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1836: 1     ANON.
ELLEN WALSINGHAM; OR, GROWTH IN GRACE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “NATURE AND GRACE EXEMPLIFIED,” &C. &C.
London: Printed for Houlston and Son, 65, Paternoster-Row; and at Wellington, Salop, 1836.
viii, 269p. 16mo. 3s 6d (ECB).
ECB 184 (Feb 1836).
ABu SB.82379.Elle; NSTC 2W4075 (BI BL); xOCLC.
Notes. The author of this work might possibly be Mrs Maria Stevens, whose Nature and Grace; or, a Delineation of the Various Dispositions of the Natural Man was published in 1827 (see NSTC 2S39373). ‘Advertisement’, pp. [v]–vii, states that the present work ‘was written more than three years ago, when many great political changes were in agitation’ (p. [v]). A domestic tale. with strong religious and political overtones, involving youthful protagonists, but not specifically presented as being for ‘young persons’. Adv. list (2 pp. unn.) of ‘Books Published by Houlston and Son’ at end of vol. Collates in fours, with smallish pages. No printer information found.

1836: 2     ANON.
JIREH: A SCENE IN THE PASTORAL LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
London: Thomas Ward & Co., 27, Paternoster Row, 1836.
156p. 16mo. 4s 6d (ECB, LG).
LG 1028: 638 (1 Oct 1836); ECB 309 (Sept 1836).
BL N.1309; NSTC 2J7411; xOCLC.
Notes. Note (1 p. unn.) precedes main text. In this the author apologizes for the mixture of fact and fiction. This apology is directed to the ‘Christian reader’, whom the narrator of the main text often addresses as well. Printer’s mark and colophon of J. Rider, 14, Bartholomew Close.

1836: 3     ANON.
MRS. MABERLY; OR, THE WORLD AS IT WILL BE. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: John Macrone, St. James’s Square, 1836.
I 287p; II 288p; III 291p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 24s (ER, LG).
MC (2 Dec 1836); LG 1039: 812 (17 Dec 1836); ER 64: 550 (Jan 1837); ECB 389 (Dec 1836).
BL N.1395; NSTC 2M39783 (BI E, O; NA MH); OCLC 13264353 (2 libs).
Notes. Printer’s marks and colophons of A. J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. MC heads adv. as ‘Society in 2036’.

1836: 4     ANON.
THE PHILANTHROPIST: OR, SELFISHNESS AND BENEVOLENCE ILLUSTRATED: A TALE. BY A LADY.
London: Printed for William Ball, Aldine Chambers, Paternoster-Row, 1836.
vi, 389p. 16mo. 6s (ECB, ER, LG).
LG 1029: 653 (8 Oct 1836); ER 64: 550 (Jan 1837); ECB 445 (Sept 1836).
O 36.189; NSTC 2P13454 (BI BL, C); xOCLC.
Notes. List of contents occupies pp. [iii]–vi. Printer’s mark and colophon of William Tyler, Bolt Court, Fleet Street.

1836: 5     ANON.
TALES OF A RAMBLER. ILLUSTRATED BY H. C. SELOUS.
London: Smith, Elder and Co. Cornhill, Booksellers to their Majesties, 1836.
348p, ill. 12mo. 10s 6d (ECB, MC); 10s 6d cloth (ER, LG).
MC (20 July 1836); LG 1018: 476 (23 July 1836); ER 64: 258 (Oct 1836); ECB 575 (July 1836).
BL N.1319. NSTC 2T1358 (BI C, O; NA MH); OCLC 16634714 (2 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece lithograph depicts the ‘Rambler’. List of contents (1 p. unn.) and illustrations (1 p. unn.), on separate leaves, follow t.p. Contains: ‘Introduction’, pp. [1]–4; ‘The Mansion-House’, pp. [7]–16; ‘The Traitor’s Hill. A Legend of Highgate’, pp. 16–83; ‘The Painter of Antwerp; a Tale of the Arts’, pp. [84]–101; ‘Marian Glanville; a Tale of the Plague’, pp. [102]–135; ‘The Jasmine Branch; a Legend of Florence’, pp. [136]–162; ‘The Fiend Lover! A Tale of Oberwessel’, pp. [163]–184; ‘The Bride of St. Alban’s. A Tale of Hertfordshire’, pp. [185]–224; ‘The Covenanters; a Tale of Corriewater’, pp. [225]–252; ‘Saint Michael’s Eve! Or, the Portrait of Bertrand le Noir! A Tale of Versailles’, pp. [253]–292; ‘The Death of Da Vinci. An Historical Sketch’, pp. [293]–297; ‘The Dervise, the Executionor [sic], and the Caliph! A Tale of Baghdad’, pp. [298]–348; ‘Conclusion’, p. 348. Printer’s mark and colophon of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey. OCLC expands illustrator name as ‘Henry Courtney Selous’.

1836: 6     ANON.
TALES OF AFFECTION. CONTAINING AGNES ADDISON. THE PLAGUE IN THE FOREST. MILTON’S BLINDNESS. THE IRISH HOLY WELL. THE LARK. THE CASTLE. THE COTTAGE GIRL. THE TWO COUSINS, AND THE RETURN.
London: Published by Dean and Munday, Threadneedle Street, n.d. [1836].
212p, ill. 18mo. 2s 6d (ECB, paste-down label).
ECB 375 (Aug 1836).
BL 1506/566; NSTC 2T1361; xOCLC.
Notes. Frontispiece follows t.p., and depicts the ‘Irish Holy Well’, ‘Drawn by Penry Williams, from a sketch by T. Crofton Croker, Esq.’. A list of contents (1 p. unn.) precedes narratives proper. The vol. contains: ‘Agnes Addison, a Simple Tale. By Miss D. P. Campbell, of Lerwick’, pp. [1]–88; Poetry ‘From the Arabic’, p. 88; ‘The Plague in the Forest, a Fable. By John Quincy Adams’ (poetry), pp. [89]–94; ‘Milton’s Blindness’ (poetry), p. 94; ‘The Irish Holy Well; or, the Song of the Little Bird. By T. Crofton Croker’, pp. [95]–101; ‘The Lark’ (poetry), p. 101; ‘Stanzas, from the French of Victor Hugo. By R. C. Ellwood’ (poetry), p. [102]; ‘The Castle. A Fragment from an Unpublished Journal’, pp. [103]–115; ‘The Cottage Girl’ (poetry), p. [116]; ‘The Two Cousins; or, the Mysterious Marriage. By Miss Emma Roberts’, pp. [117]–199; Poetry ‘From the Persian’, p. 199; ‘The Return’, pp. [200]–212. Colophon of Dean and Munday, Threadneedle Street. BL copy has incorporated what appears to be the original red hard paper cover, with paste-down label reading ‘Tales of Affection 2s. 6d.’.

1836: 7     AINSLIE, John.
ANTIPATHY, OR THE CONFESSIONS OF A CAT-HATER. EDITED BY JOHN AINSLIE, ESQ. AUTHOR OF “AURUNGZEBE,” “ERNEST CAMPBELL,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: John Macrone, Saint James’s Square, 1836.
I xxxii, 279p; II 279p; III 315p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (18 Mar 1836); LG 1000: 189 (19 Mar 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 10 (Mar 1836).
BL N.1366; NSTC 2A5763 (BI E, O); OCLC 12952089 (8 libs).
Notes. ‘Editor’s Introduction’ occupies pp. [v]–xxxii of vol. 1. Printer’s marks and colophons of Schulze and Co. 13 Poland Street. Originally adv. in MC (2 Mar 1836), as to be published ‘in a few days’.

1836: 8     [ARMSTRONG, James Leslie].
BENINGBROUGH HALL: A TALE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. BY THE AUTHOR OF “SCENES IN CRAVEN.”
York: Printed at the Herald-Office, Pavement; and sold by Simpkin and Marshall, London; W. Hargrove and Co., York; and by all other Booksellers, 1836.
vi, 220p, ii. 18mo. 3s 6d (ECB); 3s 6d cloth (LG).
LG 1014: 412 (25 June 1836); ECB 50 (June 1836).
BL N.1295; NSTC 2A15854; xOCLC.
Notes. ‘Advertisement to the Reader’ precedes text proper. ‘Postscript’, following main text (new roman sequence), notes: ‘ “Beningbrough Hall,” which is the first of a projected series of local sketches, legendary and historical, had been proceeded with too far to recede from the publication, before it was discovered that there was a dearth of materials for working out the narrative with all that degree of intense and varied interest which the writer could have wished throughout, without assigning to the whole more of fictitious embellishment than would have been justifiable in his opinion, or agreeable to the reader, from the comparatively recent date of most, if not all, the incidents interwoven with the tale’ (p. [i]). Colophon reads ‘York: Printed by W. and J. Hargrove, Herald-Office.

