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Victorian and Edwardian literature


Aguilar, Grace (1816-1847): Home influence: a tale for mothers and daughters. London: Walter Scott, [c.1900]. 8vo. xvi + 336 + catalogue [xvi] pp. Frontispiece. Dark and light green cloth, ruled gilt on covers, lettered gilt on spine. Sunday school prize bookplate dated 1903. Advertisement tipped in 'List of volumes which can be had uniform with this'. Slight wear to corners, slight staining to edge of front cover; otherwise a nice copy. Includes 'Memoir of Grace Aguilar', pp. ix-xiv. Novel first published 1847. Stock ref 2. £8.50

Aguilar, Grace (1816-1847): The mother's recompense: a sequel to Home influence. Leicester: Midland Educational Co., [c.1900]. 8vo. vi + 424 + catalogue [xvi] pp. Frontispiece. Dark and light green cloth, ruled gilt on covers, lettered gilt on spine. Sunday school prize bookplate dated 1903. Slight wear to corners, slight staining to edges of front and back covers; otherwise a nice copy. Novel first published 1850. Stock ref 3. £8.50

Aguilar, Grace (1816-1847): The vale of cedars; or, The martyr: a story of Spain in the fifteenth century. New ed., illustrated. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1861. 12mo. 293 + catalogue 'Grace Aguilar's works' [xiii] pp. Frontispiece, illustrated title, 4 plates. Red, gilt and blind stamped decoration on covers, gilt on spine. Binding slightly loose, some foxing; otherwise a nice copy. Novel first published 1850. Stock ref 4. £12.50

Alston, R. C.: A checklist of women writers 1801-1900: fiction verse drama. London: British Library, 1990. ix, 517 p. VG, in pictorial hard cover, no dustjacket, as issued; lower corners slightly warn; small hole where staple has been removed in front free endpaper. List of over 17,000 works of fiction in English by 19th-century women writers in the collections of the British Library, giving place of publication and date of the first edition of each work. Stock ref 243. £30.00

Anon ('Author of "Caste"'): Entanglements. By the author of 'Bruna's revenge', 'My son's wife', Mr. Arle'. Caste', etc. New ed. London: Chapman and Hall, [1876?]. 8vo. 260 + catalogue 10pp. Yellowback. Advertisements on endpapers and back cover for volumes in the 'Select library of fiction'. Cover illustration shows man and woman seated at table, the woman sewing. Binding worn, somewhat discoloured. Stock ref 27. £10.00

Ardis, Ann: New women, new novels: feminism and early modernism. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 1990. Paperback edition. VG. A feminist perspective, considering many minor figures. Stock ref 248. £25.00

Barbauld, Anna Letitia: Evenings at home; or, The juvenile budget opened,: consisting of a variety of miscellaneous pieces for the instruction and amusement of young persons. / By Dr. Aikin and Mrs. Barbauld. Newly arranged. London: Darton and Co., [185-?]. 366 p., frontis., added illustrated title page, [8] leaves of plates. Contemporary green cloth, embossed in black and gilt; edges gilt; paste-downs and free endpapers bear advertisements for other books. Boards a little faded and rubbed on edges, light foxing to frontis., title page and plates, well-used but still holding together well, overall very good. Stock ref 262. £30.00

Beale, Anne: Simplicity and fascination. London: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, [1890]. 8vo. 442 + [vi] pp. Frontispiece 'Will you allow me to offer you a very rough shawl?'. Blue cloth with stamped coloured decoration and gilt lettering. Boards slightly loose. Stock ref 6. £10.00

Bennett, Arnold How to live on 24 hours a day. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. 8th ed.. xix, 139 p. VG, with some foxing and light rust stains to front cover. Bottom edge slightly bumped. No jacket. 'With new preface' (actually the preface to the 3rd ed., 1910). A collection of short essays about self-improvement, the advantages of reading and making the most of one's time. Stock ref 184. £12.00

Besant, Walter (1836-1901): All sorts and conditions of men: an impossible story. New ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1924. 8vo. x + 434 pp. Novel first published 1882. This ed. first published 1897. Blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine. From the collection of Sir Francis Hill. Includes postcard from Anthony Elliott to Sir Francis Hill. Stock ref 7. £15.00

Besant, Walter (1836-1901): Children of Gibeon. New ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. 8vo. vi + 357 + [catalogue dated November 1887] 32 pp. Novel first published 1886. Blue cloth, stamped with decoration in black, gilt lettering on spine. Slight staining to boards, leaf preceding title removed, otherwise a nice copy. Stock ref 8. £15.00

Besant, Walter (1836-1901): The city of refuge. New ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. 8vo. viii +, 312 + [catalogue dated May 1897] 32 pp. Frontispiece by F.S. Wilson. Blue cloth, blind stamped decoration and gilt lettering. Bookplate of Llandinam Mutual Improvement Society, title stamped 'Rebecca Hussey's Book Charity'. Edges a little worn, otherwise a nice copy. Stock ref 10. £15.00

Besant, Walter (1836-1901): The ivory gate. New ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. 8vo. 358 + [catalogue dated April 1893] 32 pp. Novel first published 1892. Blue cloth, stamped with decoration in black, gilt lettering on spine. Back board stained, otherwise a nice copy. Stock ref 9. £15.00

Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth] (1835 - 1915): All along the river : a novel. Copyright ed. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1893 Small 8vo. 2 vols in 1. 288 + 272 pp. Red cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Lacks front flyleaf. Scarce. Stock ref 11. £30.00

Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth] (1835 - 1915): The golden calf : a novel. Stereotyped ed. London: John and Robert Maxwell, [1884]. Small 8vo. iv + 350 pp. Brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Marbled endpapers. Title has a triangular piece neatly clipped, not affecting text, otherwise a fine copy. Stock ref 12. £30.00

Braddon, M. E. [Mary Elizabeth] (1835 - 1915): Vixen. London: T. Nelson & Sons, [191-?]. Small 8vo. iii+ 565 + [catalogue] 10 pp. Frontispiece 'Roderick stole cat-like to the window'. Red cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Inscribed on front flyleaf. A nice copy. Stock ref 17. £20.00

Broughton, Rhoda (1840 - 1920): Goodbye, sweetheart! A tale. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1873. 8vo. iv + 450 pp. Half bound in calf and marbled paper. Gold tooling on spine. Marbled fore-edges. Spine heavily rubbed. Endpapers heavily foxed. Stock ref 18. £20.00

Burnett, Frances Hodgson (1849 - 1924): Theo : a love story London: Hyman A. Abrahams & Sons, [189-?]. 8vo. 177pp. Dark green cloth, with blind-stamped decoration. Bookplate of Kidderminster Parish Church Sunday School prize dated 1897, name excised. Some slight staining, binding a little grubby. Stock ref 19. £25.00

Carey, Rosa Nouchette (1840 - 1909): Not like other girls : a novel. 2nd ed., reprinted in cheaper form. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1906. 8vo. 491 + [catalogue] 32 pp. Blue cloth with blind stamping and gilt lettering. Binding slightly loose, edges slightly worn. According to John Sutherland, this was her best-received novel, in which three genteel daughters repair their lost fortune by dressmaking. Stock ref 20. £7.50

Charlesworth, Maria Louisa (1819 - 1880): Ministering children : a tale dedicated to childhood. Illustrated ed. London: Seeley and Co. Limited, 1899. 8vo. vii + 448 pp. Frontispiece + 15 illustrations (all b/w) by several artists. Red cloth with gilt decoration. Sunday school prize bookplate. A very nice copy. Stock ref 21. £15.00

Clay, Bertha M. [Charlotte Monica Bra[e]me?] (1836-84): Married for her beauty; or, A bitter atonement. London: Robert Hayes Limited, [192-?]. 8vo. 374 p. Blue cloth (faded) with gilt lettering on spine. A moderately worn copy, with one page detached. Novel of romance and scandel set in high life. The pseudonym Bertha M. Clay was used by several writers, including Brame. Stock ref 121. £15.00

Craik, Dinah Maria [neé Mulock] (1826 - 1887): The head of the family : a novel. London: Macmillan and Co., 1886. Small 8vo. 320 pp. Attractive pictorial cloth binding. Endpapers bear advertisements for other Macmillan publications. Slight wear to edges, but a very nice copy. Dedicated to Elizabeth Barrett Browning : 'one who has for years been the good influence of my life'. Stock ref 23. £20.00

Cross, Nigel: The common writer: life in nineteenth-century Grub Street. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985; reprinted 1988. Paperback edition. vi, 265 p. VG, slight wear and age discoloration, minor vertical crease towards foot of front cover. Study of aspects of the production of Victorian literature, considering jobbing authors and hack journalists rather than celebrated novelists and essayists. Stock ref 244. £20.00

Cunningham, Gail: The new woman and the Victorian novel. London: Macmillan, 1978. viii, 172 p. VG, with slight discolouration to dustjacket. Study of the 'new woman' in late 19th-century English fiction, looking at less well-known figures, as well as Hardy, Gissing and Meredith. Stock ref 247. £25.00

De La Mare, Walter (ed.) The Eighteen-eighties: essays by fellows of the Royal Society of Literature. Cambridge: University Press, 1930. First edition.. xxviii, 271 p. VG, with bookplate 'S. George's Library' on upper paste-down and embossed ownership stamp, inscribed number and initials on front free endpaper. Remains of library label towards tail of spine. Pencil notes on lower paste-down. Includes first edition of T. S. Eliot, 'The place of Pater' and essays by G. K. Chesterton (on Gilbert and Sullivan), Harley Granville Barker (on Ibsen) and W. De La Mare (on Lewis Carroll). Stock ref 185. £15.00

Ellis, Mrs. (Sarah Stickney): The women of England: their social duties, and domestic habits. Twentieth thousand, London: Richard Griffin and Company, [1861?]. 343, [1] p. Original red embossed cloth, rather grubby and a little worn on edges; head of spine worn, bottom of tail missing; spine lettered in gilt: WOMEN OF ENGLAND MRS. ELLIS ENGLISHWOMANS FAMILY LIBRARY; front free endpaper (coming loose) inscribed "A & A, M, Bilsbury Book 1861"; frontispiece portrait of the author (water stain to bottom corner) engraved by W. Holl after P.A. Gaugain; contents good for age, one leaf creased, last leaf torn at head; some leaves uncut. A shabby but solid copy of a sought-after book, priced accordingly. Stock ref 256. £25.00

Foster, Shirley Victorian women's fiction: marriage, freedom and the individual. London and Sydney: Croom Helm, 1986. 0709949146. 240 p. Paperback. Fine. Concerned mainly with the lives and novels of Dinah Mulock Craik, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Sewell, Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot. Stock ref 232. £15.00

