CATALOGUE 88, Section Two: C - D

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31 CAMPBELL, J[ohn] F[rancis]: Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Orally Collected with a Translation by the late J. F. Cooper (1860 - 62)
New Edition in Four Volumes (under the auspices of the Islay Association): Alexander Gardner (Paisley), 1890 - 93. Four volumes in original navy blue cloth, elaborately lettered and decorated in Celtic style on front board, simply lettered in gilt on spines; brown endpapers (white in volume 4). Corners rubbed, endpapers relaid in volumes I & III and replaced (many years ago) in volume II. A good set.

Folk tales, in Gaelic, with English translations.

32 CAPES, Bernard: The Romance of Lohengrin, Founded on Wagner's Opera (1905)
First Edition: Dean & Co., 1905. Illustrated by Willy Pogany [as "Sarcadi Pogany"]. Prelims printed and illustrated in black, red and green. Original brown cloth, framed in white, decorated in gilt, lettered in white and gilt. Rubbed at head of spine, scuffed on corners, light foxing, good.

The third in a series of Wagner "novelisations", following E. F. Benson's Valkyries and S. Baring-Gould's Siegfried.

33 CAREY, Rosa Nouchette: My Lady Frivol (1899)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1899. Illustrated by Bertha Newcombe. Original bright green cloth, lettered and decorated (in art-nouveau style) in gilt. A little light scuffing, light foxing, very good.

Not in Wolff.

December 1900 - May 1901
The Giant's Gate by Max PEMBERTON. Start of serialisation.
Kim by Rudyard KIPLING. Start of serialisation.
Under the White Cockade by Halliwell SUTCLIFFE. Series of six stories.
Short stories include:
Margery of Lawhibbet by Q, Charlie is My Darling by S. R. CROCKETT, The Ghosts That Walked by G. Manville FENN, The Mill on the Kop by Robert BARR, "Ol' Bennet" and the Indians & The Battle of Forty Fort by Stephen CRANE, The Game of Love by William LE QUEUX, Trial and Verdict by W. Pett RIDGE, Which? by Ernest G. HENHAM, Victims of Circumstance by R. Austin FREEMAN, A Pair of Young Things by John Strange WINTER, On the Road to Gretna Green by T. W. SPEIGHT. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; yellow endpapers. Spine a little dulled with small chip at foot, good.

December 1907 - May 1908
Professor Van Dusen's Problems by Jacques FUTRELLE. Sequence of six detective stories.
Short stories include: A Cure for Wealth by Mrs C. N. WILLIAMSON, Compensation by Charles GARVICE, The Skipper of the S.S. Ringdove by Morley ROBERTS, The Bombshell by Robert BARR, The Hop Season by W. Pett RIDGE, A Deal in Cotton by Rudyard KIPLING, Trust by Jack LONDON, A Table Tragedy by Fred M. WHITE, The Happy Couple by W. Somerset MAUGHAM. Original red cloth framed and lettered in yellow and black. Spine a little darkened, otherwise very good.

October 1910 -- August 1911
Father Brown A Further Series of Detective Stories by G. K. CHESTERTON. Six crime stories.
The Happy Vanners A Faithful Record of a Caravan Tour by Howard KEBLE. Complete serialisation.
The Imp by Orme AGNUS. Six short stories.
Exit Eliza by Barry PAIN. First two instalment of serialisation.
Short stories include: Buried Treasure by Annie S. SWAN, The Passing of the Shadow by Ruby M. AYRES, The Trouble at Five Oaks Farm by J. S. FLETCHER, The Secret of the Museum by Percy BREBNER, Christmas Confederates by W. Pett RIDGE, Gold in Genoa by Marjorie BOWEN, The House of the Cherry Orchard by Katharine TYNAN, Peter Adie and the Ju-ju by Mary GAUNT, Just by Chance by Count Leo TOLSTOY. Double volume in original blindstamped blue cloth. Both sets of endpapers partially gummed together on inner edges, corners lightly rubbed, one leaf rubbed and darkened on edges, good.

* CHESTERTON, G. K.: see item 36

Presentation Copy

37 CLARKE, Hamilton, Mus. Bac., Oxon: Two Chorus Girls and Other Stories (1888)
First Edition: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1888. Original red cloth decoratively blocked in black and lettered in gilt; black endpapers. Nick to cloth on both spine ends, staining along edge of rear board, light cracking to inner joint papers, fair/good. Inscribed on title page: To Francis E. C. Byng from his friend The Author London 10 May 1888.

