CATALOGUE 89, Section Four: Harland - Leblanc
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107 HATTON, Joseph. Four Novels: Christopher Kenrick His Life and Adventures (1869); The Valley of Poppies (1872); By Order of The Czar, the Tragic Story of Anna Klosstock, Queen of the Ghetto (1890); The Princess Mazaroff. A Romance of the Day (1891)
"Library Edition": Hutchinson & Co., 1892 & c1892. Four volumes in uniform publisher's bindings of blue cloth, with mottled beige patterning on boards, lettered in gilt on spines; brown endpapers; top edged gilt. Light scuffing, some light cracking to inner joint papers (all joints tight). Inscription (1893) in first title, traces of bookplates on boards of second title; an attractively bound collection.
A uniformly bound group which shows the breadth of Hatton's writing: The Valley of Poppies is quietly domestic, By Order of the Czar is outspoken and political, and Princess Mazaroff is a shocker of love and murder.
108 HATTON, Joseph: When Greek Meets Greek (1895)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1895. Original fine-ribbed green cloth, blocked in gilt. Light scuffing, foxing (mostly on prelims), otherwise very good.
A novel of male rivalry, set during the French Revolution.
110 HENDERSON, William: Clues, or, Leaves from a Chief Constable's Note Book (1889)
First Edition: Oliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier (Edinburgh), 1889. Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black; decorated endpapers with publisher's booklists. Spine ends scuffed, inner joint papers cracked, but tight: good.
The half-title reads: Clues. Real Detective Stories.
111 HICHENS, Robert: The Black Spaniel and Other Stories (1905)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1905. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine a little darkened, some foxing spots, otherwise very good
Collection of 12 short stories, including 4 with supernatural themes: The Black Spaniel, The Desert Drum, The Princess and the Jewel Doctor, The Figure in the Mirage. The title piece concerns a man who tortures his pet spaniel and is (or may be) reincarnated in spaniel form.
112 HILL, Headon [ie Francis GRAINGER]: My Lord the Felon (1912)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1912. Illustrated. Original black cloth, with repeated pattern of small red rectangles on front board, lettered in gilt. Extremities scuffed, a little foxing, working men's club stamp on front pastedown, good.
Aristocratic crime novel.
113 HOCKING, Silas K[itto]: The Adventures of Latimer Field, Curate (1903)
[Provincial Issue]: James Askew & Son (Preston), nd (c1903 - 07). Original illustrated blue cloth. Lightly scuffed, endpapers tanned, page edges lightly tanned, prize plate (1907) on front pastedown, good.
Twelve crime stories. Latimer Field is probably the first "proper" Anglican clergyman-cum-detective. This provincial issue is undated, but printed from the Warne plates and with Warne's advertisements for other Hocking titles at the end.
118 HOLME, Constance: The Trumpet in the Dust (1921)
First Edition: Mills & Boon, 1921. Frontispiece. Original crimson cloth, framed and lettered in black. Spine lightly sunned, foxing, otherwise very good.
119 HORNIMAN, Roy: The Living Buddha (1903)
First Edition: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. Title page printed in red and black. Original red cloth with blindstamped decoration of leaves on front board, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, new endpapers, now good.
Set in and around Tsang-Lo Monastery in China and featuring the saintly figure of the title.
122 HOUSEHOLD WORDS
Volume IX, February - August 1854
Contains: Hard Times by Charles DICKENS. Complete serialisation.
Short stories include: My Dream by Geraldine JEWSBURY, Sharpening the Scythe by James PAYN. Articles include: The Late Mr. Justice Talfourd by Charles DICKENS, Rights and Wrongs of Women by Eliza Lynn LINTON, Company Manners by Elizabeth GASKELL.
Mid C19th dark green leather over marbled boards; raised bands and maroon leather title label on spine; green endpapers. A couple of small scrapes to leatherwork, light edgewear, light scuffing, light foxing, very good.
Contributions identified in Lohrli.
