CATALOGUE 88, Section Seven: Various - Zola

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210 VARIOUS AUTHORS:
GOLDSMITH, Oliver: The Vicar of Wakefield. A Tale (1766)
"In Two Volumes": Harrison & Co., 1781. Two plates. Bound with:
COVENTRY, Francis: The History of Pompey the Little; or, The Life and Adventures of a Lap-Dog (1751)
Harrison & Co., 1785. Two plates. Bound with:
DE GRAFIGNY, Madame [ie Françoise d'Issembourg d'HAPPONCOURT] : The Letters of a Peruvian Princess with The Sequel (1748 - 49) translated from the French by Francis Ashworth
First Thus, "In Two Volumes"
: Harrison & Co., 1782. One plate. Bound with:
DE VERGY, [Pierre Henri] Treyssac: Henrietta, Countess Osenvor. A Sentimental Novel in a Series of Letters to Lady Susannah Fitzroy (1770)
"In Two Volumes": Harrison & Co., 1785. Two plates.
Late C18th full calf, but rebacked a century and a half later with new tan leather spine and black leather title label. Some foxing and light staining on some margins, good.
£175.00

211 SOLD

212 VARIOUS AUTHORS:
FLETCHER, J[oseph] S[mith]: Bonds of Steel (1902)
Paperback: Digby, Long & Co., nd. Bound with:
DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]:
The Scarlet Seal A Tale of the Borgias (1902)
New Edition: John Long, nd. Bound with:
FLETCHER, J[oseph] S[mith]: The Secret Way (1903)
Sixpenny Copyright Novels: Digby, Long & Co., nd. Bound with:
GERARD, Morice [ie John Jessop TEAGUE]: A Black Vintage (1901)
Paperback: Digby, Long & Co., nd
Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one (without original wrappers) in black binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Small chip to upper hinge, a little tanning to pages, stamp for Lynn Briggs Temperance Hotel, Louth, on front free endpaper, good.
£25.00

213 VARIOUS AUTHORS:
CARLING, John R.: The Shadow of the Czar. A Polish Romance (1902)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with:
SNAITH, J[ohn] C[ollis]: Lady Barbarity. A Romantic Comedy (1899)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with:
MARCHMONT, Arthur W[illiams]: By Snare of Love (1904)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with:
MARCHMONT, Arthur, W[illiams]: For Love or Crown (1901)
Paperback: Hutchinson & Co., nd.
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, Louth, on front free endpaper, very good.
£25.00

214 VARIOUS AUTHORS
WHITE, Fred M[errick]:
The Law of the Land (1908)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., 1909. Bound with:
WHITE, Fred M[errick]:
The Lord of the Manor (1902)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., 1908. Bound with
MAGNAY, Sir William, Bart:
Count Zarka. A Romance (1903)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd. Bound with:
MAGNAY, Sir William, Bart:
The Powers of Mischief (1909)
Paperback: Ward, Lock & Co., 1911.
Four Edwardian paperbacks bound as one (without original wrappers) in bead maroon binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Stamp for Lynn Briggs Temperance Hotel, Louth, on front free endpaper, very good.
£25.00

Crime and Ruritanian romance. All four titles are uncommon.

215 VARIOUS AUTHORS:
MARSH, Richard [ie Richard HELDMANN]: The Duke and the Damsel (1897)
Sixpenny Novels: C. Arthur Pearson, nd. Bound with:
MARSH, Richard: The Beetle A Mystery (1897)
Sixpenny Novels: C. Arthur Pearson, nd. Bound with:
SHIEL, M[atthew] P[hipps]: The Yellow Danger (1898)
Sixpenny Novels: C. Arthur Pearson, nd. Bound with:
HYNE, C[harles] J[ohn] Cutcliffe: The Trials of Commander McTurk (1906)
Sixpenny Novels: C. Arthur Pearson, nd.
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, Louth, on front free endpaper, 4 cm tear to cloth in centre of upper hinge, paper tanned throughout, good.
£25.00

216 VERNE, Jules: The Field of Ice (1875)
[
Voyages et aventures du Capitaine Hatteras: Le Désert de glace, 1864/6]
Every Boy's Library: George Routledge & Sons, nd (c1883): Illustrated. Original green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in black; all edges gilt. Corners bumped, light mark on front bord, front inner joint paper lightly cracked, lengthy gift inscription (teacher to pupil, 1883) on verso of front free endpaper, good.
£35.00

The second part of Verne's novel of Polar exploration, completing the story begun in The English at the North Pole.

217a WALLING, R[obert] A[lfred] J[ohn]: Flaunting Moll and Other Stories (1898)
First Edition: Harper & Brothers, 1898. Original blue cloth, illustrated with blossoming branches in black and white, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed and a trifle darkened, good.
£25.00

Walling became well-known as a writer of detective fiction in the 1920s & 30s. Flaunting Moll was his first book. the stories are: Flaunting Moll, A Ruined Foreground, The Real and the Ideal, The Return of Joe Burbury, The Disappearance of Prudence Jane, Monsieur Blois, Gaffer Gurdon, A Minuet of Corelli, The Silver Lamp of Sainte Croix, The Westward Mail, The Freight of Death, Dollie, The Red Saint-Malouin, The Cry at Passing. [2nd copy. Not in printed catalogue]

218 SOLD

219 WARD, Mrs Humphry [ie Mary Augusta WARD]: The Story of Bessie Costrell (1895)
First Edition, The Novel Series: Smith, Elder & Co., 1895. Original fine-ribbed light blue cloth, ruled in black and lettered in gilt. Minimal scuffing, minimal foxing: near fine.
£25.00

Sadleir [3295].