Clarke was a conductor and composer, best remembered for his work with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and as assistant to Sir Arthur Sullivan: the overture to The Mikado was composed (or rather arranged from Sullivan's music) by Clarke. He doubtless had much experience of chorus girls. The recipient of the book, Francis Byng, was the fifth Earl of Stafford and Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.

38 CLOWES, W[illiam] Laird: The Captain of the "Mary Rose". A Tale of To-morrow (1892)
First Edition: Tower Publishing Co., 1892. Illustrated by the Chevalier Eduardo de Martino & Fred Jane. Original red cloth on bevelled boards, illustrated with the Captain in black, lettered in gilt; green-and-white flower-patterned endpapers. Spine ends rubbed with small nicks, a few light spots on front board, rear board lightly sunned on one half, a little light foxing, good.

Science fiction: a future war novel, imagining a conflict between Britain and France.

* COLLINS, Mortimer: see item 116

39 COLLINS, Wilkie: The Queen of Hearts (1859)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, nd [1883]. Original green cloth on limp/light boards, lettered and decorated in black, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine ends scuffed, gilt a little rubbed, endpapers replaced, good.

The "Cheap Edition" in a smaller, lighter casing than the Piccadilly Novels. Publisher's catalogue for December 1883 bound in at end.


40 COLLINS, Wilkie: The Moonstone (1868)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1889. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Restored (many years ago) with spine relaid. Some edgewear, boards and spine grazed, now a tight copy, good/very good.

41 COLLINS, Wilkie: Man and Wife (1870)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1870. Three volumes in late C19th turquoise cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, paper lightly tanned, undated signature on dedication leaf in volume 1, otherwise very good.

Todd [1103/04a/05]. First issues: series half-titles bound in.

42 COLLINS, Wilkie: Miss or Mrs? And Other Stories in Outline (1873)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, nd (c1875). Late C19th purple-black leather over purple cloth; tan leather title label on spine; cream endpapers. Top edges of boards faintly sunned, one corner piece scraped, trace of removed bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a clean, tight copy: good.

Mrs or Mrs? is a short novel written as the Christmas Number for The Graphic. The additional stories are: Blow Up with the Brig!, The Fatal Cradle & A Mad Marriage. As this is a rebound yellowback, there are no illustrations.


43 COLLINS, Wilkie: The Black Robe (1881)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, [1883]. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Restored (many years ago) with spine relaid. Some edgewear, boards and spine grazed, spine a little darkened, signature (1883) on title page, now a tight copy, good.

44 COX, Sir Edmund C[harles]: The Exploits of Kesho Naik, Dacoit (1912)
First Edition: Constable & Co., 1912. Original illustrated grey-blue cloth, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, impressed stamp ("Presentation Copy") on title page, light foxing on prelims, good.

The third of Cox's Indian crime books. Krishna, a minor character in John Carruthers Indian Policeman (1905) and The Achievements of John Carruthers (1911), here takes on the role of narrator, telling the story of an audacious bandit.

45 CRACKANTHORPE, Hubert: Wreckage. Seven Studies (1893)
First Edition: William Heinemann, 1893. Original light brown cloth with peacock feather design on boards and spine, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine ends rubbed, wrinkle to cloth on front board, a few small marks on rear board, inner joint papers lightly cracked, undated signature on front pastedown, good.

Publisher's catalogue for October 1892 bound in at end. A collection of short stories by one of the contributors to The Yellow Book.

46 CROCKETT, S[amuel] R[utherford], Gilbert PARKER, Harold FREDERICK, Q [Arthur QUILLER-COUCH], W[illiam] Clark RUSSELL: Tales of Our Coast (1896)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1896. Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated with seaweed design in pale brown; green-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed, leading edges of boards a little speckled, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), good

Publisher's catalogue for July 1896 bound in at end. An anthology of five nautical stories: The Smugglers of the Clone (Crockett), "There is Sorrow on the Sea" (Parker), The Path of Mutogh (Frederic), The Roll-Call of the Reef (Q), "That There Mason" (Russell). Q's story (reprinted from Wandering Heath), is also supernatural.

