CATALOGUE 88, Section Four: I - Ma
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100 JACOB, Violet: The History of Aythan Waring (1908)
First Edition: William Heinemann, 1908. Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a trifle darkened, with small stain on right edge, faint trace of removed label on front pastedown, light foxing, good.
Jacob's third novel set (like her first, The Sheep-Stealers) in the rural Welsh Marches and the valley of the river Wye.
* JENKINS, John Edward: see item 206
101 JEROME, Jerome K[lapka]: Tommy & Co. (1904).
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1904. Original blue cloth, framed in white and lettered in gilt. Endpapers faintly browned with signature (1904) on front pastedown, light foxing, otherwise a bright, tight copy: very good.
102 JEROME, Jerome K[lapka]: The Angel and the Author -- and Others (1908)
First Edition: Hurst & Blackett, 1908. Original black cloth, lettered in white on front board, in grey on spine. Lightly scuffed, rubbed on spine tips, foxing spots on prelims, signature (1947) on front free endpaper, very good.
103 JOCELYN, Mrs Robert [ie Ada JOCELYN]: A Dangerous Brute. A Sporting Sketch (1895)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd . Original red cloth illustrated with riding crop and spurs, lettered in gilt. Spine faintly sunned and scuffed on tips, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, very good.
Wolff . The brute is, of course, a horse.
104 JONES, Hannah Maria: Rosaline Woodbridge; or, The Midnight Visit (1827)
Penny Part issue, bound up without prelims, nd, c1859. 47 numbered parts, with three plates (one before the text, two after). Mid C19th brown binder's cloth with leather title label on spine. Split along lower hinge with some loss of cloth, a few pages have edge tears (without loss), signature (1859) on blank prelim. A reading copy of a scarce title.
* KEARY, Annie: see item 123
105 KENNARD, Mrs Edward [ie Mary KENNARD]: At the Tail of the Hounds (1897)
First Edition ("In One Volume"): F. V. White & Co., 1897. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Trace of removed label on bottom of front board, name on front free endpaper, light foxing, good.
Wolff . Love, hunting and a mad husband. Despite the wording on the title page, this novel was only ever issued in one volume.
106 KUPPORD, Skelton [ie Sir John ADAMS]: A Fortune from the Sky (1903)
First Edition: Nelson & Sons, 1903. Original grey-green cloth, blocked in black and white; green-and-white patterned endpapers. Corners and foot of spine scuffed, front endpapers gummed together, good.
Edwardian science fiction novel concerning the mysterious energy source "panergon", and a machine that produces "death rays".
107 LE FANU, J[oseph] S[heridan]: Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh (1864)
New Edition, Favourite Novels: Richard Bentley, 1893. Engraved frontispiece. Original blindstamped green-black cloth with lettering and decoration in gilt on spine; publisher's own monogrammed endpapers. Light scuffing, rubbed with small nicks on spine ends, no half-title, good.
108 LE QUEUX, William: The Lady in the Car in Which the Amours of a Mysterious Motorist Are Related (1908)
First Edition: Eveleigh Nash, 1908. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, a little speckling on front board, foxing on prelims, good.
109 LE QUEUX, William: Spies of the Kaiser Plotting the Downfall of England (1909)
Second Canadian Edition: The Macmillan Company (Toronto), nd . Original blue cloth lettered in white on front board, in gilt on spine, with an illustration of black Imperial German eagle perched atop a flag-pole flying the Union Jack on front board. Lightly scuffed, very good.
110 LE QUEUX, William: "Cinders" of Harley Street Being Some Curious Leaves from the Diary of Villiers Beethom-Saunders, M. D., Revealed by His Friend and Executor, Charles Barrington-Mayne, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law and edited by William Le Queux (1916)
First Edition: Ward, Lock & Co., 1916. Frontispiece. Original green cloth, lettered in black. Stamp on front free endpaper, extremities scuffed, very good.
* LE QUEUX, William: see also item 209
111 LEAR, Henrietta Louisa: Tales of Kirkbeck; or, A Parish in the Fells. First & Second Series (1848 - 50)
Third Edition: J. T. Hayes, nd . Two volumes uniformly bound in green cloth, with grey endpapers. Cloth rubbed on corners and head/foot of spine, faint inscription (1869) on front free endpapers, piece torn from head of Contents page in first volume, otherwise good.
