CATALOGUE 90, Section One: A'BECKETT - BUXTON
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6 ANDOM, R. [ie Alfred Walter BARRETT]: On Tour with Troddles (1909)
First Edition: Cassell & Co., 1909. Illustrated. Original orange cloth, lettered and illustrated in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, corners bumped, foxing spots, good.
Humorous adventures on a bicycle tour -- not uninfluenced by Jerome's Three Men on the Bummel (1900).
10 BARING-GOULD, S[abine]: Noémi A Story of Rock-Dwellers (1895)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1895. Illustrated. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. A few light marks on cloth, otherwise clean and tight: very good.
Publisher's catalogue dated September 1895 bound in at end. A historical novel: set in Aquitaine during the fifteenth century.
* BARRETT, Frank: see item 34
13 BOLDREWOOD, Rolf [ie Thomas BROWNE]: A Romance of Canvas Town and Other Stories (1898)
First Edition: Macmillan & Co., 1898. Original blue cloth with blindstamped decoration of surf-topped wave, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Lightly scuffed on spine ends, undated signature on front free endpaper, light foxing, very good.
Wolff . A collection of five stories.
14 BOLDREWOOD, Rolf [ie Thomas BROWNE]: The Last Chance A Tale of the Golden West (1905)
First Edition: Macmillan & Co., 1905. Original blue cloth with blindstamped decoration of tropical trees, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Spine a trifle darkened, undated signature on front free endpaper, light foxing, otherwise a clean, bright copy: very good.
Inscribed by Author
15 BOYESEN, Hjalmar Hjorth: A Norseman's Pilgrimage (1875)
First Edition: Sheldon & Company (New York), 1875. Original red cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and gilt, yellow endpapers. Rubbed and nicked at head of spine, one corner creased, otherwise good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To Algernon R. Boyesen from his affectionate father Hjalmar H. Boyesen...May 1892. With
KIELLAND, Alexander: Tales of Two Countries, translated from the Norwegian by William Archer. With an Introduction by H. H. Boyesen (1891)
First American Edition: Harper & Brothers, 1891. Rebound in late C19th black leather over blue marbled boards; pale blue marbled endpapers. Hinges rubbed, good. Signed by Boyesen ("H. H. Boyesen") on blank prelim.
Boyesen was born in Norway and emigrated to the U. S. A. at the age of 21. He became the first Norwegian author to write a novel (Gunnar, 1874) in his adopted country, and followed it with A Norseman's Pilgrimage in 1875. He was a noted linguist and academic, and therefore the ideal candidate to provide an introduction to the work of Alexander Kielland, a compatriot who remained firmly in Norway, spending much of his life in and around Stavanger.
18 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: Lost for Love (1874)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1874. Two volumes uniformly bound in brown leather over black-and-white mottled boards; dark green leather title labels on spines, integral silk bookmarks. Light scuffing, undated signatures and browning on endpapers, foxing and faint browning to text pages, very good.
Todd [1451/52]. Unrecorded second issue, with 19 titles by Braddon listed on the verso of the half-title.
21 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: The Story of Barbara (1880)
Author's Edition: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., nd (c1914). Original red cloth, with art-nouveau decorations and lettering in black. Spine sunned with small crease, a few foxing spots, good.
22 BRADDON, M[ary] E[lizabeth]: Like and Unlike (1887)
Author's Edition: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., nd (c1914). Original red cloth, with art-nouveau decorations and lettering in black. Spine sunned, a few foxing spots, otherwise good.
25 BROOKE, Emma: A Superfluous Woman (1894)
[First One-Volume Edition]: William Heinemann, 1894. Original brown cloth, lettered in gilt, with decorative wreath in grey and black around title on front board. Spine ends rubbed, some grazing on hinges, small chip to cloth on leading edge of front board, light foxing, good.
28 BROUGHTON, Rhoda: Concerning a Vow (1914)
Third Edition: Stanley Paul , 1914. Original blue cloth, lettered in dark blue. Some specks and spots on spine, foxing spots, otherwise very good.
A scarce later title.
30 BUCHANAN, Robert: The Martyrdom of Madeline (1882)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1887. Late C19th navy leather over blue marbled boards; blue marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Light scuffing, a little light foxing, otherwise very good.
An attempt to expose "the social conspiracy against womankind". The resourceful heroine is seduced, trapped into marriage, goes on the stage -- but emerges happy and triumphant.
31 BUCHANAN, Robert: The New Abelard. A Romance (1884)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1892. Late C19th maroon leather over marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. A few light scuffs, otherwise very good.