47 CROMMELIN, May [ie Maria de la CHEROIS-CROMMELIN]: One Pretty Maid and Others (1904)
First Edition: John Long, 1904. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, a few light marks, light foxing, otherwise good.

Collection of seven short stories: One Pretty Maid, How Wilkins Went in Search of his Family Tree, A Sad Day's Eve, The Boy That Followed the Drum, A Jubilee Quartette, A Pretty Pair, The Holiday Governess.

48 CROMMELIN, May [ie Maria de la CHEROIS-CROMMELIN]: The White Lady (1905)
First Edition: John Long, 1905. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed, small chips to cloth on upper hinge and at head of spine, foxing spots, good.

49 DELANNOY, Burford: M. R. C. S. (1903)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., nd [1903]. Illustrated. Original dark green cloth with blindstamped decoration to resemble a door, title on gilt "nameplate" in centre; decorated in red and lettered in gilt on spine. Foxing on prelims, otherwise very good.

Crime novel whose villain purports to be a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

50 [DICKENS, Charles]: Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi edited by "Boz" with Illustrations by George Cruikshank (1836)
New [ie First One-Volume] Edition, with Notes and Additions, Revised by Charles Whitehead: Richard Bentley, 1846. Coloured frontispiece and 13 monochrome plates by George Cruikshank. Original blindstamped fine-ribbed blue-green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Cloth lightly sunned (to brown on spine), a little scuffing, very good. £90.00

51 DICKENS, Charles: Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation (1848)
European Edition: A. & W. Galignani (Paris), 1847, 1848. Two volumes in mid C19th brown leather over marbled boards; red leather title labels on spines. Light edgewear and grazing, foxing, some insect damage at bottom of prelims; small chip at foot of spine on volume II, slip cut from top edge of half-title in volume I, thus a fair to good set.

Volume I was published while the novel was still being serialised in England; the Preface etc are therefore present at the start of volume II. Both Galignani (in Paris) and Tauchnitz (in Leipzig) produced editions in 1847 - 8, but it is not clear which has precedence and is the "First European Edition".

52 DICKENS, Charles: The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to be Published on Any Account) (1850)
Reproduction of Original Serial Parts: Durrant Editions Limited (Bourton-on-the-Water), 2003 - 2005. Twenty issues, in nineteen (the last being a double), reproducing the originals with blue wrappers, advertisements etc. No 53 of limited edition. Housed in green cloth-covered box. Very good.

53 DICKENS, Charles [and Thomas Power JAMES]: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Complete. Part Second of the Mystery of Edwin Drood by the Spirit-Pen of Charles Dickens, Through a Medium, Embracing, also, that part of the Work which was published prior to the termination of the Author's Earth-Life (1873)
First Edition: T. P. James, Brattleboro (Vermont), 1873. Original brown cloth, with blindstamped framing, lettered in gilt. Cloth quite chipped on spine ends and with 6 cm split at head of upper hinge, corners rubbed; contents clean, tight and in good order, but only fair.


54 DIEHL, Alice M[angold]: The Garden of Eden (1882)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Richard Bentley. 1882. Three volumes uniformly rebound in black leather over maroon cloth-covered boards, lettered in gilt on spines; green endpapers. "South African Public Library" at foot of spines, corners a little rubbed, traces of removed bookplates and numbers on front endpapers, author's name hand-written on title pages, a little foxing, good.

Wolff [1822] in secondary cloth binding. One of the author's first two novels, both published anonymously in 1882.

55 DIEHL, Alice Mangold: Dead or Alive? (1888)
First Edition, The Family Storyteller [No 46]: William Stevens, nd [1888]. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in green and black. A few light marks, undated signature on front free endpaper, very good.


Four scarce titles originally issued as yellowbacks or paperbacks, here without their original bindings and offered as modest reading copies:

A ABOUT, Edmond: The Round of Wrong A Romance of To-day. Translated [from the French] by Lascelles Wraxall] (1862)
[Germaine, 1857]
First English Edition: Ward & Lock, 1862. Corners of final leaf torn (text not affected). Modern card wrapper.

B AINSWORTH, William Harrison: Tower Hill (1871)
John Dicks, nd. Illustrated by Frederick Gilbert. Lacks frontispiece, and with one leaf damaged and tanned on edges. Modern card wrapper.
Dicks produced the first edition of this short novel as a paperback in 1871. The firm reprinted the novel several times until about 1900, but without the wrappers it is not possible to date this issue.

