CATALOGUE 89, Section Five: Lloyd - Oxenford
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144 LLOYD, J[essie] Sale: Shadows of the Past. The Autobiography of General Kenyon (1882)
Second Edition: W. H Allen, 1883. Title page is a cancel. Original red cloth with decorative border in black, decorated and lettered in gilt, grey leaf-patterned endpapers. Spine a little sunned, otherwise very good.
A fictional "autobiography". The title page states that the book is "edited by J. Sale Lloyd" but entries on COPAC note "edited [or rather written by] J. Sale Lloyd". The author's husband was a soldier and the book is dedicated to her cousin General Sir Robert Sale, "the hero of Afghanistan". See the following item.
145 LLOYD, J[essie] Sale: Its Own Reward (1886)
First Edition: W. H. Allen & Co., 1886. Illustrated. Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and green; black endpapers. A couple of small and faint marks on cloth, a little foxing, otherwise fine.
A juvenile title by the author of Ruth Everingham, We Costelions, Scamp etc. From a collection belonging to the Lloyd family and probably unread.
146 LLOYD'S ENTERTAINING JOURNAL
Volumes 1 - 2, March 1844 - February 1845
Contains: A Woman's Life; or, Trials of the Heart by Emilie Flygare CARLEN. Complete serialisation.
The Peasant Girl by Hannah Maria JONES. Complete serialisation.
Mariette; or, The Forger's Wife and the Child of Destiny by Thomas Peckett PREST. Chapters I - LXI. Start (and bulk) of serialisation.
The Conspirator by Eliza Ann DUPUY. Chapters I - XXIV. Start of serialisation.
Gold; or, The Stranger of the Wreck by James Malcolm RYMER ("ERRYM"). Chapter I.
Shorter pieces include: Raising the Wind; or, Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences by Edgar Allan POE.
Two volumes bound as one in mid C19th dark brown leather over marbled boards. No prelims or free endpapers -- opens with Index to Volume I; spine gummed to text block, corners rubbed, index pages torn, page edges tanned, otherwise a solid copy, fair.
149 MACDONALD, George: The Disciple and Other Poems (1867)
Works of Imagination and Fancy Volume II: Strahan & Co., nd, c1871. Original grass green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. A few light marks, good.
A collection of MacDonald's poems.
150 MACDONALD, George: Violin Songs (1871)
Works of Imagination and Fancy Volume III: Strahan & Co., nd, c1871. Original grass green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. A few light marks, good.
Another collection of MacDonald's poems. Advertisement for fourth edition of Human Sadness (1864) by the Countess de Gasparin, tipped in to front endpapers.
151 MACDONALD, George: Parables and Ballads and Scotch Songs (1871)
Works of Imagination and Fancy Volume IV: Strahan & Co., nd, c1871. Original grass green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. A few light marks, good.
Another collection of MacDonald's poems.
152 MACDONALD, George: The Light Princess and Other Stories (1871)
Works of Imagination and Fancy Volume VIII: Strahan & Co., nd. c1871. Original grass green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. A few light marks, some foxing in text, good.
Three stories: The Light Princess, The Giant's Heart & The Shadows.
153 MACDONALD, George: Cross Purposes and Other Stories (1871)
Works of Imagination and Fancy Volume IX: Strahan & Co./Daldy, Isbister & Co, 1871/1874. Original grass green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. A few light marks, good.
Four fairy stories. Originally issued by Strahan in 1871, this appears to be a re-issue by Daldy with a cancelled title page: the series title page (Strahan, dated 1871) is bound in (as usual) at the end; the title page (Dalby & Isbister, 1874), is bound in at front. Advertisement for one volume edition of Wilfred Cumbermede tipped in to front endpapers.
154 MACDONALD, George: The Cruel Painter and Other Stories (1871)
Works of Imagination and Fancy Volume X: Strahan & Co./Daldy, Isbister & Co, 1871/1874. Original grass green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, yellow endpapers. A few light marks, good.
Four fairy stories. See note to item 153 above. Advertisement for one volume edition of The Seaboard Parish tipped in to front endpapers.