112 LEROUX, Gaston: The Secret of the Night (1914)
[Rouletabille chez le Tsar, 1913]
First English Edition: Eveleigh Nash, 1914. Original deep purple cloth, framed and lettered in red. Spine sunned, and spine portion of rear board speckled/discoloured, good.
The adventures of Leroux's amateur detective, Joseph Rouletabille, in Russia.
113 LESTER, H[orace] F[rank]: Queen of the Hamlet (1894)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Chapman & Hall, 1894. Two volumes in original light blue cloth, lettered and decorated in black on front boards, lettered in gilt on spines, publisher's own monogrammed endpapers. Spines a trifle darkened, lightly scuffed, small chip at foot of spine on Volume II, W. H. Smith's label on each front pastedown, small loss to bottom free corners of last few leaves in Volume I (text unaffected), a good set.
Collates: I - [viii] + 288 pp; II - [viii] + 274 pp. The novel concerns the vicious gossip and destructive interference of Miss Fanny Strutt, who "reigns" over the small village of Mallow. Lester wrote a handful of novels including parodies and future war stories.
114 LLOYD, J[essie] Sale: Scamp (1887)
First Edition in Three Volumes: F. V. White & Co., 1887. Three volumes in dark green cloth, triple ruled in red head/foot of front boards and spine; lettered and monogrammed in red on boards, lettered in gilt on spines; red-and-pale-blue flower-patterned endpapers. Lightly scuffed, a little speckled on rear board of volume III, foxing on prelims: a very good set.
115 LONDON SOCIETY
Volume II, July - December 1862
Philip Morton, The Story of a Wife's Secret, a Husband's Trust and a Friend's Strategy by Annie THOMAS. Short novel. Complete serialisation
How I Gained a Wife. ANONYMOUS. Short novel. Complete serialisation
Christmas Number for 1862, bound in at end
The Ghost of Heatherbell Abbey. Anonymous supernatural story.
Mid C19th red leather over marbled boards; black title labels on spine; marbled endpapers. Spine sunned, edges lightly rubbed, small chips to edges of title labels, good.
116 LONDON SOCIETY
Volumes XIX & XX, January - December 1871
Two Plunges for a Pearl by Mortimer COLLINS. Complete serialisation
Short stories include: The World in Apple-Pie Order by Blanchard JERROLD, One Night & Ricardo's Benefit by Mary Cecil HAY (as Mark HARDCASTLE), Up and Down Moel Vammer by Frederick TALBOT, How the Prussians Invaded Brighton & Autumn Manoeuvring by Arthur A BECKETT.
Articles by E. Lynn LINTON, Joseph HATTON, Edmund YATES, James GREENWOOD.
Two volumes uniformly bound in tan leather over marbled boards; raised bands and black leather title labels on spines, green endpapers, free corners rubbed, nameplate on front pastedown, plates tanned (as usual in this journal), good.
Does not contain the extra Christmas number.
117 LONDON SOCIETY
Volume XXII, July - December 1872
A Leap in the Dark by Lady Duffus HARDY. Complete serialisation.
A Simpleton by Charles READE. Start of serialisation.
Short stories include: The Crystal Cup by Bram STOKER [writing as Abraham STOKER], Brother Against Brother by Captain Mayne REID, We Four by Mary Cecil HAY [as Mark HARDCASTLE].
Tan leather over marbled boards; raised bands and black leather title labels on spine, green endpapers, free corners rubbed, nameplate on front pastedown, plates tanned (as usual in this journal), otherwise good.
Does not contain the extra Christmas number. Stoker's first short story remained uncollected until the late C20th.
118 THE LUDGATE
January - June 1898
The Deeds of Michael Niel, Soldier of the Queen by F. Norreys CONNELL. Conclusion of series of stories
The Master Criminal by Fred M. WHITE. Six crime stories in ongoing series.