Glyn, Elinor (1864 - 1943): The visits of Elizabeth. 9th impression. London: Duckworth & Co., 1901. 8vo. [309 + catalogue 2] pp. Frontispiece. Green cloth with gilt and black lettering. Binding a little worn and grubby, endpapers splitfrom text block. Glyn's first novel. Stock ref 26. £10.00

Glyn, Elinor (1864 - 1943): Three weeks. 1st ed. London: Duckworth & Co., 1907. 8vo. 319 pp. Coloured frontispiece. Purple cloth with gilt lettering. Spine and upper front board faded and a grubby. Minor damage to flyleaf where a large bookplate has been removed. The novel which bought Glyn fame - and infamy. Stock ref 25. £10.00

Grand, Sarah [Frances Elizabeth McFall] (1854 - 1943): Ideala: a study from life. London: William Heinemann, 1894. 1st ed., reprinted. 8vo. vii + 269 + catalogue [10]pp. Green cloth with gilt embossed flower on front cover and gilt lettering. Fine. A polemical work by an influential feminist writer. When first published, in 1888, she was accused of immorality, hence the preface which argues in its defence. Stock ref 29. £45.00

Grand, Sarah [Frances Elizabeth McFall] (1854 - 1943): The Beth book; being a study from the life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a woman of genius. London: William Heinemann, 1898. 8vo. 527 + catalogue [8]pp. + catalogue 'Mr. William Heinemann's autumn announcements 1897' [16]pp. Green cloth with gilt embossed flower on front cover and gilt lettering. Front flyleaf missing. The best known and most influential work of this feminist writer. Stock ref 28. £45.00

Grand, Sarah [Frances Elizabeth McFall] (1854 - 1943): The Heavenly twins. London: William Heinemann ... issued under special arrangement by Frederick Warne & Co., 1901. 8vo. [ii], vi, 244, [ii] pp. A popular sixpenny edition, paperback, in original blue paper covers. Tear to spine, a little worn generally as might be expected of a paperback edition. Covers, prelims and endpapers bear numerous advertisements for soap, pianos, insurance, other publications, etc. First published 1893. One of the best known works of this feminist writer, concerned with the effects of an inadequate education for women. Stock ref 32. £25.00

Grey, Mrs Colonel [Elizabeth Caroline] (1798 - 1869): The gambler's wife: a novel. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., [189-?]. 8vo. 415pp. Green cloth with gilt embossed decoration. Edges slightly rubbed. A society novel of the 'silver fork' style. Stock ref 30. £10.00

Harraden, Beatrice (1864-1936): Ships that pass in the night. 16th ed. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1894. 8vo. 233 + catalogue 16pp. Green cloth. Edges worn, front flyleaf loose. Harraden's first and most successful novel, first published 1893, explores a love affair between two patients in an Alpine clinic for consumptives. Stock ref 31. £10.00

Howitt, Mary: Birds and flowers and other country things. (The Christmas library, vol. 1). London: Darton and Clark, 1838. [2], xi, [1], 208 p., ill. (wood engravings). With added, illustrated title page. First edition. In verse. Contemporary half green calf gilt, with marbled paper covered boards, leather slightly rubbed, spine label lettered in gilt 'BIRDS AND FLOWERS'; with binder's ticket on upper paste-down 'Bound by J. Quinton ... Norwich; plain paper label on upper paste-down inscribed 'Herbert D. Geldart with Mamma's love. January 23rd. 1839'. Pages with minor foxing; a very good copy. Stock ref. 261. £20.00

Iota [Kathleen Mannington Caffyn] (1855? - 1926): A yellow aster. 12th ed. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1894. 8vo. 307 + catalogue [7]pp. Yellow cloth with gilt embossed flower on front cover and blackgilt lettering in an art nouveau style. Front flyleaf missing, boards slightly discoloured, otherwise a nice copy. The best known and most successful work of this 'new woman' writer, exploring ideas on free-thought in a modern setting. Stock ref 33. £45.00

Iota [Kathleen Mannington Caffyn] (1855? - 1926): Dorinda and her daughter. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1910. 8vo. 352 + catalogue 16pp. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Front flyleaf missing, boards slightly worn. Bears the label of Mudie's subscription library. A novel by one of the 'new woman' writers, exploring morals in a modern setting. Stock ref 34. £35.00

Malet, Lucas [Mary St Leger Kingsley, later Harrison] (d.1897): A counsel of perfection. London: Methuen, 1915. Small 8vo. 324 + catalogue [2]pp. Red cloth. First published 1901. A novel by Lucas Malet, the daughter of Charles Kingsley. Stock ref 36. £10.00

Malet, Lucas [Mary St Leger Kingsley, later Harrison] (d.1897): Adrian Savage: a novel. 2nd ed. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1911. 8vo. 432 + catalogue 36pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Front flyleaf missing, slight damage to edge of front board. A novel set in Paris contrasting Parisian and middle-class English attitudes. Lucas Malet was the daughter of Charles Kingsley. Stock ref 35. £15.00

Malet, Lucas [Mary St Leger Kingsley, later Harrison] (d.1897): The far horizon. London: Hutchinson & Co., [1906]. 8vo. 424 + catalogue [4] + 32pp. Green cloth. A novel of faith (Catholic) and conscience, set during the Boer war. Lucas Malet was the daughter of Charles Kingsley. Stock ref 37. £15.00