1836: 9     [BARKER, Matthew Henry].
LAND AND SEA TALES. BY AN OLD SAILOR, AUTHOR OF “TOUGH YARNS,” &C. ILLUSTRATED BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, 1836.
I viii, 408p, ill.; II 390p, ill. 16mo. 16s (ECB); 16s cloth (ER, LG, MC).
MC (21 Dec 1835); LG 987: 813 (19 Dec 1835); ER 62: 530 (Jan 1836); ECB 328 (Dec 1835).
ABu SB.82379.Bark; NSTC 2B8167 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 5010027 (27 libs).
Notes. Each vol. has an engraved t.p. and frontispiece, forming an opening immediately prior to the conventional titles. Dedication to ‘Thomas Wakefield, Esq., of Nottingham’, followed by address ‘To the Reader’, pp. vii–viii. Vol. 1 includes: ‘The Farmer’s Daughter’, pp. 1–195; ‘I Drink to Heads: A Tale of British Guinea’, pp. [199]–263; ‘Belvoir Castle’, pp. [267]–352; ‘The Great Belt’, pp. [356]–382; ‘The Painter of Dorc: A Tale of the Reformation’, pp. [385]–408. Vol 2 is filled with ‘The Warlock: A Tale of the Sea’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Maurice and Co., Fenchurch Street. ER lists as ‘By the “Old Sailor” ’. Originally adv. in MC (7 Dec 1835), as to be published ‘next week’.
Further edn: 1860 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 10     [?BEASLEY, … or ?LANG, John or ?MALET, Lady Marianne Dora].
VIOLET; OR, THE DANSEUSE: A PORTRAITURE OF HUMAN PASSIONS AND CHARACTER. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough-Street, 1836.
I 287p; II 289p. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s boards (ER).
MC (18 Aug 1836), ‘on the 30th of August’; ER 64: 259 (Oct 1836); ECB 615 (Aug 1836).
BL N.1308; NSTC 2M10987 (BI C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 13243998 (7 libs).
Notes. NSTC 2B13453 notes: ‘Sometimes attributed to Miss Brougham, to Lord Lytton, to Miss Spalding (afterwards Lady Malet), John Lang, to Capt. Frederick Marryat, to Lord Londonderry and to—Beasley.’ Adv. list at end of vol. 1 for ‘Cheap Editions of Celebrated Modern Works of Fiction’. Adv. list at end of vol. 2 for ‘New Books just Published by Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street’. Printer’s marks and colophons of W. Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street. Wolff (Item 4406) notes that the Advertisement in vol. 1 of the US edn. reads: ‘Peculiar circumstances having prevented the Editor of the following pages from revising the Work until it had finally gone to Press, he begs to state that he is perfectly aware of the inaccuracies which occur; and also to observe that the divisions into Chapters are entirely different from the author’s intentions. This will account for the apparent abruptness of many of the transitions. The Editor.’ Wolff adds: ‘My guess would be that he was so anxious to pirate a work popular in England before anybody else got a good text that he reprinted from serial publication and probably had to leave out some part that had not got to him. Only a detailed comparison with the first English edition, which I so far lack, would answer the question.’
Further edns: 1844 (OCLC); 1857 (NSTC, OCLC); 1859 (OCLC); Philadelphia 1836 [as Violet Woodville; or, the Danseuse (NSTC, OCLC)].

1836: 11     BEAUCLERK, Caroline Frederica and Henrietta Mary.
TALES OF FASHION AND REALITY. BY CAROLINE FREDERICA BEAUCLERK, AND HENRIETTA MARY BEAUCLERK. FIRST SERIES.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, Bookseller to their Majesties, 1836.
ix, 345p. 12mo. 10s 6d (ECB); 10s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (20 May 1836), ‘nearly ready’; LG 1011: 365 (4 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 45 (May 1836).
BL N.1281; NSTC 2B13637 (BI C; NA MH); OCLC 13244165 (6 libs).
Notes. Dedication reads: ‘This First Series of Tales is Dedicated to Her Grace Harriot, Duchess of St. Albans, by her Affectionate Cousins’. Preface, pp. [vii]–ix, draws attention to format, contrasting the present ‘small duodecimo’ with the days when ‘huge folios and ponderous quartos were in fashion’ (p. viii). ‘Table of Contents’ lists 16 items, each of which in the volume has its own separate t.p. with author attribution (to one of the two sisters). Some smaller items are in verse. The non-verse items (with attributions, given below by initials) are: ‘The Two Cousins’ (CFB), pp. [1]–45; ‘Journal of a Chaperon’ (HMB), pp.[47]–74; ‘Journal of a Debutante’ (CFB), pp. [83]–153; ‘Valerie, or, the Prediction’ (HMB), pp. [155]–174; ‘The Honey Moon; or, Why Did I Love?’ (CFB), pp. [177]–209; ‘The Mystery’ (HMB), pp. [211]–245; ‘Match Making’ (HMB), pp. [249]–300; ‘The Artist’ (HMB), pp.[303]–323; ‘Don Gaspar and the Parricide Daughter’ (CFB), pp. [325]–345. Printer’s mark and colophon of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey. No further ser. apparently followed this publication.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1836 (NSTC); Philadelphia 1836 (OCLC).

1836: 12     BERKELEY, [George Charles] Grantley [Fitzhardinge].
BERKELEY CASTLE, AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE, BY THE HON. GRANTLEY BERKELEY, M.P. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.
I 298p; II 288p; III 288p. 12mo. 31s 6d (BP, ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
BP (23 July 1836); MC (6 July 1836), ‘just ready’; LG 1018: 476 (23 July 1836); ER 64: 259 (Oct 1836); ECB 52 (July 1836).
ABu SB.82379.Ber; NSTC 2B19659 (BI BL, C, E, O); OCLC 2291698 (9 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘the Countess of Euston’ (1 p. unn.). ‘Notes’ occupy vol. 2, pp. [255]–288; and vol. 3, pp. [273]–288. Printer’s marks on versos of t.ps. in each vol. read ‘Printed by J. L. Cox and Sons, 75, Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s-Inn-Fields’, with similar colophons in vols. 1 and 2. Colophon in vol. 3, however, reads ‘London: Printed by Samuel Bentley, Dorset-Street’. Bentley MS List records print run of 1,000 copies. BP notes: ‘The publication of this novel led to a duel between the Author and Dr. Maginn, in consequence of Berkeley’s cowardly assault on Fraser, a man vastly inferior in strength and infirm with age. Fraser recovered £100 damages, but died within a year of the assault.’

1836: 13     [BODDINGTON, Mary].
THE GOSSIP’S WEEK. BY THE AUTHOR OF “SLIGHT REMINISCENCES.” WITH WOOD-CUTS FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green. and Longman; and John Rodwell, Bond Street, 1836.
I x, 426p, ill; II 413p, ill. 12mo. 24s (ECB); 24s cloth (ER, LG).
MC (8 Nov 1836); LG 1014: 412 (25 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 237 (June 1836).
ABu SB.82379.Bod; NSTC 2B39118 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 4481649 (10 libs).
Notes. Dedication (1 p. unn.) to ‘Samuel Boddington, Esq.’ Preface, pp. [vii]–x, observes in a footnote: ‘These Tales were written two or three years before the publication of the Slight Reminiscences, and now venture abroad, encouraged by the kind reception which the latter experienced’ (p. ix). Vol. 1 contains: ‘The Glove’, pp. [3]–48; ‘The King’s Daughter’, pp. [49]–196; ‘The Roc’s Egg’, pp. [197]–284; ‘Count Dalberg and his Son’, pp. [285]–426. Vol. 2 consists of: ‘Janet Hamilton’, pp. [1]–157; ‘The Story of Henrietta’, pp. [159]–215; ‘The Veiled Woman’, pp. [217]–266; ‘Antonia’, pp. [267]–413. Woodcut illustrations appear as vignettes on t.ps., and at the end of individual tales, usually featuring young women. Adv. leaf (unn.), at end of vol. 2, for Slight Reminiscences (‘lately published’), with favourable extracts from nine periodicals. The work referred to is Boddington’s Slight Reminiscences of the Rhine, Switzerland, and a Corner of Italy (1834). Printer’s marks and colophons of Maurice and Co., Howford Buildings, Fenchurch Street.

1836: 14     BRIDE, Arthur Stanley.
EDRICK THE SAXON. A TALE OF THE ELEVENTH CENTURY. BY ARTHUR STANLEY BRIDE. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: John Macrone, Saint James’s Square, 1836.
I xxxi, 289p; II 333p. 12mo. 21s (ECB, MC); 21s boards (ER, LG).
MC (11 June 1836); LG 1014: 412 (25 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 74 (June 1836).
BL N.1358; NSTC 2B47675 (BI O); xOCLC.
Notes. Dedication, pp. [v]–vi, to ‘Mark Anthony Stanley, Esq.’, signed ‘Your affectionate Nephew, Arthur Stanley Bride’ and dated ‘Broomfield, Ashford, May, 1836’. ‘Introductory Preface’, pp. [vii]–xxxi, signed ‘The Author’ and dated 1836. This functions as a frame narrative and tells how the first-person narrator came into possession of the manuscript on which the ensuing tale is based. Drop-head title in each vol. reads: ‘Guthrum Castle, &c. &c.’. Running title in both vols. reads: ‘Guthrum Castle; or, Edrick the Saxon’; originally adv. with this title in MC. No printer information found.
Further edn: 1838 (NSTC).