* MACDONALD, George: see also item 65
155 MACQUOID, Katharine S[arah]: Mère Suzanne and Other Stories (1887)
First Edition: S. P. C. K., nd . Illustrated. Original illustrated grey-blue cloth, lettered in black and gilt; grey-and-white leaf-patterned endpapers. Light scuffing, a little faint foxing, very good.
Wolff . Six historical novelettes, with French and German settings: Mère Suzanne, A Night of Terror, The Manor-House of Kersuel, Felicie's Niece, The Old White House The Mill by the Molignée. Undated but with advertisements for the first three titles in the Penny Library of Fiction series (1886 -7) at end.
157 MARRYAT, Captain [Frederick], R. N.: The Privateer's-Man. One Hundred Years Ago (1846)
First Edition in Two Volumes: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1846. Two volumes uniformly bound in blue-black leather over marbled boards; raised bands with gilt lettering and decorations on spines; marbled endpapers; top edges gilt. Boards lightly grazed, pages edges faintly tanned, armorial bookplates of the Morse-Boycott family on front pastedowns, very good.
Sadleir  in original cloth. This copy does not contain the publisher's catalogue.
* MARSH, Richard: see item 215
158 MATCHETT, Willoughby: To Welcome the King and Other Stories, Mostly Humorous (1902)
First Edition: Greening & Co., 1902. Original pale brown cloth, lettered and illustrated in orange and black. Spine ends scuffed, small puncture on spine, Hungarian bookseller's stamp on verso of title page, some foxing, good.
Listed in Hubin, although the crime content seems peripheral.
160 McCARTHY, Justin Huntly: The Gorgeous Borgia (1908)
First Edition: Hurst & Blackett, 1908. Original red cloth, framed and lettered in black on front board, in gilt on spine. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise very good.
Wolff , noting that the binding style is the same as Braddon's The White House (item 48). The novel is an historical romance woven around the figure of Caesar Borgia. McCarthy was the son of novelist Justin McCarthy, and used his middle name to differentiate himself from his father.
161 MERRICK, Leonard: The Quaint Companions (1903)
First Edition: Grant Richards, 1903. Original green cloth, decorated in pale violet and white, lettered in gilt. Corners lightly scuffed, signature in pencil on front free endpaper, otherwise a clean and bright copy: very good.
Sadleir . Undated publisher's catalogue at end.
Signed by Author
162 MERRICK, Leonard: The Man Who Understood Women and Other Stories (1908)
First Edition: Eveleigh Nash, 1908. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Light marks on leading edge of front board, otherwise very good. Inscription on front free endpaper reads: To Ezra Ripley Thayer from Leonard Merrick Oct '08.
Not in Wolff or Sadleir.
163 MERRICK, Leonard: All the World Wondered and Other Stories (1911)
First Edition: Methuen & Co., 1911. Original fine-ribbed red cloth, lettered in gilt. Section of leading edge of front board worn/nibbled, undated signature on front free endpaper, otherwise good.
Wolff . Publisher's catalogue dated October 1910 bound in at end.
164 MEYER, Charles: The Shadows of Life A Series of True Detective Stories (1894)
First Edition (?): Frederick Warne & Co., nd (1894?). Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Boards rubbed with some light wrinkles/creases; top layer of paper on spine mostly missing (only a small part of title is visible) although lower white paper layer of spine remains intact, inner joint papers cracked (but joints tight), thus only fair.
Topp [IV, p. 234] records the existence of the book, but adds "I cannot trace it". Listed in Hubin. It is unclear how "true" the stories are: they read like fiction. Only a fair, well-used copy of rather a scarce title.
165 MILNE, James: The Epistles of Atkins Being Some of the Lights on Human Nature in the Ordeal of War, Which Illumine the Letters of the Common Soldier, Written from South Africa to His People at Home; and so an Answer to the Question, "How Does it Feel to be in a Battle?" (1902)
Copyright Edition: Tauchnitz, 1902. Early C20th brown leather over mottled boards, black leather title label on spine; pale blue endpapers. Leather scraped at head of spine, name stamp (Cumberbatch) on front pastedown, good.