Malet, Lucas [Mary St Leger Kingsley, later Harrison] (d.1897): The gateless barrier. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, [c.1915]. Small 8vo. Frontispiece, 282 + catalogue [6]pp. Red cloth. A novel by the daughter of Charles Kingsley. Stock ref 39. £10.00

Malet, Lucas [Mary St Leger Kingsley, later Harrison] (d.1897): The history of Sir Richard Calmady: a romance. 4th ed. London: Methuen & Co., 1902. 8vo. 618pp. Red cloth. First published 1901. A novel striking in its day for its positive portrayal of a disabled male protagonist. Lucas Malet was the daughter of Charles Kingsley. Stock ref 38. £25.00

Malet, Lucas [Mary St Leger Kingsley, later Harrison] (d.1897): The wages of sin. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, [c.1915]. Small 8vo. Frontispiece, 478 + catalogue [2]pp. Red cloth. The most popular novel by the daughter of Charles Kingsley, first published 1891. Stock ref 40. £10.00

Mathers, Helen B. [Ellen Buckingham Mathews] (1853-1920): Comin' thro' the rye: a novel. 2nd ed., reprinted November 1901. London: Macmillan and Co., 1901. 8vo. 502p. + catalogue [6] pp.Black cloth with blind stamped design on covers, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Leaf preceeding half-title removed. Half title bears two adhesive charity stamps of St. Dunstan's depicting knights in armour. Autographical story of a girl's graduation from tomboy to womanhood, found by contemporaries to be frank in its sexual reference. First published 1875. Stock ref 41. £15.00

Meredith, George (1828-1909): The ordeal of Richard Feverel. (Everyman's Library, no. 916). London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1935. 8vo. xii, 493 + essay, 'Everyman's Library, by Ernest Rhys 4 + catalogue 15 p. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A nice copy. First published 1859, this is one of Meredith's most important novels. It was banned by Mudie's Circulating Library owing to descriptions of sexual relations regarded as too frank at the time. Stock ref 123. £10.00

More, Hannah (1745-1833): Coelebs in search of a wife. (The Works of Hannah More, vol. 7). With notes. London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher and P. Jackson, 1837. 8vo. Preface viii + 430 p. Brown cloth with gilt and blind stamped decoration, typical of its period. Slight wear to spine; lacks free front endpaper. First published 1808. Stock ref 124. £25.00

Nesbit, E The rainbow and the rose. London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1905. First edition.. x, 143, [5] p. VG, in original green cloth, embossed in gilt with heraldic roses and fleurs-de-lys. No jacket. Endpapers foxed. Rose motifs which introduce each section [hand?] coloured. Last four pages are a catalogue of her published works. A collection of poetry. Scarce. Stock ref 183. £45.00

Oliphant, Mrs [Margaret] (1828-1897): Salem Chapel. With an introduction by W. Robertson Nicoll. (Everyman's Library). London: J. M. Dent & Co., [1907?]. 8vo. xiv, 398 pp. Red cloth binding, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Slight damage to spine, ink inscription on front paste-down. First published in Blackwood's Magazine 1862. The second novel in her Chronicles of Carlingford series. Stock ref 125. £7.50

Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (1839-1908): Chandos: a novel. New ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. 8vo. 442 + catalogue 32 pp. dated October 1895. Red cloth with gilt leterring on spine. Spine loose. In series The Picadilly Novels. One of her bestselling novels, first published 1866. Stock ref 45. £15.00

Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (1839-1908): Guilderoy. New ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1889. 8vo. 351 + catalogue 32 pp. dated October 1889. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Spine a little worn. In series The Piccadilly Novels. One of her bestselling novels, first published 1889. Stock ref 46. £15.00

Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (1839-1908): In a winter city: a sketch. New ed. London: Chatto & Windus, [1881?]. 8vo. 389 + catalogue 32 pp. dated June 1881. Yellowback with endpapers bearing advertisements for pharmaceuticals and household products, including Pears' soap. Covers loose and worn. Spine detached. First published 1876. Set amongst high society in the fictitious European city of Floralia. Stock ref 47. £10.00

Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (1839-1908): Strathmore; or, Wrought by his own hand: a life romance. New impression. London: Chatto & Windus, 1906. 8vo. 608 + catalogue 32 pp. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Spine slightly rubbed. Endpaper bears label with rules of a lending library. First published 1865. Stock ref 48. £15.00

Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] (1839-1908): Wanda. New ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. 8vo. 455 + catalogue 32 pp dated March 1895. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. In series The Picadilly Novels. First published 1890. An exotic novel of Russian princes and Austro-Hungarian princesses. Stock ref 50. £15.00

Prickett, Stephen: Victorian fantasy. Hassocks, Sussex: Harvester Press, 1979. 1st ed. in dustjacket. xvi, 257 p. Fine, spine of dustjacket faded. On the rise of fantasy in Victorian literature and illustration, with special reference to Edward Lear, Charles Carroll, Charles Kingsley, George MacDonald and Edith Nesbit. Stock ref 246. £12.00