C ROWSELL, E[dward] P.: Recollections of a Relieving Officer (1861)
First Edition: Ward and Lock, 1861. A little foxing. Modern card wrappers.

D SALA, George Augustus: The Ship Chandler and Other Tales (1862)
First Edition: Ward and Lock, 1862. A little light foxing. Modern card wrapper.

The title piece is a short novel. The "other stories" are The Late Mr D___, Wild Mr Will, The Secret of Muley Mogreddin Beg & The Rabbetses of Shrimpington.

57 DISRAELI, Benjamin: "Young England Trilogy": Coningsby; or, The New Generation (1844), Sybil; or, The Two Nations (1845) & Tancred; or, The New Crusade (1847)
New Editions: Routledge, Warnes & Routledge, 1859, 1858, 1858. Three volumes uniformly bound in original blindstamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spines; cream endpapers. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, small name plates on top left corners of front pastedowns, a few light foxing spots, otherwise near fine.


58 DOBELL, Mrs Horace [ie Elizabeth Mary DOBELL]: Dark Pages; or The Secrets of an Old Bureau (1882)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Remington & Co., 1882. Three volumes bound as one in publisher's remainder binding: red cloth, illustrated in black on front board and spine (blind on rear board), lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, inner joint papers lightly cracked, signature (1888) on front free endpaper, very good.


59 DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]: Tracked and Taken. Detective Sketches (1890)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1890. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Edges and hinges rubbed, tiny loss at head of spine, some foxing, good.

60 DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]: Tracked and Taken. Detective Sketches (1890)
[Cheap Edition]: Chatto & Windus, 1891. Original red cloth on light/limp boards, illustrated with convict's striped belt, and lettered in grey; pale brown leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, otherwise very good.

61 DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]: In the Grip of the Law (1892)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1892. Original slate grey cloth on light boards with grid in black and lettering in pink on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; grey-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed, small loss of cloth (1 mm) at foot of spine, inner joint papers lightly cracked, good.
Twelve detective stories.

62 DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]: From Clue to Capture A Series of Thrilling Detective Stories (1893)
Reprint]: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1894). Illustrated by Paul Hardy and others. Original maroon cloth with elaborate raised design on boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Minor scuffing, a little tanning on endpapers, otherwise very good.

63 DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]: Records of Vincent Trill of the Detective Service (1899)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1899. Original grey cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and yellow on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; flower-patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, corners bumped, very good.

64 DONOVAN, Dick [ie James Edward Preston MUDDOCK]: The Adventures of Tyler Tatlock, Private Detective (1900)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1900. Original illustrated blue cloth, lettered in white on front board, in gilt on spine; blue-and-white patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, white lettering rubbed on front board, some foxing, good

Publisher's catalogue for September 1900 bound in at end.

* DONOVAN, Dick: see also item 140

Inscribed by the Author

65 DOWNE, Walmer: By Shamrock and Heather (1897)
Second Edition: Digby, Long & Co., 1898. Original navy blue cloth, with chrysanthemum design in gilt along right portion of front board, lettered in gilt; green-and-white patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, paper on front inner joint lightly cracked, good. Inscription on title page reads: To Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Pitt with the Author's compliments and best wishes, Edin 15/7/99

A gentle tale set largely in Ulster. Scarce.

66 DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894), The Sign of Four (1890)
Paperbacks, Sixpenny Edition: George Newnes, nd (c1900). Three volumes bound as one (without original wrappers) in "gift" binding: red morocco cloth over fine-ribbed green cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; all edges gilt. Page edges lightly tanned, undated presentation plate on front pastedown, very good.

* DOYLE, A. Conan: see also item 178

67 DUDENEY, Mrs Henry [ie Alice DUDENEY]: A Country Bunch (1905)
First Edition: Hurst & Blackett, 1905. Original blue cloth, lettered in red on front board, in gilt on spine. Cloth rubbed on lower part of rear hinge, endpapers replaced (probably 75 years ago), bookplate of Philip Sassoon on front pastedown, good.

68 DUNCAN, Sara Jeanette: An American Girl in London (1891)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1891. Illustrated. Original pinky-beige cloth, illustrated in green and black, lettered in gilt; grey-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed, tiny nicks on spine ends, spine lettering a little dulled, one dull spot on rear board, otherwise good.