1836: 15     BUCKLEY, Julia.
EMILY, THE GOVERNESS. A TALE. BY JULIA BUCKLEY.
London: Printed for the Author: By J. Farrow, 32, Pudding Lane, near the Monument, 1836.
v, 212p, ill. 12mo.
BL 012624.f.1; NSTC 2B56233; xOCLC.
Notes. Engraved frontispiece precedes t.p. proper. Preface, pp. [iii]–v, dated ‘Dec. 1836’, notes: ‘As no other motive but the selfish pleasure of passing a leisure hour induced me to take up my pen, I had no idea, on commencing this work, of having it published’ (p. [iii]). It later adds that ‘The Story, though simple in itself, comprises several distinct characters, such as I have met with in the world; I therefore promise no amusement to the lover of romance’ (p. iv). Colophon of J. Farrow, 32, Pudding Lane, near the Monument.

1836: 16     BURDON, Hannah D. [afterwards WOLFENSBERGER].
SEYMOUR OF SUDLEY; OR, THE LAST OF THE FRANCISCANS. BY HANNAH D. BURDON. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836.
I viii, 306p; II 325p; III 335p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (23 Mar 1836); MC (12 Mar 1836); LG 1001: 204 (26 Mar 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 85 (Mar 1836).
BL N.1361; NSTC 2B58880 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 21718491 (2 libs).
Notes. Preface, p. [iii]–viii, notes: ‘It is the business of art, to combine the most striking features of nature, whether beautiful or sublime, in the character, situations, passions, and moral relations of man, as well as in the visible creation, and to paint those perfect combinations, which, though they may sometimes exist, escape the eye of superficial observation; and the noblest purpose of art, above the selfish and sordid interests of life, to prove them incompatible with true and perfect happiness, and to teach man, even by the means of his imagination, that there is reserved for him a higher existence, from whence the lights of religion, morality, and beauty gleam faintly into this; a virtue surpassing, in the holiness and purity of its attributes, that knowledge which is expediency. […] The novel is the style of fiction most in favour at the present day, and I am prejudiced by no undue partiality for my own pursuit when I consider it as a species of epic—equally subject to the same rules and capable of the same lofty purposes, as that elaborate form of composition’ (pp. [iii]–iv). Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Fleet Street, Dorset Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 500 copies.

1836: 17     [BURY, Lady Charlotte Susan Maria].
THE DEVOTED. BY THE AUTHORESS OF “THE DISINHERITED,” “FLIRTATION,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836.
I 294p; II 327p; III 330p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (27 Feb 1836); MC (11 Feb 1836), ‘just ready’; LG 997: 141 (27 Feb 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 88 (Mar 1836).
BL N.1357; NSTC 2C4340 (BI C, E, NCu, O; NA MH); OCLC 35626954 (5 libs).
Notes. List of ‘Errata’ fixed on p. 330 in vol. 3. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 1,000 copies. MC lists as ‘Lady Charlotte Bury: New Work’.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1836 (OCLC).

1836: 18     [CAUNTER, John Hobart].
THE FELLOW COMMONER. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1836.
I 320p; II 335p; III 331p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER).
MC (23 Mar 1836), ‘on the 25th’; ER 63: 565 (July 1836); ECB 302 (Mar 1836).
O 36.364; NSTC 2C12076 (BI BL, C, E; NA DLC); OCLC 2666954 (5 libs).
Notes. ‘Advertisement’ (1 p. unn.) states: ‘A considerable portion of the following volumes has already appeared in The Court Magazine in a series of papers, under the following title; “Remarkable Escapes of a Predestinated Rogue.” ’ Printer’s marks and colophons of Schulze and Co., 13, Poland Street. Originally adv. in MC (4 Mar 1836), as to be published ‘in a few days’.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1838 as The Fellow Commoner, or, Remarkable Escapes of a Predestinated Rogue (OCLC).

1836: 19     CAUNTER, [John] Hobart.
THE ROMANCE OF HISTORY. INDIA. BY THE REV. HOBART CAUNTER, B.D. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Edward Churton, Holles Street, 1836.
I x, 310p; II 315p; III 344p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (3 Dec 1835), ‘on the 12th of December’; LG 987: 813 (19 Dec 1835); ER 62: 530 (Jan 1836); ECB 102 (Dec 1835).
BL N.1352; NSTC 2C12077 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 13149661 (7 libs).
Notes. Dedication (1 p. unn.) to ‘Dr William Beattie, M.D.’ Preface, pp. [vii]–x, end-dated ‘36, Somerset Street, Portman Square, Dec. 12, 1835’. In each vol., list of contents (1 p. unn.) precede narratives proper.The tales are interspersed with ‘Historical Summaries’. Vol. 1 contains: ‘The Traveller’s Dream’, pp. [5]–38; ‘The Idol of Somnat’, pp. [43]–129; ‘The Royal Merchant’, pp. [135]–185; ‘The Abyssinian Slave’, pp. [191]–232; ‘The Rajpoot Marriage’, pp. [237]–310. Vol. 2 consists of: ‘The Mahomedan Nimrod’, pp. [5]–68; ‘The Rival Brothers’, pp. [75]–139; ‘The Siege of Gualior’, pp. [147]–191; ‘The Pariah’, pp. [197]–259; ‘The Defence of Chittore’, pp. [265]–315. Vol. 3 comprises: ‘The Light of the World’, pp. [5]–108; ‘The Prince and the Fakeer’, pp. [113]–171; ‘The Omrah’s Daughter’, [173]–227; ‘The Revolt of the Fakeers’, pp. [233]–267; ‘The Mahratta Chief’, pp. [269]–344. Adv. for the same author’s The Oriental Annual facing t.p. in all vols. Printer’s marks on versos of t.ps. read ‘London: Printed by Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street’, with identical colophons, except for vol. 2, where colophon reads ‘London: Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars’. Originally adv. in MC (12 Oct 1835), as ‘in the press’.

1836: 20     CHAMIER, [Frederick].
BEN BRACE, THE LAST OF NELSON’S AGAMEMNONS. BY CAPTAIN CHAMIER, R.N. AUTHOR OF “THE LIFE OF A SAILOR,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836.
I 302p; II 319p; III 334p. 12mo. 31s 6d (BP, ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
BP (16 Feb 1836); MC (27 Jan 1836), ‘just ready’; LG 996: 124 (20 Feb 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 105 (Feb 1836).
ABu SB.82379.Cha(b); NSTC 2C14245 (BI BL, C, E, O); OCLC 3979775 (14 libs).
Notes. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 1,000 copies. According to BP, each vol. should be preceded by a frontispiece etched by George Cruikshank; however, additional copies examined in British Library (N.1335) and Bodleian (36.297) also lack any such illustrations. Originally adv. MC (10 Feb 1835), as ‘nearly ready’.
Further edns: 2nd edn., revised, 1836 (NSTC; BP: 30 July 1836, 31s 6d boards; Bentley MS List: 750 copies); 3rd edn. ‘1840’ [Dec 1839] (NSTC, OCLC); 1850 (OCLC); 5th edn. 1856 (NSTC, OCLC); [1861] (NSTC); 1867 (NSTC, OCLC); Philadelphia 1836 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., 1836.

1836: 21     CUNNINGHAM, Allan.
LORD ROLDAN. A ROMANCE. BY ALLAN CUNNINGHAM. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: John Macrone, St. James’s Square, 1836.
I 355p; II 346p; III 340p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG, MC).
MC (20 May 1836); LG 1011: 365 (4 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 147 (May 1836).
BL N.1278; NSTC 2C46739 (BI C, Dt, E, O); OCLC 10369064 (9 libs).
Notes. Printer’s marks and colophons of Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand.
Further edns: New York 1836 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., 1836–7.