Roche, Regina Maria [formerly Dalton] (1764?-1845): The children of the abbey. Derby: Thomas Richardson and Son, [182-?]. 12mo. 718 + catalogue [2] pp. Two title pages, the first with engraving of Dunreath Abbey with engraving 'Lady Malvina' facing. Red cloth (faded to pink) with blind stamped decoration and title in gilt on spine. Slight damage to head of spine, otherwise a nice copy. In series The Popular Pocket Library. First published 1796. The gothic novel which made the author famous, featuring an orphaned heroine who is disinherited and defamed through the machinations of a greedy aunt and a wicked libertine. Stock ref 51. £45.00

Sergeant, Adeline (1851-1904): Caspar Brooke's daughter. London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, [191-]. 8vo. 333 + catalogue [10] pp. Red cloth. First published 1891. Stock ref 52. £10.00

Sewell, Elizabeth Missing (1815-1906): A glimpse of the world. New ed. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. 8vo. 380 p. Light blue cloth with black stamped decoration, gold on spine. In uniform series 'Sewell's tales and stories'. Boards slightly worn, otherwise a nice copy. First published 1863. Stock ref 55. £35.00

Sewell, Elizabeth Missing (1815-1906): Katharine Ashton. New ed. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. 8vo. 522 + catalogue [2], 16 p. Catalogue dated August 1887. Light blue cloth with black stamped decoration, gold on spine. In uniform series 'Sewell's tales and stories'. Lacks endpapers. First published 1854. Stock ref 56. £35.00

Sewell, Elizabeth Missing (1815-1906): Laneton parsonage: a tale for children. New ed. London: Longmans, Green and Co., [1878?]. 8vo. 579 + catalogue 12 p. Catalogue dated November 1878. Red cloth with black stamped decoration, gold on spine. Boards a little worn, otherwise a nice copy. First published 1846-8. Stock ref 58. £25.00

Sewell, Elizabeth Missing (1815-1906): Margaret Percival. New ed. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. 8vo. 655 p. Light blue cloth with black stamped decoration, gold on spine. In uniform series 'Sewell's tales and stories'. A fine copy. First published 1847. Stock ref 57. £35.00

Sewell, Elizabeth Missing (1815-1906): The Earl's daughter. New ed. London: Longmans, Green and Co., [1881?]. 8vo. 347 + catalogue 12 p. Catalogue dated February 1881. Olive cloth with elaborate gold and black stamped decoration. Free front endpaper, title and first leaf partially detached. Otherwise a nice copy. First published 1851. Stock ref 53. £35.00

Sewell, Elizabeth Missing (1815-1906): The experience of life. New ed. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1886. 8vo. 344 + catalogue [4], 24 p. Catalogue dated July 1895. Light blue cloth with black stamped decoration, gold on spine. In uniform series 'Sewell's tales and stories'. A nice copy. First published 1853. Novel reputed to be based on the author's own life. Stock ref 54. £35.00

Sewell, Elizabeth Missing (1815-1906): Ursula: a tale of country life. New ed. London: Longmans, Green and Co., [c. 1880]. 8vo. 565 p. Light brown with gold stamped decoration. A fine copy. First published 1858. Stock ref 59. £35.00

Sinclair, Catherine (1800-1864): Holiday house: a book for the young. London: Ward, Lock and Co. Limited, [c.1910] 8vo. 320 p. Frontis + 1 plate (b/w). Blue cloth with gold stamped design. Frontispiece detached and a little torn. Sinclair's best-known novel, first published 1839, partly autobiographical. Stock ref 60. £15.00

Sinclair, Catherine (1800-1864): Modern accomplishments; or, The march of intellect. London: Ward, Lock and Tyler, [c.1850?]. Small 8vo. 388 p. Frontispiece (col.). Brown cloth with black and blind-stamped decoration. Boards loose. First published 1836. Stock ref 61. £35.00

Sinclair, Catherine (1800-1864): Modern society; or, The march of intellect. The conclusion of Modern acomplishments. 2nd ed. London: Ward, Lock and Tyler, 1837. 8vo. 470 p. Half calf. Spine and boards worn. First published 1837. Stock ref 62. £25.00

Steel, Flora Annie (1847-1929): On the face of the waters. 37th thousand. London: William Heinemann, 1897. 8vo. 432 + catalogue [32] p. Catalogue includes notices of several Henry James novels. Green cloth, front stamped with design incorporating a river and exotic birds. Boards a little loose, otherwise a nice copy. First published 1896. Her most popular novel, based on the Indian Mutiny and narrating the seige of Delhi from the point of view of an English major's wife. Stock ref 63. £10.00

Thackeray, Anne [Lady Richmond Ritchie] (1837-1919): The story of Elizabeth; Two hours; and, From an island (The works of Miss Thackeray, vol.6). London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1890. 8vo. 364 + catalogue [4] p. Brown cloth with black and gold stamped decoration. A nice copy. Stock ref 64. £35.00

Thurston, Katherine Cecil: The fly on the wheel. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1908. First edition. [8], 327, [1], 32 p. Original red cloth, lettered in gold. The last 32 p. comprise the publisher's advertisement catalogue, dated at end "2/08". Edges rubbed, a little shabby with cloth splitting along one edge of spine, spine faded and slightly creased. Stock ref 265. £9.50

Tuchman, Gaye: Edging women out: Victorian novelists, publishers, and social change / Gaye Tuchman with Nina E. Fortin. London: Routledge, 1989. Paperback. xvii, [2], 266 p. Contents VG, covers slightly faded and with slight crease towards foot of front cover. A sociological study of how men gradually supplanted women as novelists once novel-writing was perceived as profitable. Stock ref 251. £9.00

