CATALOGUE 90, Section Four: INGELOW - LYTTON
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99 INGELOW, Jean: Off the Skelligs (1872)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1873. Three volumes bound as one in late C19th brown binder's cloth. Worn on corners, foxing on prelims, good.
Todd [1293/94/95]. Bound without series half titles but with publisher's catalogue for January 1873 bound in at end of volume III. Ingelow's lengthy novel was published in four volumes in London in 1872.
101 THE IRISH MONTHLY A Magazine of General Literature
Fifteenth Yearly Volume, 1887
Contains: A Perplexing Promise by Clara MULHOLLAND ("Author of The Miser of Kingscourt"). Short novel, complete serialisation.
Short stories include: An Australian Ghost (anonymous). Late C19th rebinding in green binder's cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Corners rubbed, spine ends nicked, convent stamp on front free endpaper, good.
Clara was the sister of the better-known Rosa Mulholland.
102 JAMES, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford]: The Life and Adventures of John Marston Hall (1834)
Notable Novels No 29: Frederick Warne & Co., nd . Original pictorial card wrappers. Some chipping along spine edges, but front cover clean and bright: good.
Topp [IV, p.113]. First issued in this series in 1878. The list of other titles available indicates that the date of this issue is 1880.
103 JAMES, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford]: One in a Thousand; or, The Days of Henri Quatre (1835)
Parlour Library, Vol XXXV: Simms & McIntyre, 1850. Mid C19th binding in green leather over blue and black marbled boards; blue marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed, signatures (1863) on blank prelim, good.
105 KETTLE, Rosa Mackenzie [ie Mary Rosa STUART]: Under the Grand Old Hills. A Romance (1875)
First Edition, "Author's Edition": James Weir, 1875. Original lilac cloth, lettered in gilt on front board and spine; yellow endpapers. Spine sunned to grey with small nicks to ends, signature (1875) on front free endpaper, good.
Not in Wolff, who held several two and three volume novels by Kettle. A number of completely new titles were added directly to the "Author's Edition" in this one-volume format. Kettle promoted direct sales of her own books: at the end of the novel are three pages of reviews of the earlier Smugglers and Foresters (now re-issued) with a footnote at the end stating: "Copies sent post-free by MISS R. M. KETTLE, HEATHSIDE, PARKSTONE, DORSET".
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109 LAUDER, Sir Thomas Dick: Lochandhu: A Tale of the Eighteenth Century (1825)
Second Edition: James Watson (Elgin), 1877. Original beaded blue cloth with blindstamped framing, lettered in gilt on spine. A little speckling on cloth, endpapers replaced, otherwise good.
A Scottish historical romance, much influenced by Sir Walter Scott.
116 LIKA JOKO An Illustrated Weekly Conducted by Harry Furniss
Volume I, October 1894 - April 1895. [Complete run]
Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in red, black and gilt; green-and-white patterned endpapers. Corners scuffed, spine creased, inner joint partly cracked, otherwise good.
The short-lived journal folded after six months. It was created by Furniss as a vehicle for his satirical drawings, complemented by humorous and satirical letterpress. Each issue contains a double page cartoon by Furniss, and much other artwork by various artists. Scarce.
120 LOWRY, H[enry] D[awson]: Wreckers and Methodists and Other Stories (1893)
First Edition: William Heinemann, 1893. Original green cloth, illustrated with seascape, lettered in gilt. Extremities scuffed, gilt a little dulled, undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise very good.
Dawson's first collection of stories, with Cornish settings. He later became editor of The Ludgate.
121 THE LUDGATE MONTHLY
Volume II, November 1891 - April 1892
Short stories include: A Young Blue-Stocking by L. T. MEADE, Little Bobby Cuttlestone by Hawley SMART, A Loyal Heart by J. Fitzgerald MOLLOY, The Postman's Daughter by Henry HERMAN, The Principal Boy by I. ZANGWILL, The Story of Strawberry Court by George R. SIMS, Wrostella's Weird by Helen MATHERS.
Original mustard yellow cloth, decorated and lettered in black and red; yellow endpapers. Corners rubbed, small loss of cloth on spine ends, faint ring mark on front board, light foxing, good.