CATALOGUE 88, Section Three: E - H
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69 EDGEWORTH, Maria: Tales and Novels ... In Eighteen Volumes (1832 - 33)
First Thus: Baldwin & Cradock, 1832 - 33. Frontispiece and vignette title in each volume. Eighteen volumes uniformly bound in mid-C19th maroon leather over marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Boards grazed, most volumes rubbed at head of spine, some have small chips/rubbing at foot. Volumes IV, VIII & XI have chip to leather at head of spine. All volumes have an armorial bookplate on the front pastedown, with foxing and some stains on prelims, but all are solid and tight with all inner joints intact. A fair to good set.
70 EMMETT, George: Robin Hood and the Archers of Merrie Sherwood (1868 - 69)
Hogarth House Library: Hogarth House, nd (c1885). 38 penny parts/or three volumes in one/or one volume issue, with original front cover bound in at end and supplied title page ("Volume II") inserted at front. Late C19th red leather over red boards; raised bands, gilt decorations and brown leather title label on spine; marbled endpapers. A little scuffing, a few faint foxing spots, very good.
71 FALKNER, John Meade: The Nebuly Coat (1903)
Sixth Edition: John Murray, 1919. Original light blue cloth, with stylised trees in darker blue on front board and spine. Post-war paper tanned throughout, otherwise good.
72 FLETCHER, J[oseph] S[mith]: The Golden Venture (1912)
First Edition: Eveleigh Nash, 1912. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine a little sunned and gilt lettering dulled/oxidised, undated signature on front free endpaper, good
One of Fletcher's early crime novels.
73 GERARD, Emily: The Voice of a Flower (1893)
First Edition: A. D. Innes, 1893. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Lightly scuffed, undated inscription on corner of front pastedown, very good.
74 GIBBON, Perceval: The Vrouw Grobelaar's Leading Cases (1905)
First Edition: William Blackwood, 1905. Original orange-brown cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Spine faintly sunned, gift inscription (1906) on half-title, very good.
75 GOULD, Nat: Thrown Away or Basil Ray's Mistake (1894)
The Sportman's Library of Fiction: George Routledge & Sons, nd . Original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated (with sportsmen's heads, a dog and a horse) in red, yellow and black. Spine a little dulled, foxing on prelims, very good.
76 GOWING, Mrs Amelia Aylmer: A Spider's Web (1900)
First Edition: Thomas Burleigh, 1900. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine sunned, endpapers and page edges browned, good.
77 GRAND, Sarah [ie Frances McFALL]: Variety (1922)
First Edition: William Heinemann, 1922. Original blue cloth, lettered in black. Spine lightly sunned, lower portions of boards darkened/speckled, good.
78 GREENWOOD, James ("The Amateur Casual"): Rag, Tag & Co. Sketches of the People (1883)
First Edition: Frederick Warne & Co., nd . Original red cloth, decorated in black and lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Spine sunned, corners scuffed, a little pink staining on endpapers, otherwise good.
Sketches and stories of (largely working-class) life under various headings: River Rats, A Haunted House, From London to York, Young Rascals, Scrag-End Market, Christmas on Crutches, The Wood-Chopper's Wedding etc etc.
79 GRIFFIN, Gerald: The Christian Physiologist and Other Tales (1830 as The Christian Physiologist, Tales Illustrative of the Five Senses)
Reprint: James Duffy (Dublin), nd . Frontispiece and illustrated title page. Original blindstamped green cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on spine. Rubbed on spine ends, inner joint papers lightly cracked, bookplate on front pastedown, good.
The "other Tales" are: A Night at Sea & Touch My Honour, Touch My Life.
80 GRIFFITHS, Major Arthur: In Tight Places. Some Experiences of an Amateur Detective (1900)
First Edition: Jarrold & Sons, 1900. Original light blue cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt. A few light marks on cloth, spotting on rear board, foxing on endpapers, good.
Not in Wolff. A collection of sixteen crime stories.
81 HAGGARD, H[enry] Rider: The Virgin of the Sun (1922)
First Edition: Cassell & Co., 1922. Original orange cloth, lettered in red. Spine a trifle dulled, otherwise very good.
82 HALIDOM, M. Y. [ie Alexander HUTH]: The Wizard's Mantle (1890/1902)
New & Revised Edition: Thomas Burleigh, 1903. Illustrated. Original dark red cloth with raised chrysanthemum pattern on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Repair to cloth along lower hinge, browning on endpapers, fair/good.
83 HALIDOM, M. Y. [ie Alexander HUTH]: Tales of the Wonder Club (1899-1900)
New & Revised Edition: Thomas Burleigh, 1903-5. Illustrated by John Jellicoe and Val Prince, after designs by the Author. Three volumes uniformly bound in cloth with raised chrysanthemum pattern on front boards, lettered in gilt on spines. The first and third volumes are in blue cloth, the second in red. Volume I: extremities scuffed, some marks on cloth, front inner joint paper cracked: good. Volume II: near fine. Volume III: lightly scuffed, some tanning on endpapers, very good.
Somewhat in the manner of a Dickensian Christmas story, a group of travellers in an old inn tell a series of blood-curdling stories, including The Phantom Flea, The Headless Lady & Buried Alive. The third volume is entitled The Last of the Wonder Club, and also contains The Gipsy Queen A Romantic Play. Originally published under the pseudonym Dryasdust.
* HARDY, Lady Duffus: see item 117
* HARTE, Bret: see item 205
84 HATTON, Joseph: Pippins and Cheese (1868)
First Edition: Bradbury, Evans & Co., 1868. Original brown cloth on bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in black and gilt; grey endpapers. Corner scuffed, tiny split to cloth on upper hinge, paper on inner joint papers chipped (but joints tight), edge of front free endpaper rubbed, good.