Vann, J. Don (ed.): Victorian periodicals and Victorian society / edited by J. Don Vann and Rosemary T. VanArsdel. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995. Paperback. xii, [2], 370 p. As new. Stock ref 252. £9.00

Ward, Catherine G. [later Mason]: The cottage on the cliff: a seaside story. London: Milner & Co., [18--]. 16mo. Frontispiece + 384p. Brown cloth, blind-stamped, gold and black decoration. Boards worn, otherwise a nice copy. Pocket edition of a novel first published 1823. Frontispiece engraving 'Agatha, Wolf and the ruffians'. Small engraving on initial title page of a rider by the sea. Stock ref 66. £15.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): [The testing of Diana Mallory]. Diana Mallory. London: George Newnes Limited, [1908?]. Small 8vo. 382 + catalogue [1] p. Brown cloth. Some foxing, front board slightly pulled, otherwise a nice copy. First published 1908 with title 'The testing of Diana Mallory'. A political novel, exploring the consequences of a passionate murder by a woman on the next generation. Stock ref 70. £35.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): Daphne; or 'Marriage à la mode'. With illustrations by Fred. Pegram. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company Limited, 1909. 8vo. 315 + catalogue 'New fiction' 16 p. Green cloth, gold lettering on spine. Some wear to boards and endpapers. First edition. Colour illustrations by Pegram on endpapers. Coloured frontispiece and 9 plates (3 coloured, 6 black-and-white). A novel exploring the issues of divorce with little sympathy. Stock ref 68. £35.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): Delia Blanchflower: a novel. London: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1916. 8vo. 411 + catalogue 'New fiction' 12 p. Red cloth. Spine faded, front endpaper missing, otherwise a nice copy. First published 1915. Dedicated 'to the younger generation', an anti-suffragette novel with an evil character, Gertrude Marvell, based on Christabel Pankhurst. Stock ref 69. £40.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): Eleanor. London: T. Nelson & Sons, [191-?]. Small 8vo. Frontispiece, 475 + catalogue [4] p. Red cloth. A nice copy in the uniform 'Nelson library of copyright fiction' series. First published 1900. Novel set in Italy. Stock ref 72. £10.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): Eltham House. London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1915. 8vo. 352 p. Red cloth. A nice copy. First edition. A novel exploring the issues of divorce with more sympathy than the earlier Daphne. Stock ref 71. £40.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): Helbeck of Bannisdale. 6th ed. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1901. 8vo. 464 + catalogue [8] p. Dark green cloth. A nice copy. First published 1898. Often considered her finest novel. Stock ref 74. £30.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): Lady Rose's daughter. London: T. Nelson & Sons, [191-?]. Small 8vo. Frontispiece, 479 p. Red cloth. Boards slightly blotched by water damage. In the uniform 'Nelson library of copyright fiction' series. First published 1903. Novel of high society. Stock ref 76. £10.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): Marcella. 11th ed. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1894. 8vo. 560 + catalogue [8] p. Red cloth. Spine slightly faded and worn, otherwise a nice copy. First published 1894. One of her finest novels, exploring social and religious issues. Stock ref 77. £30.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): Robert Elsmere. London: T. Nelson & Sons, [191-?]. Small 8vo. Frontispiece, 576 p. Red cloth. Initial gathering loose, otherwise a nice copy. In the uniform 'Nelson library of copyright fiction' series. First published 1888. Novel of faith and doubt exploring social issues, one of the most popular novels of the late nineteenth century. Stock ref 79. £15.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): Sir George Tressady. London: T. Nelson & Sons, [191-?]. Small 8vo. Frontispiece, 558 + catalogue [18] p. Red cloth. Free front endpaper clipped, otherwise a nice copy. In the uniform 'Nelson library of copyright fiction' series. First published 1896. Novel exploring social issues, a sequel to Marcella. Stock ref 80. £15.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): The Coryston family. 2nd ed. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1913. 8vo. 360 + catalogue [16] p. Brown cloth, gold lettering on spine. A fine copy, with neat, brief inscription on front paste-down. First edition also published 1913 . Stock ref 67. £45.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): The marriage of William Ashe. London: T. Nelson & Sons, [191-?]. Small 8vo. Frontispiece, 472 p. Red cloth. Boards slightly blotched by water damage and endpapers missing or damaged. In the uniform 'Nelson library of copyright fiction' series. First published 1905. Novel of high society, featuring characters based on William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) and his wife Caroline. Partly set in Venice. Stock ref 78. £10.00

Ward, Mrs Humphry [Mary Augusta] (1851-1920): The mating of Lydia. Illustrated by Charles E. Brock. Toronto: Musson Book Company Limited, 1913. 8vo. Frontispiece + 512 p. Green cloth. Binding rather worn. First London edition also 1913. With 4 illustrations. A novel set in the English Lake District. Stock ref 81. £30.00

Whitby, Beatrice: One reason why. London: Hurst and Blackett Limited, [1892]. 8vo. 342 + catalogue [10] p. Dark green cloth. A nice copy. Novel about a governess. Stock ref 82. £20.00

Whitby, Beatrice: Part of the property. London: Hurst and Blackett Limited, [1890]. 8vo. 340 + catalogue [4] p. Dark green cloth. Binding a little loose, otherwise a nice copy. Novel about the rebellion of a girl facing an arranged marriage. Stock ref 83. £20.00