1836: 22     [DICKENS, Charles John Huffam].
SKETCHES BY “BOZ,” ILLUSTRATIVE OF EVERY-DAY LIFE, AND EVERY-DAY PEOPLE. IN TWO VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATIONS BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK.
London: John Macrone, St. James’s Square, 1836/37.
I (1836) viii, 348p, ill.; II (1836) 342p, ill; III (1837) viii, 377p, ill. 12mo. Vols. 1–2: 21s (ECB); 21s cloth (ER); vol. 3: 15s (LG).
Vols. 1–2: MC (4 Feb 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 541 (Feb 1836). Vol. 3 (i.e. 2nd ser): LG 1040: 828 (24 Dec 1836).
Vols. 1–2: BL 838.f.21,22; NSTC 2D12620 (BI C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 4341872 (31 libs). Vol. 3: BL Cup.401.d.7; NSTC 2D12626 (BI O); OCLC 5752758 (22 libs).
Notes. The stories originally appeared in Bell’s Life in London, Bell’s Weekly Magazine, The Carlton Chronicle, The Evening Chronicle, The Library of Fiction, The Monthly Magazine, and The Morning Chronicle, with the first of these (‘Mr. Minns and his Cousin’) being published in the Monthly Magazine for Dec 1833. Frontispiece in vol. 1 opposite t.p. depicts the ‘Election for Beadle’ (illustrating text at vol. 1, p. 47), while that of vol. 2 illustrates ‘Mr. Gabriel Parsons’s Courtship’ (vol. 2, p. 24): see below for details of vol. 3 frontispiece. Preface, pp. [iii]–v, dated ‘Furnival’s Inn, February, 1836’, notes: ‘Entertaining no inconsiderate feeling of trepidation at the idea of making so perilous a voyage in so frail a machine alone and unaccompanied, the author was naturally desirous to secure the assistance and companionship of some well-known individual, who had frequently contributed to the success, though his well-earned reputation rendered it impossible for him ever to have shared the hazard, of similar undertakings. To whom, as possessing this requisite in an eminent degree, could he apply but to GEORGE CRUIKSHANK? The application was readily heard and at once acceded to: this is their first voyage in company, but it may not be the last. // If any further excuse be wanting for adding this book to the hundreds which every season produces, the Author may be permitted to plead the very favourable reception, which several of the following sketches received on their original appearance in different periodicals’ (pp. [iii]–iv). Lists of contents precedes narratives proper in each vol. (vol. 1, pp. [vii]–viii; vol. 2, 1 p. unn.; vol. 3, pp. [vii]–viii). Vol. 3 was issued with an imprint date of 1837, and carried a variant t.p. which reads: ‘Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life, and Every-Day People. The Second Series. Complete in One Volume.’ However, internal textual evidence points to the original conception of this ‘Second Series’ as the 3rd vol. of the work. This 3rd vol. has an additional engraved t.p. preceding the printed t.p., which reads: ‘Second Series Sketches by Boz / London / John Macrone. St. James’s Square / 1836.’ A frontispiece appears on the verso opposite the engraved t.p. and depicts ‘Vauxhall Gardens by Day’, referring to ‘Vol. III, p. 217’, rather than treating this 2nd ser. as separate; it also bears the legend ‘London, John Macrone, 1836’. Vol. 3 also contains a separate Preface, pp. [i]–iii, dated ‘Furnival’s Inn. December 17, 1836.’, which comments: ‘Some of these sketches were written before the appearance of the former series, and the remainder, have been added at different periods since that time. […] With these few words, [the author] gives a modest tap at the door of the public with his Christmas piece’ (pp. [i]–ii). Vol. 1 contains: ‘The Parish’, pp. [1]–78; ‘Miss Evans and the Eagle’, pp. [79]–87; ‘Shops, and their Tenants’, pp. [88]–96; ‘Thoughts about People’, pp. [97]–106; ‘A Visit to Newgate’, pp. [107]–135; ‘London Recreations’, pp. [136]–146; ‘The Boarding-House’, pp. [147]–223; ‘Hackney-Coach Stands’, pp. [224]–232; ‘Brokers’ and Marine-Store Shops’, pp. [233]–241; ‘The Bloomsbury Christening’, pp. [242]–275; ‘Gin-Shops’, pp. [276]–287; ‘Public Dinners’, pp. [288]–299; ‘Astley’s’, pp. [300]–313; ‘Greenwich Fair’, pp. [314]–330; ‘The Prisoners’ Van’, pp. [331]–337; ‘A Christmas Dinner’, pp. [338]–348. Vol. 2 consists of: ‘Passage in the Life of Mr. Watkins Tottle’, pp. [1]–76; ‘The Black Veil’, pp. [77]–100; ‘Shabby-Genteel People’, pp. [101]–109; ‘Horatio Sparkins’, pp. [110]–141; ‘The Pawnbroker’s Shop’, pp. [142]–157; ‘The Dancing Academy’, pp. [158]–170; ‘Early Coaches’, pp. [171]–181; ‘The River’, pp. [182]–195; ‘Private Theatres’, pp. [196]–208; ‘The Great Winglebury Duel’, pp. [209]–243; ‘Omminuses’, pp. [244]–252; ‘Mrs. Joseph Porter’, pp. [253]–272; ‘The Steam Excursion’, pp. [273]–318; ‘Sentiment!’, pp. [319]–342. Vol. 3 comprises: ‘The Streets by Morning’, pp. [1]–16; ‘The Streets by Night’, pp. [17]–[32]; ‘Making a Night of It’, pp. [33]–48; ‘Criminal Courts’, pp. [49]–[62]; ‘Scotland-Yard’, pp. [63]–76; ‘The New Year’, pp. [77]–92; ‘Meditations in Monmouth-Street’, pp. [93]–112; ‘Our Next Door Neighbours’, pp. [113]–131; ‘The Hospital Patient’, pp. [132]–142; ‘Seven Dials’, pp. [143]–156; ‘The Mistaken Milliner. A Tale of Ambition’, pp. [157]–174; ‘Doctor’s Commons’, pp. [175]–190; ‘Misplaced Attachment of Mr. John Dounce’, pp. [191]–208; ‘Vauxhall-Gardens by Day’, pp. [209]–224; ‘A Parliamentary Sketch. With a Few Portraits’, pp. [225]–255; ‘Mr. Minns and his Cousin’, pp. [256]–282; ‘The Last Cab Driver and the First Omnibus Cad’, pp. [283]–308; ‘The Parlour Orator’, pp. [309]–323; ‘The First of May’, pp. [325]–346; ‘The Drunkard’s Death’, pp. [347]–377. Some of the pages in vol. 3 are mispaginated, mainly due to the transposition of digits: i.e. p. 25 reads ‘52’, p. 32 ‘23’, etc. Printer’s mark and colophons of Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand appear in vols. 1–2, while vol. 3 carries mark and colophon of Thomas Curson Hansard, Paternoster Row, St. Paul’s. Advs. for ‘Mr. Macrone’s Select List of New Works and New Editions’ (19 pp. unn.) appear at end of vol. 3. Vols. 1–2 originally adv. in MC (8 Jan 1836), as ‘nearly ready’.
Further edns: of vols. 1–2: 2nd edn. 1836 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn 1837 (NSTC, OCLC); Philadelphia 1836 as Watkins Tottle, and Other Sketches […] (NSTC, OCLC). Of vol. 3: 2nd edn. 1837 (NSTC, OCLC); 1838 (NSTC); Philadelphia 1837 (NSTC, OCLC). Of vols. 1–3: 1837–9 [in 20 monthly parts] (NSTC); 1839 (NSTC, OCLC); 1850 (NSTC, OCLC); Limerick 1850 (OCLC); 1854 (NSTC, OCLC); [at least 8 more edns. to 1870]; Philadelphia 1838–9 [in 10 monthly parts] (OCLC); German trans., 1838 [as Londoner Skizzen]; Portuguese trans., 1864 [as Scenas da vida ingleza. e, Uma loa de Natal em prosa].

1836: 23     DOWNES, Joseph.
THE MOUNTAIN DECAMERON. BY JOSEPH DOWNES. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836.
I viii, 324p; II 322p; III 416p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (27 May 1836); MC (6 May 1836); LG 1011: 365 (4 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 169 (May 1836).
ABu SB.82379.Dow; NSTC 2D18263 (BI BL, C, E; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 13344283 (10 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘the Right Honourable Thomas Frankland Lewis, of Harpton Court, Radnorshire’, pp. [v]–viii. This addresses (without noticeably answering) the issue of why Wales ‘should so long be neglected by dramatists and novelists, when Ireland and Scotland have been familiarised to the English reading public, by the highest genius’ (p. vi). The present work, however, represents ‘no addition to that somewhat hackneyed species, the “National Novel” ’, but rather attempts ‘to present certain portraitures of passions’ in the context of the ‘wild and dark legendary as well as national history’ of Wales (p. vii). This Dedication is signed by the author and dated ‘Builth, Brecknockshire, April 10, 1836’. ‘Preface with Some Remarks on our Present Imaginative Literature’, vol. 1, pp. [1]–46, helps set the framework for the main narrative, essentially a travelogue with reflections and embedded tales by different tellers, organized under headings from ‘First Day’ to ‘Tenth Day’. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. B. Nichols and Son, 23, Parliament Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 750 copies.
Further edn: 1836 (NSTC).

1836: 24     FAGG, Michael [pseud.?].
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF A LIMB OF THE LAW; BY MICHAEL FAGG, ESQ. K.C. AND BENCHER OF THE HON. SOCIETY OF LINCOLN’S INN: INTERSPERSED WITH ANECDOTES OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES, MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION.
London: Printed and published by A. Hancock, Middle Row Place, Holborn, and to be had of all Booksellers, 1836.
vii, 280p. 12mo. 6s (ECB, MC).
MC (22 Feb 1836); ECB 198 (Feb 1836).
BL 12613.bbb.14; NSTC 2F704 (BI C, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 15186500 (16 libs).
Notes. Introduction, pp. [iii]–vii, ‘To the Members of the Legal Profession’, signed ‘M. Fagg’ and dated ‘Lincoln’s Inn, January, 1836’, deals with the defects and malpractices in the system of jurisprudence. Colophon of A. Hancock, Middle Row Place, 326, Holborn. ECB lists publisher as Hodgson.

