CATALOGUE 90, Section Three: EMMETT - HYNE
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71 FARJEON, B[enjamin] L[eopold]: In a Silver Sea (1886)
New Edition: Ward & Downey, nd (c1888). Rebound in late C19th black leather over black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. A little rubbed at head of spine, inscription (1973) on front free endpaper, good.
72 FERRIER, Susan: Marriage (1818)
Standard Novels: Richard Bentley, 1841. "Revised by the Author". Frontispiece and vignette title precede printed title page (all dated 1841). Mid C19th brown leather over crimson cloth; raised bands, gilt decorations and red leather title label on spine; marbled endpapers; all edges marbled. Lightly scuffed, small wrinkles on cloth, light stain on edges of frontispiece and vignette title, some foxing, undated signatures on recto of frontispiece, good.
73 FIELDING, H[arold]: Palace Tales (1900)
First Edition: Harper & Brothers (London & New York), 1900. Original green cloth illustrated with stylised peacock, lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Rear board speckled, foxing on early pages, undated signature on front pastedown and title page, good.
A collection of stories from Burma, largely concerning the royal family. A number of the stories have since been translated -- into Burmese.
74 FITZGERALD, Percy: Beauty Talbot (1870)
First Edition in Three Volumes: Richard Bentley, 1870. Three volumes in original blue cloth, with blindstamped designs on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow endpaper. Condition varies. Volume I has a heavy circular ring mark on front boards which has discoloured and wrinkled the cloth: the front free endpaper has been removed, thus only fair/poor. Volume II & III are scuffed on corners and have some cracking to inner joint papers, but are otherwise clean and tight, thus good/very good.
As with the copies held by Sadleir  & Wolff , there is a half-title in Volume II only. Fitzgerald was a friend of John Forster, and through him became acquainted with the Charles Dickens and the circle of young writers around him, and then became a contributor to both Household Words and All the Year Round. He wrote numerous works of history and biography, and books on Dickens. His novels are all quite uncommon.
78 FORRESTER, Andrew [ie James Redding WARE]: The Revelations of a Private Detective (1863)
First Edition. "Never Before Published": Ward and Lock, 1863. Bound with:
Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective (1864)
First Edition, "Never Before Published": Ward & Lock, 1864. Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th tan leather over brown marbled boards. Leather a little rubbed at head of spine, and starting to crack on hinges, with light wear to surface on spine: otherwise a tight volume, good.
Rebound yellowbacks. Topp [II, pp.51 & 53]. Very scarce.
83 GISSING, George: Will Warburton (1905)
First Edition: Archibald Constable, 1905. Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, bright copy: very good.
85 GRATTAN, T[homas] C[olley]: High-Ways and By-ways; or, Tales of the Roadside. Picked Up in the French Revolution by a Walking Gentleman (1823 - 27)
Parlour Library, Volume VII: Simms & McIntyre, 1848. Series half-title present. Mid C19th black leather over brown marbled boards; raised bands and gilt decorations on spine. Corners lightly rubbed, small chip to edge of one band on spine, good.
A collection of stories selected from the three series of High-Ways and By-Ways: The Father's Curse, The Exile of the Landes, Caribert the Bear Hunter & La Vilaine Tête.
86 GRAY, Maxwell [ie Mary Gleed TUTTIETT]: An Innocent Impostor and Other Stories (1893)
First Edition: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1893. Original red cloth on bevelled boards, decorated in black and lettered in gilt; black endpapers. Lightly marked on board edges, spine a little darkened, bookplate on front pastedown, good.
A collection of quirky stories. In the title piece a man innocently goes to the wrong house, with romantic consequences; in the second a new bride is accidentally whisked away on a train with her former lover (leaving her husband on the platform).
89 HAGGARD, H[enry] Rider: Finished (1917)
First Edition: Ward Lock & Co., 1917. Frontispiece. Original green cloth, ruled and lettered in blue-black. Light scuffing, a couple of light spots on boards, inscription (1918) on front free endpaper, otherwise very good.
The final part of a loose trilogy -- the first to volumes being Marie (1912) and Child of Storm (1913).
90 HAGGARD, H[enry] Rider: Love Eternal (1918)
First Edition: Cassell & Co., 1918. Coloured frontispiece. Original blue cloth, blindstamped on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. A few light marks, a little scuffed, light foxing, very good.
A romantic melodrama involving spiritualism.
91 HARRIS, Walter B[urton]: Danevitch and Other Stories (1895)
First Edition: William Blackwood & Sons, 1895. Original olive green cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Lightly marked on front board, traces of removed bookplate on front pastedown, light foxing, otherwise good.
Harris spent much of his life in Morocco, but also travelled widely across Africa and the Middle East, producing a series of well-regarded travel books (The Land of the African Sultan, A Journey Through the Yemen, Morocco That Was etc). This is a collection of stories with settings in Russia, Egypt, Spain, Japan -- and Morocco.
* HAWTHORNE, Julian: see item 34
92 HENNIKER, Florence: Sir George (1891)
New Edition: Richard Bentley & Son, 1893. Original lime-green cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, lettered in gilt on spine, publisher's green-and-white monogrammed endpapers. Cloth a little dulled along leading edge of boards, light foxing, otherwise good.
Henniker is best-remembered as a one-time collaborator with Thomas Hardy (The Spectre of the Real) and as the likely original for Sue in Jude the Obscure. She wrote a handful of novels, which show an mild obsession with May-to-December romances between older men and younger women, which reviewers thought "unhealthy".
93 HICHENS, Robert: Byeways (1898)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1898. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, light marking on boards, corners scuffed, a few foxing spots, good.
Publisher's catalogue dated September 1897 bound in at end. A collection of short stories including two with supernatural/horror themes: The Charmer of Snakes & A Tribute of Souls (the latter being written in conjunction with Lord Frederic Hamilton).
94 HILARION [ie Campbell MacKELLAR]: Gräfin Rinsky and Other Stories (1892)
First Edition: Eden, Remington & Co., 1892. Original brown cloth decorated in black and lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Knock (with small tear) to side of spine, a little rubbing on spine tips to cloth on spine, good.
McKellar was an Australian writer (born in Hamilton, Victoria in 1859) who appears to have settled in England. Gräfin Rinsky is a sensational short novel: the other stories are: That American Girl & The Green Hills Far Away. Listed in Hubin. Also issued in red cloth (see Catalogue 84).
97 HYNE, C[harles] J[ohn] Cutcliffe: Kate Meredith (1907)
First English Edition: Cassell & Co., 1907. Illustrated. Original turquoise cloth, lettered and decorated in white with illustration on oval glazed paper inset in centre of front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners scuffed, a little foxing, stamp of Seafarer's Education Service on title page, good/very good.
An American edition -- under the title Kate Meredith, Financier -- appeared in New York in 1906. The heroine is a business woman: inheriting a palm oil company based in West Africa, she takes personal control, organises business deals and confronts fractious local chieftains. "At one point she leads an expedition into the African jungle dressed in a green silk dress with matching hat and parasol". (Ladies of the Ticker by George Robb).
98 HYNE, C[harles] J[ohn] Cutcliffe: Mr. Horrocks Purser (1902)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1902. Frontispiece. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine lightly sunned, some speckling on board edges and spine, faint stamp ("Lieutenant Lord Gifford, 1st Life Guards") on front free endpaper, some pages roughly opened, good.
A collection of stories featuring Horrocks, purser aboard the Ambleside. A mixed collection, including some crime stories. Publisher's catalogue dates October 1901 bound in at end, suggesting the book was probably on the market for Christmas 1901.