Wood, Mrs Henry [Ellen] (1814-1887): Verner's pride. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. London and Glasgow: Collins Clear-Type Press, [189-?]. 8vo. Frontispiece + 484 p. Green cloth with gold and black stamped decoration. With 8 b/w illustrations. A nice copy. Family novel. Stock ref 84. £10.00

Worboise, Emma Jane (1825-1887): A woman's patience. 13th thousand. London: James Clarke & Co., [188-]. 8vo. 589 p. Red cloth with gold and black stamped decoration. Cloth slightly worn and binding slightly loose, otherwise a nice copy. Family novel, touching on many moral and social issues. Stock ref 89. £15.00

Worboise, Emma Jane (1825-1887): Lady Clarissa. 13th thousand. London: James Clarke & Co., [188-]. 8vo. 552 p. Red cloth with gold and black stamped decoration. A rather worn copy. Family novel. Stock ref 86. £15.00

Worboise, Emma Jane (1825-1887): St. Beetha's; or. The heiress of Arne. 14th ed. London: James Clarke & Co., [188-]. 8vo. 527 p. Red cloth with gold and black stamped decoration. Spine worn and binding a little loose, otherwise a nice copy. Family novel contrasting high and low church social issues and religious dogma. Stock ref 87. £15.00

Worboise, Emma Jane (1825-1887): The house of bondage. 10th thousand. London: James Clarke & Co., [188-]. 8vo. 556 p. Red cloth with gold and black stamped decoration. A nice copy. Family novel contrasting high and low church social issues and religious dogma. Stock ref 85. £15.00

Worboise, Emma Jane (1825-1887): Thornycroft Hall. 26th thousand. London: James Clarke & Co., [188-]. 8vo. Frontispiece + 460 p. Red cloth with gold and black stamped decoration. Cloth slightly worn and binding slightly loose, otherwise a nice copy. Frontispiece engraving from photograph of the author, with facsimile of her signature. Family novel, narrated by the heroine, touching on many moral and social issues. Stock ref 88. £15.00