1836: 25     FINCH, Catharine I[rene].
NOUREDDIN, OR THE TALISMAN OF FUTURITY. AN EASTERN TALE. BY CATHARINE I. FINCH.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, Booksellers to their Majesties, 1836.
viii, 200p. 16mo. 4s 6d (ECB); 4s 6d boards (ER, LG, MC).
MC (7 June 1836); LG 1011: 365 (4 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 205 (May 1836).
BL N.1371; NSTC 2F5869 (BI C, O); OCLC 22105292 (17 libs).
Notes. Printer’s mark and colophon of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey.

1836: 26     [GARDINER, Marguerite], Countess of Blessington.
THE CONFESSIONS OF AN ELDERLY GENTLEMAN. ILLUSTRATED BY SIX FEMALE PORTRAITS, FROM HIGHLY FINISHED DRAWINGS BY E. T. PARRIS. BY THE COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, Paternoster-Row, 1836.
287p, ill. 12mo. 14s (ECB, LG); 14s cloth (ER).
MC (28 Oct 1836); LG 1029: 653 (8 Oct 1836); ER 64: 550 (Jan 1837); ECB 61 (Sept 1836).
BL 838.c.28; NSTC 2G2187 (BI Dt, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 2710332 (43 libs).
Notes. Follows sequentially through headings from ‘My First Love’ to ‘My Sixth Love’, with accompanying engraved plates depicting each of the six women involved. The artist named on the t.p. is Edmund Thomas Parris (1793–1873). Printer’s mark and colophon of William Wilcockson, Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane. The Confessions of an Elderly Lady, by the Blessington was published by Longmans in 1838.
Further edns: 1847 (NSTC); 1848 as The Confessions of an Elderly Lady [and, The Confessions of an Elderly Gentleman] (NSTC, OCLC); 1853 as The Confessions of an Elderly Lady and Gentleman (OCLC); Philadelphia 1836 (OCLC); German trans., 1837.

GARNER, Marianna
See PISANI, Marianna

1836: 27     [?GASKILL, Peter].
PLEBEIANS AND PATRICIANS. BY THE AUTHOR OF “OLD MAIDS,” “OLD BACHELORS,” &C. THREE VOLUMES.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, 1836.
I 263p; II 283p; III 288p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 27s boards (ER, LG); 31s 6d boards (MC).
MC (14 Nov 1835); LG 985: 780 (5 Dec 1835); ER 62: 530 (Jan 1836); ECB 455 (Oct 1835).
ABu SB.82379.Pleb; NSTC 2P19215 (BI BL, C, E); xOCLC.
Notes. For issue of author attribution, see Old Bachelors (1835; Appendix 2, B: 20). Single leaf (unn.) at end of vol. 2, headed ‘Critical Notices of “Old Maids,” their Varieties, Characters and Conditions. Second Edition’. This gives extracts from eight reviews and newspapers, viz. ‘Literary Gazette, March 28th’, ‘Sun, April 16th’, ‘Monthly Magazine for April’, ‘Sheffield Iris’, ‘Sunday Times’, ‘Cork Advertiser’, ‘Scots Times’, and ‘Aberdeen Observer’. Printer’s marks and colophons of C. Newby, 11 Little Queen Street. Originally adv. in MC (22 Oct 1835), as to be published ‘in a few days’.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1836 (OCLC).

1836: 28     [GASPEY, Thomas].
THE SELF-CONDEMNED. A ROMANCE. BY THE AUTHOR OF THE LOLLARDS,—“CALTHORPE,” &C. &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, (Successor to Henry Colburn.), 1836.
I vii, 307p; II 319p; III 310p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (7 Jan 1836); MC (4 Jan 1836), ‘to-morrow’; ER 63: 281 (Apr 1836); ECB 526 (Jan 1836).
BL N.1348; NSTC 2G3302 (BI C, E, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Dedication, pp. [v]–vi, to ‘Thomas Crofton Croker, Esq. F.S.A.’, acknowledging his ‘important assistance’ (p. v) in the composition of the work. Adv. list (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 3, headed ‘Works by the Same Author’ and offering copious review extracts on the last two listed (The Lollards, and Other Times). Printer’s marks and colophons of Maurice and Co., Fenchurch Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 750 copies, and notes: ‘Agreement signed for “half profits” Feby 18 1835’. Originally adv. in MC (25 Nov 1835).
Further edn: New York 1836 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 29     [GORE, Catherine Grace Frances].
THE DIARY OF A DÉSENNUYÉE. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Published by Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1836.
I 299p; II 295p. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s boards (ER, LG).
MC (13 June 1836); LG 1016: 446 (9 July 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 162 (June 1836).
BL N.1312; NSTC 2G14829 (BI C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 35741201 (4 libs).
Notes. Adv. facing t.p. in vol. 2. Both vols. have printer’s mark of Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars, with similar colophon in vol. 2, while vol. 1 has colophon of James Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1836 (NSTC); New York [also Philadelphia] 1836 (OCLC).

1836: 30     [GORE, Catherine Grace Frances].
MRS. ARMYTAGE; OR, FEMALE DOMINATION. BY THE AUTHORESS OF “MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn, 13, Great Marlborough-Street, 1836.
I 305p; II 289p; III 355p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (30 June 1836), ‘tomorrow’; LG 1016: 446 (9 July 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 389 (June 1836).
BL N.1317; NSTC 2G14864 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 12359508 (10 libs).
Notes. Printer’s marks and colophons of W. Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street. Originally adv. in MC (16 June 1836), as ‘just ready […] Female Domination’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1837 (OCLC); with new preface, 1848 as Female Domination (OCLC); [c.1854] as Female Domination (Sadleir); [1860?] as Female Domination (NSTC); [1863] as Female Domination (NSTC); Philadelphia 1836 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., [c. 1847–52].

1836: 31     GRANT, Joseph.
TALES OF THE GLENS; WITH BALLADS AND SONGS. BY THE LATE JOSEPH GRANT. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR, BY ROBERT NICOLL, AUTHOR OF “POEMS AND LYRICS.”
Edinburgh: Published by Fraser & Co.; and Henry Washbourne, London, 1836.
16, iii, 288p. 8vo. 5s 6d (ECB); 5s 6d cloth (ER, LG).
LG 992: 60 (23 Jan 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 240 (Jan 1836).
BL N.1326; NSTC 2G17824; OCLC 2808106 (2 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [1], reads: ‘At the Author’s Dying Request, this Volume is Respectfully Inscribed to George Douglas, Esquire, Advocate, Sheriff of Kincardineshire, as a Sincere Tribute of his Respect and Esteem.’ This is followed by a ‘Note’, p. [3], dated ‘Dundee, October, 1835’, and signed ‘J. M. C.’. This states: ‘The Editor of this volume has to apologize to Mr. Grant’s subscribers for the great delay which has taken place in issuing it after the time specified in the prospectuses, but he trusts that when they consider the loss of time necessarily incident on the melancholy death of the author, and on the removal of the establishment at which it was printing from Dundee to Perth, that they will exculpate him from the charge of unnecessary procrastination. […] It was proposed by the original prospectuses of the volume—issued by Mr Grant—that it should consist entirely of Prose Tales, under the title of “Tales of the Glens.” This title has been retained; but, as Mr Grant did not live to complete the volume on the original plan, the Editor has introduced a selection from Mr Grant’s poetical pieces, as he deemed that it would be more pleasing to subscribers to have a specimen of Mr Grant’s abilities, both as a Prose Writer and a Poet, than to have the volume completed with Prose Sketches, before published, which was the alternative. Should a Second Edition be called for, the Editor will have it in his power to greatly enlarge and enrich it, from selections from Mr Grant’s manuscripts, which the prescribed limits of the present volume did not allow him to insert.’ A list of contents, pp. [5]–6, and a ‘Memoir of Joseph Grant’, pp. [7]–16, follow. A newly paginated sequence combining roman and arabic pagination, begins with a Preface, pp. [i]–iii, which notes: ‘I beg leave to hope, that, however little amusement or instruction the following Tales may contain, they are at least unmingled with aught that is likely to hurt the moral feelings, or outrage the taste of the most refined reader’ (p. iii). The tales consist of: ‘The Grocer’s Daughter’, pp. [5]–42; ‘Roy Mac Ian; or, the Hunter’s Cabin’, pp. [43]–54; ‘A Chapter on Diels and Kelpies’, pp. [55]–69; ‘The Warlock of Glendye’, pp. [71]–88; ‘Something Serious’, pp. [89]–96; ‘The Midnight Combat: A Chapter from the Autobiography of Lauchlin Grahame’, pp. [97]–115; ‘Sergeant Cameron’, pp. [117]–163; ‘Strickland, the Shadowless; or, the Fate of the Treasure Finder’, pp. [167]–198; ‘Cul-na-Gair; or, the Dumbie’s Malison’, pp. [199]–235; ‘The Bothie of Bith-Uaigh’, pp. [237]–248; ‘Ballads and Songs’, pp. [249]–265; ‘Malcolm Roy; a Dramatic Sketch’, pp. [267]–273; ‘Ballads and Songs’, pp. [274]–288. Printer’s mark and colophon read: ‘White and Cumming, Printers, Perth.’ Collates in fours.
Further edn: Stonehaven 1869 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 32     [GRIFFIN, Gerald Joseph].
THE DUKE OF MONMOUTH. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE MUNSTER FESTIVALS,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.
I 303p; II 311p; III 284p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP); 31s 6d (ECB, ER, LG).
BP (8 Dec 1836); MC (14 Nov 1836), ‘nearly ready’; LG 1038: 796 (10 Dec 1836); ER 64: 550 (Jan 1837); ECB 173 (Nov 1836).
BL N.1343; NSTC 2G22644 (BI C, E, O); 11146637 OCLC (6 libs).
Notes. Pencil note on t.p. of vol. 1 reads: ‘[G. Griffin.]’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 1,000 copies.
Further edns: Dublin [1836] (NSTC); 1841 (NSTC); 1842 (BRu ENC); Dublin 1850 (OCLC); 1857 (NSTC); Dublin 1857 (NSTC, OCLC); Philadelphia 1837 (OCLC).