124 HOUSEHOLD WORDS
Volume XIII, January - July 1856
Contains: A Rogue's Life, Written by Himself by Wilkie COLLINS. Complete serialisation.
Short stories include: Langthwaite by Eliza Lynn LINTON, The Scapegrace, Three Wives, Bond and Free & The Sandiman Mystery by James PAYN, A Fearful Night by Edmund YATES, Gold-Hunting by William HOWITT, My Blind Sister by Harriet PARR, The Ninth of June by W. H. WILLS. Articles include: Insularities, A Nightly Scene in London, The Friend of Lions, Why, Railway Dreaming & The Demeanour of Murderers by Charles DICKENS, Laid Up in Two Lodgings by Wilkie COLLINS. Other regular contributors include G. A. SALA & Henry MORLEY.
Mid C19th dark green leather over marbled boards; raised bands and maroon leather title label on spine; green endpapers. Light edgewear, light scuffing, light foxing, signature (1856) on front pastedown, otherwise very good. £
Contributions identified in Lohrli.
125 HOUSEHOLD WORDS
Volume XV, January - June 1857
Contains: The Dead Secret by Wilkie COLLINS. Complete serialisation.
Short stories include: Calumet Island by Edmund YATES, A Vision of a Studious Man by Percy FITZGERALD, The Mother by Eliza Lynn LINTON, & Grayrigg Grange by T. W. SPEIGHT. Articles include: Murderous Extremes, Stores for the First of April, The Samaritan Institution & The Best Authority by Charles DICKENS, Perfumes, A Forgotten Notability, A Few Pleasant French Gentlemen, Dogs Before Men & Why is the Negro Black? by Eliza Lynn LINTON, Crime's Artificial Flowers by James PAYN.
Mid C19th dark green leather over marbled boards; raised bands and maroon leather title label on spine; green endpapers. Light edgewear, light scuffing, signature (1858) on front pastedown, otherwise very good.
Contributions identified in Lohrli.
126 HOUSEHOLD WORDS
Volume XVI, July - December 1857
Contains: The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles DICKENS & Wilkie COLLINS. Complete serialisation.
Extra Christmas Number for 1857: The Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles DICKENS & Wilkie COLLINS.
Stories & articles include: Agnes Lee by Geraldine JEWSBURY, The Fair Penitent, A Remarkable Revolution, A Queen's Revenge, A Journey in Search of Nothing, The Debtor's Best Friend & Mrs Badgery by Wilkie COLLINS, Three Generations by James PAYN, The Witches of Scotland, The Witches of England, The Amphlett Love-Story & Lyndon Hall by Eliza Lynn LINTON, A Curious Misprint by Charles DICKENS, The Yellow Tiger & The Datchley Philharmonic by Percy FITZGERALD, Our Family Picture by T. W. SPEIGHT.
Mid C19th dark green leather over marbled boards; raised bands and maroon leather title label on spine; green endpapers. A few light scrapes to leatherwork, light edgewear, light scuffing, signature (1858) on front pastedown, very good
128 HOUSEHOLD WORDS (Revived Version)
Volume IV & V, December 1882 -November 1883
Contains: False and Fair; or, The Advocate's Wife by B. L. FARJEON. Complete serialisation. Published in book form as The House of White Shadows.
Dame Durden by RITA. Concluding chapters of serialisation.
Numerous anonymous stories including a number which may be crime and/or supernatural.
Late C19th black leather over marbled boards. Extremities rubbed, some chipping to paper on board edges, good.
Bound without the first 4 issues of Volume IV, with the complete Volume V, and with the first 4 issues of Volume VI. This is the version of Household Words revived by Charles Dickens the Younger.
130 HUME, Fergus W[right]: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886)
One Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Thousand: The Hansom Cab Publishing Company, nd (c1887). Bound (without original wrappers) in simple (probably amateur) green cloth with double yellow endpapers; no lettering or decoration on binding. Small chip to cloth at head of spine; title page and final leaf have tears to edges (text unaffected); staples rusted, thus only fair.