Worboise, Emma Jane (1825-1887): Violet Vaughan; or, The shadows of Warneford Grange. Special ed. London: James Clarke & Co., [188-]. Large 8vo. 501 p. Pink cloth with highly decorative gold and black stamped decoration with a design featuring carnations. Gilt fore-edges. Excellent condition. Family novel, touching on many moral and social issues. Stock ref 90. £20.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): An old woman's outlook in a Hampshire village. London: Macmillan and Co., 1892. 8vo. Frontispiece + 376 + catalogues [4], 47 p. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Boads slightly worn. Bears stamps of the St Just Working Men's Club Library. First published in Monthly Packet, 1892. This is first edition in book form and relatively scarce. A memoir of village life and natural history observations, month by month through the year. The Hampshire village, not named in the text, is Otterbourne, near Winchester, where Miss Yonge was born and died. Stock ref 109. £45.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): Beechcroft at Rockstone. 9th ed, reprinted 1905. London: Macmillan and Co., 1905. 8vo. 291 + catalogues [4], 32 p. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Binding a little worn and lacks free front endpaper. First published in The Monthly Packet, 1887-8. Family novel, touching on many moral and social issues. Stock ref 91. £15.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): Countess Kate; and, The Stokesley secret. Reprinted 1902. London: Macmillan and Co., 1902. 8vo. Frontispiece + 351 + catalogue 32 p. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Binding a little worn and some sellotape on front paste-down , otherwise a fair copy. Countess Kate first published in the Magazine for the Young, 1861-2. The Stokesley secret first published in the same journal 1860-1. Two family novels for children. Stock ref 98. £15.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): Heartsease; or, The brother's wife. Reprinted 1891. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. London: Macmillan and Co., 1891. 8vo. Frontispiece + 478 + catalogues 2, 44 p. With 3 illustrations by Greenaway. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Slight wear to binding, old owner's name in large letters on front free endpaper, otherwise a nice copy. First published 1854. The follow-up to The heir of Redclyffe, in which a virtuous wife saves her husband from a life of dissipation. The illustrations by Greenaway are most attractive and typical of her style. Stock ref 102. £30.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): Hopes and fears; or, Scenes from the life of a spinster. Reprinted 1899. Illustrated by Herbert Gandy. London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1899. 8vo. Frontispiece + 569 + catalogues 2, 32 p. With frontispiece and 2 additional illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Binding slightly worn, otherwise a nice copy. First published 1860. Family novel with strong female characters, touching on many moral and social issues. Stock ref 103. £20.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): Love and life: an old story in eighteenth century costume. [2nd ed.] (Novels and tales by Charlotte M. Yonge, vol. 18). London: Macmillan and Co., 1882. 8vo. Frontispiece + 426 + catalogue [2] p. With illustrations by W. J. Hennessy. Olive cloth with gilt lettering. Spine slightly worn, otherwise a nice copy. First published 1880. Stock ref 106. £20.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): Magnum bonum; or, Mother Carey's brood. New ed., 1889. Illustrated by W. J. Hennessy. London: Macmillan and Co., 1889. 8vo. Frontispiece + 468 + catalogues [4], 55 p. With 4 illustrations by Hennessy. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Frontispiece and title stained, otherwise a nice copy. First published in Monthly Packet, 1877-9. Novel of family life. Stock ref 107. £20.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): My young Alcides: a faded photograph. Illustrated by Adrian Stokes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1889. 8vo. Frontispiece + 376 + catalogues [4], 47 p. With frontispiece and 3 illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Very slight wear to spine, otherwise a fine copy. First published 1875. Family novel, based on the Hercules myth. Stock ref 108. £30.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The Carbonels. Illustrated by W. S. Stacey. London: National Society's Depository, [1895?]. 8vo. Frontispiece + 270 + catalogue 16 p. With 5 illustrations by Stacey. Turquoise cloth with spine and front featuring images of a young woman of the period. In the National Society's series of 'Books for prizes and rewards'. A most attractive binding. Fine condition. First published 1895. Historical novel of family life set in the 1820s, wirtten for children. Stock ref 95. £25.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The chaplet of pearls. New ed., reprinted 1894. Illustrated by W. J. Hennessy. London: Macmillan and Co., 1894. 8vo. Frontispiece + 364 + catalogues 8, 52 p. With 3 illustrations by Hennessy. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Fine condition. First published 1868. Historical novel set in the sixteenth century. Stock ref 94. £15.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The clever woman of the family. Illustrated by Adrian Stokes. London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1902. 8vo. Frontispiece + 367 + catalogue 32 p. With 5 illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. In fine condition. With bookplate of F.E. Chambres. First published 1865. Family novel, touching on many moral and social issues. Stock ref 93. £25.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The daisy chain; or, Aspirations: a family chronicle. Reprinted 1899. Illustrated by J. Priestman Atkinson. London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1899. 8vo. Frontispiece + 594 + catalogue 6 p. With frontispiece and 3 illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. In fine condition. First published 1856. Family novel, one of her finest and best-known, touching on many moral and social issues. Stock ref 99. £30.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The dove in the eagle's nest. 2nd ed., with illustrations, reprinted 1899. Illustrated by W. J. Hennessy. London: Macmillan and Co., 1899. 8vo. Frontispiece + 293 + catalogue 6 p. With 3 illustrations by Hennessy. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Fine condition. First published 1866. Historical novel set in the fifteenth century. Stock ref 96. £10.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The heir of Redclyffe. Reprinted 1894. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. London: Macmillan and Co., 1894. 8vo. Frontispiece + 463 + catalogues 4, 48 p. With 4 illustrations by Greenaway. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. A nice copy. First published 1853. Her most renowned novel, a bestseller demonstrating the virtues of Tractarian piety. The illustrations by Greenaway are most attractive and typical of her style. Stock ref 101. £20.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The Lances of Lynwood. New ed., reprinted 1902. Illustrated by J. B. London: Macmillan and Co., 1902. 8vo. 264 + catalogue 32 p. With 7 plates. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Slight tear to binding, one plate detached. First published in Monthly Packet, 1853-4. Historical novel for younger readers. Several of the plates seem rather disturbing for younger readers: one shows dead men hanging from trees; in another, the child in bed is surrounded by giant black cats. Stock ref 104. £15.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The little duke; or, Richard the fearless. Frontispiece by T. Cuneo. London: Sheldon Press, 1931. 8vo. 160 + catalogue 'Books for boys and girls' 16 p. With 7 plates. Red cloth with illustration of child riding a horse by a castle. Slight wear to spine; endpaper bears stamp of St. Clements Church, Neyland, Sunday School. First published in Monthly Packet, 1851. Historical novel for younger readers. Stock ref 105. £10.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The slaves of Sabinus: jew and gentile. With 5 full-page illustrations [by C. J. Staniland]. London: National Society's Depository, [1890]. 8vo. Frontispiece + 246 + catalogue 12 + [4] p. Light brown cloth with spine and front featuring images of Romans. In the National Society's series of 'Books for prizes and rewards'. A most attractive binding. Cover a little grubby and some staining to pages. First published 1890. Historical novel of Romans times, wirtten for children. Stock ref 112. £15.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The three brides. Illustrated by Adrian Stokes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1889. 8vo. Frontispiece + 336 + catalogues [2], 55 p. With 3 illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Spine slightly worn and loose, some pencil scribbling on a few pages. First published in the Monthly Packet, 1874-6. Family novel. Stock ref 113. £20.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): The trial: more links of the daisy chain. 3rd ed., reprinted 1895. Illustrated by J. Priestman Atkinson. London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. 8vo. Frontispiece + 365 + catalogues 2, [4], 56 p. With frontispiece and 2 illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. In fine condition. First published in Monthly Packet, 1862-4. Family novel, a sequel to The daisy chain, touching on many moral and social issues. Stock ref 114. £30.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): Under the storm; or, Steadfast's charge. With six full-page illustrations [by Francis Barraud]. London: National Society's Depository, [1887?]. 8vo. Frontispiece + 287 + catalogue [8] p. Red cloth with front featuring image of a cavalier on hoseback and psine a child in a hooded cloak. A most attractive binding. Slight wear to spine, some staining on endpapers. First published 1887. Historical novel of family life, set during the English Civil War, written for children. Stock ref 115. £15.00

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901): Unknown to history: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland. Illustrated by W. Hennessy. London: Macmillan and Co., 1924. 8vo. Frontispiece + 589 + catalogue 3 p. With 4 illustrations by Hennessy. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Binding rather worn and lacking free front endpaper, otherwise a fair copy. First published 1882. Historical novel. Stock ref 116. £10.00

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