C19th green binder's cloth, without any lettering. Corners rubbed, undated signature on front pastedown, foxing spots and specks on pages throughout, fair/good. £25.00
List of Verne titles at the front gives The Archipelago on Fire (1885) as forthcoming "shortly"


* WARDEN, Florence: see item 11


215 WATERS [ie William RUSSELL]: Recollections of a Detective Police-Officer. Second Series (1859)
First Edition: W. Kent & Co., 1859. Mid C19th black leather over brown marbled boards. Leather split along lower hinge, with 3 cms missing at head of spine above title; leather backstrip gummed to text block, inner joint papers cracked, small name plate on front pastedown, light foxing. With all faults: a reading/working/ rebinding copy only. £25.00


216 WATSON, Sydney: Conflict and Conquest and Other Stories (1898)
First Edition: John F. Shaw, nd [1898]. Issued in parts. Original pictorial blue cloth on bevelled boards, with oval illustration on glazed paper inset in centre of front board; green patterned endpapers. Coloured frontispiece. Illustrated. Corners lightly rubbed, paper tanned on edges throughout, chip to paper at foot of first page affecting a few words of text, good. £30.00
Originally issued as a series of 16 page "parts": The title story -- Conflict and Conquest (a story of love and soldiery in France and Algiers) -- takes up four complete numbers, as does Abandoned. How the Tide Turned and A Waif of the Waves each consist of two parts. The remaining six stories each consist of one 16 page part.



217 WESTALL, William: A Fair Crusader A Story of To-day (1888)
Yellowback: Spencer, Blackett & Hall, nd [1889] Original pictorial paper-covered boards: cover shows a woman apparently poisoning a bottle, watched through the window by an Indian. Paper worn away along hinges and on spine ends and corners, small patch of paper removed on rear board, good. £30.00
Topp [VI, p. 311]. Religion, fanaticism and poison....


218 WESTALL, William: A Very Queer Business and Other Stories (1904)


219 WILLS, W[illiam] G[orman]: David Chantrey (1865)
Rebound Yellowback]: Ward, Lock & Tyler, 1877. Late C19th navy-blue leather over maroon marbled boards; raised bands, gilt decorations and red leather title label on spine; maroon marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Boards lightly grazed, extremities lightly scuffed, a few foxing spots, undated signature on verso of front free endpaper, very good. £40.00


* WOOD, Mrs Henry: see item 11


Three-decker, Signed by the Author

220 YATES, Edmund: Broken to Harness A Story of English Domestic Life (1864)


221 YATES, Edmund: The Forlorn Hope (1867)
New Edition: Chapman & Hall, 1874. Mid-C19th purple leather over purple beaded cloth; raised bands and green leather title label on spine, blue endpapers. Spine sunned, rubbing to leather on corners, light foxing, undated signature on title page, good. £30.00


222 YATES, Edmund: Edmund Yates: His Recollections and Experiences (1884)