220 SOLD

* WARDEN, Florence: see also item 27

221 SOLD

222 WARDEN, Gertrude [ie Gertrude PRICE]: Five Old Maids A Story of the South Coast (1895)
First Edition, The Family Story-Teller: William Stevens, nd [1896]. Original green cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Cloth rubbed along hinges, inscription (1896) on front free endpaper, good.
£25.00

223 WARDEN, Gertrude [ie Gertrude PRICE]: A Syndicate of Sinners (1901)
First Edition: Digby, Long & Co., 1901. Times Book Club binding: light grey-blue cloth, lettered in black. Spine sunned to pale brown, a little foxing, otherwise a tight copy, very good.
£30.00

224 SOLD

225 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.
£85.00

The previous owner, Henry Arthur Blake, was (appropriately enough), the Governor of Hong Kong from 1898 to 1903.

226 WHISHAW, Fred: Sons of Freedom or The Fugitives from Siberia (1897)
First Edition: Thomas Nelson, 1897. Illustrated. Original grey-green cloth, decorated in red and lettered in gilt; patterned light green endpapers. Undated prize inscription on front pastedown, otherwise near fine
£30.00

One of Whishaw's Russian titles, aimed at older boys. Frequently reprinted: the first edition is scarce.

227 SOLD

228 THE WOMAN AT HOME. Annie S. Swan's Magazine
Volumes 2 & 3, April 1894 - March 1895
Contains: The Investigations of John Pym by David Christie MURRAY. Complete run of six detective stories.
The Children's Mystery
by Headon HILL. Final five [of ten] short stories.
Elizabeth Glen, M. D. The Experiences of a Lady Doctor by Annie S. SWAN. Conclusion of serialisation.
Memories of Margaret Grainger, Schoolmistress by Annie S. SWAN. Start of serialisation.
Stories from the Life of a Court Dressmaker by L. T. MEADE. Start of serialisation.
Miscellaneous short stories include:
Jonas Coaker, Little Dixie & Ephraim's Pinch by S. BARING-GOULD, Only a Matchbox by Headon HILL, A Story of Scarborough by John Strange WINTER, Across the March Dyke. An Idyll of Love in June by S. R. CROCKETT, Her First Situation by Mrs HUNGERFORD, A Christmas Ghost Story by Percy ANDREAE, A Clear Case by Adeline SERGEANT, A Drop of Blood by Maarten MAARTENS, Afterwards & The Mourning of the Glen by Ian MACLAREN, A Little Old Lady by L. T. MEADE, A London Love Story by J. M. BARRIE.
Two volumes in original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered and decoratively framed in gilt; yellow endpapers. A few light marks on cloth, spines lightly sunned, a little staining on edge of endpapers, otherwise good.
£40.00

229 SOLD

Three-decker

230 WOOD, Mrs Henry [i.e. Ellen WOOD]: Oswald Cray (1864)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Adam & Charles Black (Edinburgh), 1864. Three volumes uniformly rebound in purplish-blue beaded cloth, lettered in gilt on spines. Trace of removed bookplates on front boards, cloth generally but unevenly sunned, a little foxing, note in pen below title on each title page ("MCH Nurses Library No III") but otherwise all three volumes very tight: a good set.
£65.00

Sadleir [3354], (in original cloth). The current copy has the half-titles, but not the blank leaves following the end of the text in each volume.

231 WOOD, Mrs Henry [i.e. Ellen WOOD]: Trevlyn Hold (1864)
Eighth Edition, Favourite Novels: Richard Bentley, 1882. Favourite Novels binding in blindstamped green-black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Minimal scuffing, light foxing on prelims: crisp, bright, very good.
£25.00

232 SOLD

233 WYLLARDE, Dolf [ie Dorothy LOWNDES]: Take Your Choice (1926)
First Edition: Mills & Boon, 1926. Original fine-ribbed brown cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board and spine. Lightly scuffed, a few light marks, remains of subscription library plate on front pastedown, good.
£35.00

A mixed collection of stories including a run of short, comic science-fiction tales under the general heading The Discoveries of Professor Jones: The Electric Flea, The Control of the Weather, The Neo-Gravitat, The Inoculation of the Emotions & The Professor's Clothes.

234 ZANGWILL, Israel: The Bachelor's Club (1891)
First Edition: Henry & Co., 1891. Illustrated. Original grey-blue cloth, lettered and decorated in dark brown on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; black endpaper. Front cover grazed to lower portion, otherwise a clean tight copy, very good.
£35.00

Sadleir [3371].

235 SOLD