85 HATTON, Joseph: Christopher Kenrick, His Life and Adventures (1869)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1893). Original blue cloth with speckled design on boards, lettered in gilt on spine; black endpapers. Minor scuffing, gift inscription (1893) on verso of front free endpaper. Very good.
* HATTON, Joesph: see also item 209
86 HAYWARD, Mrs [Eliza Fowler]: The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless (1751)
[Reprint in Four Volumes]: Harrison & Co., 1783. Eight plates. Mid C20th blue boards with printed paper title label on spine. Minimal foxing: clean, tight, very good.
An unusually early novel to deal with the subjects of unhappy marriage, separation and reconciliation. The heroine, initially a thoughtless coquette, gradually develops into a better person through the novel.
87 HAYWARD, W[illiam] Stephens: Ethel Grey A Novel (1875)
[Reprint]: Richard Edward King, nd, c1900. Original red cloth on bevelled boards, blindstamped flower and silver (brush-stroke) lettering on front board. Spine ends chipped and lettering oxidised, paper tanned on edges throughout, good only.
88 HEILGERS, Louise: Rose and Grey (1914)
Paperback: The Dryden Press, 1914. Original light card covers, lettered and decorated in rose and grey. Spine creased, corners turned, good.
Thirty short stories. "Some time ago I said Louise Heilgers was the most wonderful short story writer of the present day. I can only say she has now become more wonderful still" (John Bull).
89 HELLER, Frank [ie Martin Gunnar SERNER] The Perilous Transactions of Mr Collin translated [from the Swedish] by Pauline de Chary (1924)
[Herr Collins affärer i London, 1914]
First English Edition: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1924. Original blindstamped red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, endpapers tanned, foxing spots, very good.
Early Swedish crime fiction: the eponymous Mr [Philip] Collin is both a criminal and a detective. Scarce.
90 HELM, W[illiam] H[enry]: Studies in Style (1900)
First Edition: William Heinemann, 1900. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Light grazing, faint foxing, otherwise very good.
* HEMYNG, Bracebridge: see item 206
91 HERMAN, Henry: The Crime of a Christmas Toy. A Detective Story (1895)
Colonial Edition, Yellowback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd . Illustrated. Late Ward Lock yellowback format: glazed pictorial cloth boards with maroon cloth spine. Rubbed on two free corners and along edges, good.
Topp [II, p 376]. Lord Senfrey is killed by the poisoned gas emitted by a mysterious Christmas present. First appeared as the Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1893. Identical with UK standard issues, but with the words "Colonial Edition" on title page.
92 HILL, Headon [ie Francis GRAINGER]: Beacon Fires. War Stories of the Coast (1897)
Yellowback: Ward, Lock & Co., nd . Illustrated. Late Ward Lock yellowback format: glazed pictorial cloth boards with blue cloth spine. Some edgewear, gilt lettering on spine rubbed, otherwise good.
93 HOBBES, John Oliver [ie Pearl CRAIGIE]: The School for Saints. Part of the History of the Right Honourable Robert Orange, M. P. (1897)
First Edition: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897. Title page printed in red and black. Original fine-ribbed dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; top edge gilt. A few light specks on cloth, light foxing, signature (1898) on front free endpaper, very good.
Wolff . The sequel -- Robert Orange -- appeared in 1900.
94 HOCKING, Silas K[itto]: A Man's Work (1916)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1916. Frontispiece. Original deep blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned, prize plate on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
95 HORNUNG, E[rnest] W[illiam]: Stingaree (1905)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1905. Title page printed in red and black. Original fine-ribbed maroon cloth with blindstamped tree and vine design and white lettering on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Some light marks on boards, Mudie's Library label on front board, trace of removed label on spine, private library stamp ("Queen St Library") on endpapers, good.
Ten stories featuring Stingaree, a gentleman bushranger. Undated publisher's catalogue bound in at end.
96 HOWITT, Mary: The Dial of Love: A Christmas Book for the Young (1853)
First Thus: Darton & Co., 1853. Illustrated. Original red cloth with blindstamped decorative framing and gilt decorations and titling on front board; pale yellow endpapers. A little rubbed with small split to cloth at foot of spine, inscription (1856) on front free endpaper, otherwise good.
Six issues of Howitt's "little Periodical" issued as a Christmas gift book. It seems that The Dial of Love was issued irregularly and bound up in volume form under several different titles.
97 HUME, Fergus: When I Lived in Bohemia. Papers Selected from the Portfolio of Peter --- Esq. (1892)
First Edition, Arrowsmith's 3/6 Series, Volume X: J. W. Arrowsmith (Bristol), nd . Illustrated. First/last leaves used as endpapers, with front pastedown listing volumes I - IX in series. Original orange-tan cloth lettered and illustrated in black and blue, in gilt on spine. Spine ends scuffed, half-title faintly tanned, very good/near fine.
98 HUME, Fergus: The Mystery of Landy Court (1894)
First Edition: Jarrold & Sons, 1894. Original red cloth with elaborate gilt decorative panel and lettering on front board, lettered in gilt on spine; grey leaf-patterned endpapers. Rubbed on spine ends and lightly on hinges, cloth lightly speckled, good.
* HUNGERFORD, Mrs: see item 190
99 HYNE, [Charles John] Cutcliffe: Atoms of Empire (1904)
First Edition: Macmillan & Co., 1904. Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt, title framed in black and white on front board, top edge gilt. Small loss of cloth (2mm) on centre and left at head of spine, corners scuffed, otherwise tight: good only.