1836: 33     GROSSI, Tommaso; WARD, Caroline (trans.).
MARCO VISCONTI: A ROMANCE OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY, FROM THE ITALIAN OF TOMMASO GROSSI. BY MISS CAROLINE WARD. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, Booksellers to Their Majesties, 1836.
I 285p; II 279p. 12mo. 18s (ECB); 18s boards (ER); 21s boards (LG).
MC (28 Nov 1835); LG 984: 765 (28 Nov 1835); ER 62: 530 (Jan 1836); ECB 247 (Nov 1835).
BL N.1356; NSTC 2G23973 (BI C, E, O; NA MH); xOCLC.
Notes. Trans. of Marco Visconti. Una storia del trecento cavata dalle cronache di quel tempo (Milan, 1834). Dedication (1 p. unn.) to ‘A. and F__’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey. Originally adv. in MC (14 Aug 1835), as ‘nearly ready’.
Further edn: another trans.? 1845 (NSTC, OCLC).

GUTHRUM CASTLE
See BRIDE, Arthur Stanley, EDRICK THE SAXON

1836: 34     [HAMILTON, Alexander].
EDITH OF GLAMMIS. BY CUTHBERT CLUTTERBUCK OF KENNAQUHAIR, F.S.A. &C. &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 65 Cornhill, 1836.
I 290p; II 297p; III 310p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (5 Jan 1836), ‘nearly ready’; LG 992: 60 (23 Jan 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 122 (Feb 1836).
ABu SB.82379.HamA; NSTC 2H4799 (BI BL, C, E ,O); OCLC 34721390 (2 libs).
Notes. ‘Introductory Epistle by Captain Clutterbuck, F.S.A.’, in the manner of Walter Scott’s preliminary chapters, fills pp. [1]–52 of vol. 1. Historical novel, times of James V of Scotland, northern Scottish setting. Printer’s mark, verso of t.p., in each vol. reads ‘Edinburgh: Printed by Stevenson & Co.’, with identical colophon.

1836: 35     HILL, Benson Earle.
RECOLLECTIONS OF AN ARTILLERY OFFICER: INCLUDING SCENES AND ADVENTURES IN IRELAND, AMERICA, FLANDERS, AND FRANCE. BY BENSON EARLE HILL. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to His Majesty, 1836.
I viii, 342p; II vi, 328p. 12mo. 21s (ECB).
MC (22 June 1836), ‘just ready’; ECB 268 (June 1836).
BL N.1350; NSTC 2H21391 (BI C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 6341929 (17 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘the Right Hon. Lord Segrave, &c. &c. &c. Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire’, signed ‘Benson Earle Hill, Brompton, June, 1836’. List of contents in each vol. Printer’s marks and colophons of F. Shoberl, Jun., Leicester Street, Leicester Square. Bentley MS List records print run of 750 copies. Originally adv. in MC (6 May 1836), as ‘preparing for publication’.

1836: 36     [HOOK, Theodore Edward].
GILBERT GURNEY. BY THE AUTHOR OF “SAYINGS AND DOINGS,” “LOVE AND PRIDE,” ETC. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for Whittaker & Co. Ave Maria Lane, 1836.
I 338p; II 330p; III 367p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB, MC); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (25 Nov 1835), ‘on the 30th instant’; LG 984: 765 (28 Nov 1835); ER 62: 530 (Jan 1836); ECB 230 (Nov 1835).
BL N.1328; NSTC 2H28926 (BI C, Dt, E; NA MH); OCLC 4329129 (27 libs).
Notes. Initially serialized in the New Monthly Magazine, 1834–5. Printer’s marks and colophons of Gilbert and Rivington, St. John’s Square. 2nd edn. (E Dur.1032) carries an ‘Advertisement’ in vol. 1, which states: ‘Several of the following chapters have already appeared in print. Two of the incidents contained in them have been dramatized; one on the French, the other on the English stage. // This Circumstance, which has been noticed by one of the ablest and most impartial of our periodicals (the Athenæum), has arisen from the fact of Editor’s having, in society, frequently described the events which actually occurred many years since.’ Originally adv. in MC (12 Nov 1835), as to be published ‘in a few days’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1836 (NSTC); 1841 (NSTC, OCLC); 1850 (NSTC, OCLC); 1857 (NSTC); London and New York 1863 (OCLC); Philadelphia 1836 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., 1842; French trans., 1861 [abridged as Ma Vie de Garçon. Reminiscences d’un vieux gentleman].

1836: 37     [HOOTON, Charles].
THE ADVENTURES OF BILBERRY THURLAND. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.
I 344p, ill; II 300p, ill.; III 279p, ill. 12mo. 31s 6d (BP, ECB, LG); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
BP (27 Aug 1836); MC (23 Aug 1836), ‘just ready’; LG 1024: 574 (3 Sept 1836); ER 64: 259 (Oct 1836); ECB 6 (Aug 1836).
BL N.1304–6; NSTC 2H29621 (BI C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 34087408 (5 libs).
Notes. Dedication, ‘To him to whom I am indebted for my earliest introduction to public notice’, and list of illustrations (2 pp. unn.), precede text proper. Illustrations drawn and etched by A. Hervieu. Printer’s mark and colophon in each vol. of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 500 copies. Originally adv. in MC (8 Aug 1836), as ‘nearly ready […] By Charles Hooton, Esq.’. BP notes: ‘By Charles Hooton, a newspaper writer at Leeds and afterwards a journalist in America. He died at Nottingham in 1849 from an overdose of morphia.’

1836: 38     [HOWARD, Edward Granville George]; {M}[ARRYAT], {F}[rederick] (editor).
RATTLIN, THE REEFER. EDITED BY THE AUTHOR OF “PETER SIMPLE”. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836.
I xii, 301p, ill.; II viii, 300p, ill.; III viii, 344p, ill. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (23 July 1836); MC (17 May 1836); LG 1018: 476 (23 July 1836); ER 64: 259 (Oct 1836); ECB 480 (July 1836).
BL 12660.b.22; NSTC 2H32810 (BI E, O); OCLC 22153358 (7 libs).
Notes. ‘Advertisement’, vol. 1, p. [v], signed ‘F. M.’ and dated ‘London May, 1836’, notes: ‘A portion of the following work has appeared in the pages of the Metropolitan Magazine. It has now been re-arranged, and fiction, in the latter part, blended with fact. In consenting to be the literary sponsor to these volumes […] I am actuated but by one motive; that of enabling the author to appear before the public, and thus to give him an opportunity of being tried by an ordeal by which alone he must either stand or fall.’ Lists of contents occupy pp. [vii]–xii in vol. 1, pp. [iii]–viii in vol. 2, and pp. [v]–viii in vol. 3. Adv. list (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 1 for ‘Novels and Romances by Distinguished Authors’. List of ‘Illustrations to Rattlin the Reefer’ (1 p. unn.) follows list of contents in vol. 3. Each vol. has printer’s mark of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand, with similar colophon in vols. 1 and 2, while colophon in vol. 3 is of F. Shoberl, jun., Leicester Street, Leicester Square. Bentley MS List records print run of 750 copies. BP note to 3rd edn. states that Howard was a natural son of the Duke of Norfolk, who married a Miss Williams, later the wife of Octavian Blewitt. Howard was also the sub-editor (under Marryat) of the Metropolitan Magazine, where the first 58 chs. were previously serialized Sept 1834–Feb 1836. First published in book form, Meredith Bridge, NH 1834 (OCLC).
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1836 (NSTC, OCLC; BP: 5 Aug 1836, 31s 6d boards); 3rd edn. 1837 (BP: 16 June 1837, 31s 6d); ‘2nd edn.’ [sic] 1838 (NSTC); London and Edinburgh 1838 (NSTC, OCLC); 1845 (OCLC); [at least 4 more edns. to 1870]; German trans., 1836 [as Ralph Rattlin]; French trans., 1837 [as Rattlin le marin].