Short stories include: The Eccentricity of Lady Carristher by Halliwell SUTCLIFFE, A Little Ship was on the Sea by H. D. LOWRY, The Wise Men by Stephen CRANE, The Golden Scarab by J. W. BRESLIN
Articles include: Where Folly is God by William LE QUEUX, Golf on the Norman Coast by John Strange WINTER.
Bound up as (and with prelims for) Volume V (November 1897 - April 1898) in original publishers decorated green cloth on bevelled boards. Front endpapers torn on inner edge, a little grazing to boards, very good.
119 MACDONALD, George: Donal Grant (1883)
New Edition: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., nd . Original red cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. A few light marks, slip trimmed from top of front free endpaper, otherwise clean and bright: very good.
120 MACKIE, John: They That Sit in Darkness A Story of the Australian Never-Never (1897)
First Edition: Hutchinson & Co., 1897. Original dark blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, white and red. Chips to cloth on both spine ends, endpapers browned, good only.
Dedicated to E. W. Hornung.
121 MACMILLAN'S MAGAZINE
Volumes 27 - 43, November 1872 - April 1881
Contains complete serialisations of the following novels:
A Princess of Thule by William BLACK
A Slip in the Fens by Jane SEXEY
Castle Daly by Annie KEARY
The Curate in Charge by Mrs OLIPHANT
Madcap Violet by William BLACK
Young Musgrave by Mrs OLIPHANT
Sebastian by Katharine COOPER
A Doubting Heart by Annie KEARY
Haworth's by Frances Hodgson BURNETT
He That Will Not When He May by Mrs OLIPHANT
Also: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry JAMES. Chapters I - XXVIII.
Also: My Time and What I've Done with It by F. C. BURNAND. (Reminiscences)
Articles include: The Transvaal by H. Rider HAGGARD
17 volumes uniformly bound in black leather over maroon marbled boards; raised bands and brown leather title labels on spines; green endpapers. Corners scuffed, light foxing, undated signatures on prelims, very good.
122 MACLEOD, Norman: The Old Lieutenant and His Son (1862)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Alexander Strahan, 1862. Two volumes bound as one in publisher's own blue cloth with blindstamped framing, illustration of ship on front board and lettering on spine in gilt; brown endpapers. Corners scuffed, spine a little darkened, tiny chip to hinge near foot of spine, inscriptions (1868) on front free endpaper and first half-title, good.
123 MACLEOD, Norman: The Starling A Scotch Story (1867)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Alexander Strahan, 1867. Frontispiece in each volume, with an additional three plates in Volume I only. Two volumes in original brown cloth with blindstamped framing, lettered in gilt on spines; blue-black endpapers. Extremities a little scuffed, spine ends nicked, engraved bookplate on each front free endpaper, faint foxing, otherwise very good.
124 MARRYAT, Florence: Too Good for Him (1865)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1890). Original grey cloth with boards speckled in blue; lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Small chips on spine ends, corners rubbed, inscription (1890) on title page, good.
125 MARRYAT, Florence: Petronel A Novel (1870)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1890). Original grey cloth with boards speckled in blue; lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Corners rubbed, small closed split at head of spine, nicks on spine ends, good.
126 MARRYAT, Florence: Her Lord and Master (1871)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1890). Original grey cloth with boards speckled in blue; lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Corners rubbed, small nicks to spine ends, otherwise good.
127 MARRYAT, Florence: Mad Dumaresq (1873)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1890). Original grey cloth with boards speckled in blue; lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Small holes rubbed on hinges, small nicks on spine ends, good.
128 MARRYAT, Florence: No Intentions (1874)
New Edition: Hutchinson & Co., nd (c1890). Original grey cloth with boards speckled in blue; lettered in gilt on spine; dark brown endpapers. Small chips at foot of spine, small nicks at head, otherwise good.
129 MASON, A[lfred] E[dward] W[oodley]: At the Villa Rose (1910)
First Edition: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. Original red cloth with two sets of vertical yellow lines on front board, one on spine: front board lettered in white, spine lettered in gilt. Lightly scuffed, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, a little light foxing, otherwise very good.
Crime novel which introduces the character of Inspector Hanaud.