Hume's first book and a runaway bestseller; issued as a paperback and rarely surviving in anything like good (or better) condition.
131 JAMES, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford]: Forest Days: A Romance of the Olden Times (1843)
Parlour Library, Vol. LXXVII: Simms & McIntyre, 1852. Mid C19th tan leather over marbled boards; raised bands and black leather title label on spine. Light edgewear, light foxing, very good.
James's historical romance features Robin Hood.
132 JAMES, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford]: A Whim, and Its Consequences (1847)
Copyright Edition for Continental Circulation: Tauchnitz, 1847. Mid C19th black boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; all edges blue. Light edgewear, light foxing, very good.
Todd [114A]. First setting, with woodcut on title page. Bound without series half-title. Issued anonymously.
134 KINGLAKE, Alexander: Eothen (1844 as Eothen; or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East)
Sanctioned by the Author for Continental Circulation: Tauchnitz, 1846. Mid C19th black boards, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; all edges blue. Light edgewear, light foxing, signature (1848) in pencil on title page, very good.
Todd [105a]. First issue, with woodcut on title page etc. Bound without series half-title. Non-fiction: an account of travel in the Middle East.
Edmund Yates's Bookplate
135 KINGSLEY, Charles: At Last: A Christmas in the West Indies (1871)
First One-Volume Edition: Macmillan & Co., 1871. Illustrated. Original royal blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; brown endpapers. Armorial bookplate of novelist Edmund Yates on front pastedown. Spine dulled, and frayed on tips, board edges a little darkened, note on half-title, good.
Yates's bookplate has his motto -- Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter -- and (printed) signature. The note on the half title reads: Bought at Edmund Yates's library sale, J. F. Boyes, 21, 22/1/95. Kingsley's travelogue first appeared in two volumes in the same year.
137 LAWSON, Henry: On the Tracks and Over the Sliprails (1900)
First Editions: Angus & Robertson (Sydney), 1900. Two volumes bound as one in original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine ends a little rubbed, inner joint papers lightly cracked (but joints tight), inscription (1917) in pencil on rear pastedown, otherwise good.
Combined first edition of two collections of Australian stories, with Prefaces dated March and June 1900. Publisher's catalogue for June 1900.
138 LE QUEUX, William: The Veiled Man Being an Account of the Risks and Adventures of Sidi Ahamadou, Sheikh of the Azjar Marauders of the Great Sahara (1899)
First Edition: F. V. White & Co., 1899. Illustrated by Alfred Pearse. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. A few light marks, a little foxing, signature (1899) on front free endpaper, very good.
Wild adventure with a touch of fantasy.
139 LE QUEUX, William: Secrets of the Foreign Office Describing the Doings of Duckworth Drew, of the Secret Service (1903)
First Edition: Hutchinson & co., 1903. Original crimson cloth with title in gilt on white field on front board, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners lightly rubbed, a few light marks, foxing/faint browning on prelims, very good.
Le Queux's paranoia about foreign agents, and impending invasions may seen as one of the forces behind the creation of the (real) Secret Services.
* LE QUEUX, William: see also item 229
142 LE SAGE, [Alain René]: The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane translated from the French by T[obias] Smollett (1749)
[L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, 1715 - 35]
Charles Daly, nd (c1840). Frontispiece, vignette title and a further sixteen plates. Mid C19th black leather over blue marbled boards. Lightly scuffed. Boards a little darkened, undated signature on front pastedown, signature (1876) on vignette title, foxing on margins of plates, otherwise very good.
143 LEBLANC, Maurice: The Crystal Stopper An Arsène Lupin Novel (1913) translated [from the French] by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
[Le Bouchon de cristal, 1912]
First Edition: Hurst & Blackett, 1913. Title page printed in red, grey and black. Original crimson cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Light scuffing, faint foxing, inscription (1922) on front free endpaper, very good.