Description: i) The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1870, FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, four wood-engraved illustrations, 2 pages of publisher's advertisements at end, publisher's brown smooth cloth blocked in black, modern folding box, occasional slight spotting, some wear to joints, spine chipped at head and foot, Reginald Roose Francis, bookplate; ii) The Vicar of Bullhampton. London: Bradbury, Evans & Co., 1870, FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, 35 wood-engraved plates and vignettes by H. Woods, publisher's brown cloth blocked with double frame in black, gold vignette view of Bullhampton Church on upper cover, hinges cracked, some gatherings loose, binding slightly scuffed, spine chipped at head and foot; iii) Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite. London: Hurst & Blackett, 1871, RARE FIRST ENGLISH HURST AND BLACKETT EDITION, orange scarlet sand-grained cloth blocked with decorative frame in black, hinges cracked, covers very slightly soiled, spine bumped at head and foot; iv) Phineas Redux. London: Chapman & Hall, 1874, FIRST EDITION, ONE VOLUME REMAINDER ISSUE, publisher's bright green grained cloth blocked in gilt and black, modern slipcase, occasional slight spotting, hinges cracked and repaired in places, spine chipped at head and foot; v) The American Senator. London: Chapman & Hall, 1877, 3 volumes, pinkish ochre silk-grained cloth blocked in black and blind, in modern folding box, hinges cracked, bindings rather worn, John Lees, armorial bookplate; vi) Cousin Henry. London: Chapman & Hall, 1879, 2 volumes, half-titles, publisher's sky-blue ribbed cloth blocked in blind and black, in modern folding box, small tear in title-page of vol.1, small smudge on title-page of vol.2, occasional slight spotting, covers slightly scuffed, spines slightly faded; vii) How the 'Mastiffs' Went to Iceland. London: Virtue & Co., 1878, 16 full-page illustrations and a map, royal blue silk-grained cloth, blocked with decorative framing in gold and blind, lettered in gold on upper cover and spine, edges gilt, dark grey endpapers, in folding box, hinges cracked, covers slightly scratched, some slight wear to spine ends, inscribed on half-title "John Lauderdale Stewart Richardon | a remembrance August 1885"; viii) The Noble Jilt. Edited with a preface by Michael Sadleir. London: Constable & Co., 1923, ONE OF 500 COPIES, publisher's blind-stamped crimson cloth, spine slightly faded; folio and 8vo (11)
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Literature: Sadleir 15a, 33, 36, 41, 46, 51, 56 and 70
Provenance: i) Reginald Roose Francis, bookplate; v) John Lees, armorial bookplate
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