AUSTEN, Jane (1775-1817), R. W. Chapman [compiler]. The Novels of Jane Austen. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R.W. Chapman. With Notes Indexes and Illustrations From Contemporary Sources. Volume V- NORTHANGER ABBEY: AND PERSUASION. 14 illustrations: including folding plan of the City of Bath, and frontispiece to Mrs Parsons’ The Mysterious Warning…, and Title Page of Mrs. Radcliffe’s The Mysterious Udolpho. LARGE-PAPER EDITION, LIMITED TO 1,000 SETS, OF WHICH 950 ARE FOR SALE. 8vo. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1923. A lovely book and the ideal gift for Jane Austen fans. Rare
DICKENS, Charles (1812-70). The Old Curiosity Shop And Master Humphrey’s Clock. 8vo. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909.
MARRYAT, Captain [Frederick] (1792-1848). S.H. Vedder (Illustrations). Poor Jack. 6 plates (mis-bound but present). Viii, 346, [22 pp. adverts], pp. Interior: Pages age toned, occasional spotting. Sheet of publisher’s adverts tipped in on front endpaper (tearing to advert page, endpapers slightly soiled). Exterior: Publisher’s brown, pink and gilt pictorial cloth (light wear and rubbing). 8vo. London: Walter Scott Limited, [no date c.1896- publisher’s adverts at rear dated 1896].
Quirky Binding: Scarce Victorian Novel. [MATTHEWS, JULIA A]. Susy’s Sacrifice. 299pp. 3 plates (including frontispiece which is bound elsewhere in the book, i.e. not at the title page). Interior: Occasional light foxing/spotting, age toning to pages. Binding: This book has been re-bound using different binding (red calf, decorated in gilt) of another book entitled: ‘My Lady Nicotine’. (Presumably the J.M. Barrie novel), light rubbing and wear to boards, corners, and extremities, gold leaf to corners of text block. 8vo. London, J. Nisbet & Co., 1899.
SCOTT, Sir Walter (1771-1832). St. Ronan’s Well. With all his Illustrations * and Notes. Text in two columns. As part of a larger set in this edition. Interior: sporadic light spotting/foxing throughout, pages age toned. Exterior: Quarter red morocco with green cloth boards (binding heavily worn spine cover lacking, upper board hanging by a thread, remanence of erased old label to upper board.) , 177-332, , pp. 8vo./4to (size): Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1845.
Scarce, early paper-back edition. An amazing survivor! CRANE, Stephen (1871-1900). The Red Badge of Courage. Early soft-cover edition. (Pages age-toned, some minor tearing without loss to text). Publisher’s cream pictorial wrapper (lacking lower wrapper, spine chipped with loss, upper wrapper detached with first few pages, some chipping and tearing, please note the last pages of this book are the two pages of adverts). London: William Heinemann, 1900.