1836: 39     HOWITT, Mary.
WOOD LEIGHTON; OR, A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY. BY MARY HOWITT. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836.
I vi, 336p; II 352p; III 374p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (BP).
BP (28 May 1836); MC (11 May 1836); LG 1011: 365 (4 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 286 (May 1836).
ABu SB.82379HowM; NSTC 2H33899 (BI BL, C, Dt, E; NA DLC); OCLC 6275772 (12 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–vi, signed ‘M. H.’ and dated ‘Nottingham, April 4th, 1836’. This concludes: ‘Perhaps it is scarcely necessary to state that a few of the smaller sketches have already appeared in a periodical’ (p. vi). Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 750 copies.
Further edns: 1847 (NSTC, OCLC); Philadelphia 1837 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 40     {JAMES, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford]}.
THE DESULTORY MAN. BY THE AUTHOR OF “RICHELIEU,” “THE GYPSY,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1836.
I vii, 334p; II 302p; III 301p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB, ER, LG).
MC (4 Oct 1836), ‘now ready’; LG 1028: 638 (1 Oct 1836); ER 64: 259 (Oct 1836); ECB 160 (Sept 1836).
E Vts.52.f.3; NSTC 2J2101 (BI BL, C, O; NA DLC); OCLC 3985043 (16 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘Miss M. L. Boyle’, pp. [iii]–vii, signed ‘G. P. R. James, The Cottage, Great Marlow, 26th September 1836’. This states that ‘the greater part’ of the work ‘was written many years ago’, though some of its contents have been published ‘anonymously in various periodicals’ (p. [iii]). A footnote adds: ‘Many more of the tales contained in these volumes have since been published in periodicals, and I believe I may say without presumption that they have been uniformly favourably received, though the author’s name was withheld. Thus as near as possible two-thirds of the work has been already before the public’ (pp. [iiin]–ivn). Comprises tales held together in the form of a travelogue. Vol. 1 has printer’s mark and colophon of Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand; vols. 2 and 3 have printer’s marks and colophons of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand. National Library of Scotland catalogue mistakenly dates its copy 1831, an error that is carried through into NSTC. Originally adv. in MC (10 Aug 1836), ‘nearly ready […] Mr. James’ New Work’.
Further edn: New York 1836 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 41     JONES, Hannah Maria.
THE GIPSEY GIRL, OR THE HEIR OF HAZEL DELL, A ROMANTIC TALE. BY HANNAH MARIA JONES. AUTHORESS OF VILLAGE SCANDAL—CHILD OF MYSTERY—GIPSEY MOTHER—PRIDE OF THE VILLAGE—EMILY MORELAND—GRETNA GREEN—ROSALINE WOODBRIDGE—SCOTTISH CHIEFTAINS, &C. &C. &C. ILLUSTRATED BY BEAUTIFUL STEEL ENGRAVINGS.
London: Printed for W. Emans, 31, Cloth Fair, 1836.
952p, ill. 8vo.
ECB 311 (1836).
E NF.554.l.25; NSTC 2J10427 (BI BL, NCu); OCLC 6514686 (2 libs).
Notes. Additional engraved t.p., with similar publisher’s imprint. Nine engraved plates (including frontispiece). ‘Directions to the Binder, for placing the Engravings’, at foot of p. 952. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Briscoe, Banner Street, St. Luke’s. Collates in fours. OCLC, in addition to Emans copies, lists as imprints: ‘London, New York, J. & F. Tallis, 1836’ and ‘London: London Printing and Publishing Company’.
Further edns: [1842] (NSTC); London and New York [1845?] (NSTC); [1855?] (NSTC); [1865?] (NSTC).

1836: 42     [KAYE, Sir John William].
JERNINGHAM; OR, THE INCONSISTENT MAN. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Smith, Elder and Co. Cornhill, Booksellers to Their Majesties, 1836.
I xv, 312p; II 354p; III 312p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER).
MC (11 June 1836), ‘on the 18th instant’; ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 308 (June 1836).
BL N.1318; NSTC 2K976 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 13299316 (4 libs).
Notes. Dedication ‘To Him Who Has Most Befriended Me’ (1 p. unn.) and prefatory ‘An Apology For This Book’, pp. [vii]–xv, precede main text in vol. 1. Printer’s marks and colophons of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey.
Further edn: 1854 as Jerningham: A Story (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 43     {L}[AMBERT], {C}[amden] {E}[lizabeth].
THE BAR-SINISTER, OR MEMOIRS OF AN ILLEGITIMATE. FOUNDED ON FACTS. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Smith, Elder, and Co., Cornhill, Booksellers to their Majesties, 1836.
I iv, 387; II 341p. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s boards (ER, LG, MC).
MC (18 Feb 1836); LG 994: 92 (6 Feb 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 39 (Feb 1836).
BL N.1346; NSTC 2L2536 (BI C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 2843284 (5 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘His Excellency the Right Hon. Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, etc. etc. etc.’, signed ‘C. E. L., Greg Clare, County Galway, 14th January 1836’. ‘Postscript’, vol. 2, pp. [338]–341, states that the novel ‘is written by a Lady, her first essay in the arena of literature’ (pp. 339–40). This concludes: ‘Should the pages now submitted to the ordeal of publication meet with an indulgent reception, I shall again have the honour of appearing before the kind patrons of literary exertion, if … but I will not anticipate the mortifying possibility of failure, which would at once impose eternal silence on the Author’ (p. 341). Adv. list of ‘New Works Published by Smith, Elder, and Co., Cornhill’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1836 (OCLC).

1836: 44     LANDOR, Walter Savage.
PERICLES AND ASPASIA[.] BY WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, ESQ. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1836.
I vi, 299p; II viii, 343p. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s boards (ER).
MC (17 Mar 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 328 (Mar 1836).
BL N.1360; NSTC 2L3518 (BI C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 1723349 (56 libs).
Notes. Dedication, vol. 1, [v]–vi, to ‘His Excellence the Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland’, signed Walter Savage Landor. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [vii]–viii, end-dated ‘Villa Fiesolana, July 4, 1835’. Poetical address ‘To General Andrew Jackson, President of the United States’, at the beginning of vol. 2. Adv. facing t.p. of vol. 1 for ‘Citation and Examination of William Shakespeare […] touching Deer Stealing’ (‘Lately Published’); and facing vol. 2 for ‘New Work by Mr. Bulwer […] Athens: Its Rise and Fall’ (‘Preparing for Publication’). Errata slip for vol. 1 pasted below end of text on p. 299, and, similarly, for vol. 2, at foot of p. 343. Adv. list (4 pp. unn.) of ‘New Works Published by Messrs. Saunders and Otley’, at the end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of Ibbotson [sic] and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand.
Further edns: 1836 (OCLC); 1842 (OCLC); Phialdelphia 1839 (NSTC, OCLC).

LANG, John, VIOLET; OR, THE DANSEUSE
See BEASLEY, …

1836: 45     [MACLELLAN, Frances].
EVENINGS ABROAD. BY THE AUTHOR OF “SKETCHES OF CORFÙ.”.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, Booksellers to Their Majesties, 1836.
x, viii, 332p, ill. 12mo. 8s (ECB); 9s cloth (LG); 9s boards (MC).
MC (18 Feb 1836); LG 995: 108 (13 Feb 1836); ECB 194 (Jan 1836).
BL N.1367; NSTC 2M6979 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 13320599 (2 libs).
Notes. List of contents occupies pp. [ix]–x. This is followed by a verse piece (1 p. unn.). Dedication to the author’s mother, pp. [v]–viii (in verse), signed ‘Grove House, Richmond, 1836’. The contents are subdivided into chapters headed ‘Evening the First’ to ‘Evening the Sixth’, the work comprising an account of the ‘dramatis personae’, letters, verse pieces, and tales and conversations inspired by various destinations of travel in the south of Europe. This is held together nevertheless by a consistent fictional frame. Adv. list (4 pp. unn.) at end of vol. for ‘New Works Published by Smith, Elder, and Co. Cornhill’. Printer’s mark and colophon of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey.
Further edn: 1836 as Evenings Abroad: Being a Sequel to ‘Evenings at Home’ [the latter by John Aiken and Anna Letitia Barbauld, 1813] (OCLC).

MALET, Lady Marianne Dora, VIOLET; OR, THE DANSEUSE
See BEASLEY, …

1836: 46     [MARRYAT, Frederick].
JAPHET, IN SEARCH OF A FATHER. BY THE AUTHOR OF “PETER SIMPLE,” “JACOB FAITHFUL,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1836.
I viii, 304p; II viii, 299p; III viii, 319p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
Star (24 Dec 1835); LG 987: 813 (19 Dec 1835); ER 62: 530 (Jan 1836); ECB 369 (Dec 1835).
BL N.1338; 2M15104 (BI E, O); OCLC 19971206 (24 libs).
Notes. Originally serialized in Metropolitan Magazine Nov 1834–Jan 1836. Adv. list at start of vol. 1 for ‘Works by the same Author, Published by Messrs. Saunders and Otley’. Lists of contents occupy pp. [v]–viii in vol. 1 and pp. [iii]–viii in vols. 2 and 3. Printer’s marks and colophons of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand. Originally adv. in Star (3 Dec 1835), as ‘nearly ready’. First published in book form Philadelphia and Baltimore 1835 (NSTC, OCLC).
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1836 (OCLC); 1838 (NSTC, OCLC); 1849 (OCLC); 1850 (NSTC); 1854 (NSTC, OCLC); [at least 4 more edns. to 1870]; German trans., 1835–6; French trans., 1836; Swedish trans., 1836–7 [as Japhet eller hittebarnet].