Todd . First/only issue; series half-title bound in. Imaginary letters from a typical soldier ("Tommy Atkins") in the Boer War.
166 MOLESWORTH, Mrs [Mary Louise]: Miss Bouverie (1880)
"In One Volume", Standard, Library: Hurst & Blackett, nd (c1890). Original dark green cloth on bevelled boards with butterfly motif in gilt on front board; dark green endpapers. Minimal scuffing, light foxing, very good.
One of Molesworth's adult titles, originally published in three volumes in 1880. Later reprints aimed the book at the "older girl" market, with decorated covers.
168 MURRAY, David Christie: Mount Despair and Other Stories (1895)
New Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1897. Title page is a cancel. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Edges rubbed, 2 cm x 1 cm piece missing from head of spine, inner joint papers lightly cracked, fair/good.
Topp [III, p. 247]. The title novelette (set in Australia) is followed by five shorter pieces: The Ghost's Opera, A Trick with a Cherry, After the Fact, A Day in the Country & The Fleshly Raiment.
169 MURRAY, David Christie: Tales in Prose and Verse (1898)
First Edition: Chatto & Windus, 1898. Original light maroon cloth, with blindstamped flowers on boards, lettered in gilt. Spine and top edge of rear board lightly sunned, faint inscription (1913) on front free endpaper, good.
Collection consisting of alternating stories and poems. Scarce. Publisher's catalogue for September 1897 bound in at end.
* MURRAY, David Christie: see also item 228
172 OLIPHANT, Laurence: Piccadilly A Fragment of Contemporary Biography (1870)
Eighth Edition: William Blackwood & Sons, 1885. Eight illustrations by Richard Doyle. Original blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt; green endpapers. Lightly scuffed, spine a trifle dulled, bookplate on front pastedown, very good.
A satirical novel.
173 OLIPHANT, Mrs [Margaret]: Within the Precincts (1879)
New Edition: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885. Frontispiece. Original green cloth on limp/light boards, decoratively framed in black and lettered in gilt; yellow endpapers. Light scuffing, a few light marks, rear inner joint paper lightly cracked (but joint tight), very good.
175 OLIPHANT, Mrs [Margaret]: The Unjust Steward or, The Minister's Debt (1896)
[Second Edition]: W. & R. Chambers, nd . Original illustrated blue cloth, grey endpapers. Lightly scuffed, gift inscription (1899) on verso of front free endpaper, otherwise very good.
176 ONCE A WEEK
Volume III, June - December 1860
Contains: Evan Harrington by George MEREDITH. Conclusion of serialisation.
The Silver Cord by Shirley BROOKS. Start of serialisation.
Short stories include: The Bee in the Bonnet by Dutton COOK, Mrs Haddock's Hair-Pins by Charles H. ROSS, Assize Intelligence by Albany de FONBLANQUE, The Herberts of Elfdale by Catherine CROWE.
Articles by Harriet MARTINEAU, Shirley BROOKS, Hain FRISWELL.
Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Bound up in publisher's cloth, but without prelims. Cloth worn/starting to split on hinge ends, and rubbed at top of spine, a little foxing, otherwise good.
177 ONCE A WEEK
New Series, Volume IX, January - June 1872
Contains: Ready-Money Mortiboy by Walter BESANT & James RICE. Complete serialisation.
Gummer's Fortune by John Baker HOPKINS. Complete serialisation.
Also contains a series of full-page caricatures by Frederick Waddy of "Eminent Public Men" including: Sir Henry Irving (as Mathias in The Bells), Charles Reade, Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins ("He Wrote The Woman in White"), Benjamin Disraeli, Alfred Tennyson, Charles Kingsley, Dion Boucicault, Anthony Trollope, Charles Darwin, William Hepworth Dixon, John Everett Millais & Lord Lytton.
Original blindstamped blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, cream endpapers. Corners rubbed, two short splits to cloth on upper hinge, good.
The image of Wilkie Collins pasting up a poster at the Olympic Theatre has been much reproduced.