1836: 47     [MARRYAT, Frederick].
MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY[.] BY THE AUTHOR OF “JAPHET, IN SEARCH OF A FATHER,” “PETER SIMPLE,” “JACOB FAITHFUL,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1836.
I vii, 291p; II vii, 306p; III viii, 314p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (27 Aug 1836), ‘now ready’; LG 1023: 558 (27 Aug 1836); ER 64: 259 (Oct 1836); ECB 369 (Aug 1836).
BL N.1375; NSTC 2M15118 (BI C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 768508 (22 libs).
Notes. The first four chs. appeared in Metropolitan Magazine, Aug 1836. Advs. at start of each vol. Lists of contents occupy pp. [v]–vii in vol. 1, pp. [v]–vii in vol. 2, and pp. [v]–viii in vol. 3. Printer’s marks and colophons of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand. Originally adv. in MC (5 Aug 1836), as to be published ‘in a few days’.
Further edns: ‘2nd’ [but actually 1st edn. sheets with titles overprinted, not reset] edn. 1836 (NSTC, OCLC); 1838 (NSTC, OCLC); London and Edinburgh 1850 (NSTC); 1852 (NSTC); 1854 (OCLC); [at least 6 more edns. to 1870]; Boston [also Philadelphia] 1836 (NSTC); French trans., 1836; German trans., 1836.

1836: 48     MARRYAT, [Frederick].
THE PIRATE, AND THE THREE CUTTERS. BY CAPTAIN MARRYAT, R.N. ILUSTRATED WITH TWENTY SPLENDID ENGRAVINGS FROM DRAWINGS BY CLARKSON STANFIELD, ESQ. R.A.
London: Published for the Proprietor by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1836.
315p, ill. 8vo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (LG); 31s 6d ‘royal 8vo.’, 52s 6d ‘imperial 8vo.’ (Star).
Star (15 Dec 1835); LG 987: 812 (19 Dec 1835); ECB 369 (Dec 1835).
BL c.151.i.3; NSTC 2M15142 (BI C, Dt, E, O); OCLC 7690424 (31 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece portrait of the author, with vignette t.p. opposite, followed by t.p. proper (from which details above are given). The vignette t.p. is virtually identical in its wording, apart from the imprint which reads: ‘London Published for the Proprietor by Longman & Co. Paternoster Row, Decr. 1835.’ The engraved illustrations bear a legend similar to the imprint on the engraved t.p., but with the more precise date of ‘Decr. 1, 1835’. Lists of contents and plates printed on two separate unn. leaves before narrative proper. ‘The Pirate’ occupies pp. [1]–226, while ‘The Three Cutters’ fills pp. [227]–315. Colophon of James Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.
Further edns: London and Philadelphia 1836 as The Naval Annual; or, Stories of the Sea for M. DCCC. XXXVI. Containing The Pirate, and The Three Cutters (NSTC, OCLC); 1845 (NSTC, OCLC); [1849] (NSTC); 1851 (OCLC); 1854 (NSTC, OCLC); [at least 5 more edns. to 1870]; New York [also Philadelphia] 1836 (OCLC); German trans., 1836; French trans., 1837 [as Caïn le Pirate].

MARRYAT, Frederick, RATTLIN, THE REEFER
See HOWARD, Edward Granville George

1836: 49     [MARSH-CALDWELL, Anne C.].
TALES OF THE WOODS AND FIELDS. A SECOND SERIES OF “THE TWO OLD MEN’S TALES.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1836.
I viii, 299p; II 272p; III 288p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (11 June 1836); LG 1011: 365 (4 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 605 (May 1836).
O Nuneham 256 e.14182; NSTC 2M15323 (BI BL, C, Dt, E); OCLC 5811027 (15 libs).
Notes. Dedication ‘to my Dear and Honoured Father’, p. [v]. An untitled prefatory address, pp. [vii]–viii, notes: ‘It must be confessed, that the subject of the first of the succeeding Tales is sufficiently hackneyed, and has already been several times beautifully treated. More especially by Mr. Griffin in his admirable tale of “The Collegians;” by Lord Mulgrave, and by the elegant author of the “Tales of a Chaperon.” // It has been though however that something was yet left to be done upon this subject; and that writers in general have fallen into the error of attributing the uneasiness which they describe, rather to a certain ignorance of external forms, and unhappiness in merely conventional details, which any girl of sense and spirit would overcome in a few months, than to that radical opposition in habits, sentiments, tastes, and feelings, which renders domestic happiness so rarely attainable, in cases of this kind.’ ‘A Country Vicarage’ occupies all of vol. 1 and pp. [1]–36 of vol. 2; this being followed by ‘A Tale of an Oak Tree’ (poetry), pp. [37]–72; and ‘Love and Duty’, which fills pp. [73]–272 and all of vol. 3. Vols. 1 and 3 have printer’s marks and colophons of T. C. Savill, 107, St. Martin’s Lane; while vol. 2 has marks and colophons of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand. The Bodleian copy examined has the label of the ‘Liverpool Library, Lyceum, Bold Street’ pasted on the inside front cover of each vol. Originally adv. in MC (18 Mar 1836). For details of The Two Old Men’s Tales, see 1834: 50.
Further edns: 1846 (NSTC); 1850 (NSTC); New York 1836 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 50     [MASSIE, William].
LIONEL WAKEFIELD. BY THE AUTHOR OF “SYDENHAM.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.
I 287p; II 299p; III 331p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP); 31s 6d (ECB, ER, LG).
BP (29 Nov 1836); MC (9 Nov 1836); LG 1037: 780 (3 Dec 1836); ER 64: 550 (Jan 1837); ECB 347 (Nov 1836).
BL N.1342; NSTC 2M19369 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC); xOCLC.
Notes. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 750 copies. MC gives as ‘by W. Massie’.
Further edns: Philadelphia 1837 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., 1837.

1836: 51     MILLER, Thomas.
A DAY IN THE WOODS; A CONNECTED SERIES OF TALES AND POEMS. BY THOMAS MILLER[,] BASKET MAKER, AUTHOR OF “SONGS OF THE SEA NYMPHS,” ETC.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, Booksellers to Their Majesties, 1836.
xx, 338p. 12mo. 10s 6d (ECB); 10s 6d cloth (ER); 10s boards (MC); 21s satin (ER); 21s silk (MC).
MC (15 Apr 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 385 (Mar 1836).
BL N.1353; NSTC 2M28561 (BI C, Dt, O); OCLC 21480553 (6 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [v], ‘To the Right Honourable The Countess of Blessington’. Preface, pp. [vii]–xii, signed ‘Thomas Miller’ and dated ‘33, Elliott’s Row, St. George’s Road, Southwark. March, 30th, 1836’. This notes: ‘It is true that the work has been composed under circumstances the most unpropitious for literary exertion, the author being at the time altogether dependent upon his own manual labour, in basket-making’ (pp. [vii]–viii). ‘It was amid such scenes as these, that the Editor of the “Friendship’s Offering,” […] sought him out […] deeming him worthy of a better fate’ (p. ix). List of subscribers, pp. [xv]–xviii, includes 78 names, many of them authors and publishers of the day, e.g. Bulwer, Colburn, Disraeli, W. H. Harrison, G. P. R. James, and Edward Young. List of contents occupies pp. [ix]–xx. Adv. list (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. for ‘Interesting Works recently Published by Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill’. Printer’s mark and colophon of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey.
Further edn: 1840 (OCLC).

1836: 52     [?MYRA, Myra] [pseud.?].
THE SON OF DUPLICITY.
London: J. Ridgway & Sons, Piccadilly; and Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., Stationers’ Hall Court, 1836.
351p. 12mo. 7s 6d (ECB, LG).
LG 1031: 685 (22 Oct 1836); ECB 549 (Sept 1836).
BL N.1325; NSTC 2M42883 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 13273349 (1 lib).
Notes. NSTC, following Bodleian Pre-1920 Catalogue, gives as by ‘Myra Myra’, although this has the appearance of, at best, a pseudonym. Drop-head title reads: ‘The Son of Duplicity; or, the Still, Small Voice.’ Printer’s mark and colophon of T. Brettell, Rupert Street, Haymarket.

1836: 53     {NEALE, W[illiam] Johnson}.
THE PRIORS OF PRAGUE; BY THE AUTHOR OF “CAVENDISH.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: John Macrone, St. James’s Square, 1836.
I xii, 305p; II 288p; III 295p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (29 Apr 1836); LG 1006: 284 (30 Apr 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 408 (Apr 1836).
BL N.1351; NSTC 2N2345 (BI C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 21681619 (6 libs).
Notes. Dedication ‘to Charles Frederick Williams, Esq., K.C., Senior Commissioner of His Majesty’s Court of Bankruptcy, etc. etc. etc.’, pp. [v]–ix, signed ‘W. Johnson Neale’ and dated ‘26, Pall Mall, May, 1836’. Adv., facing t.p. of vol. 1, for ‘The Priors of Prague: Second Series’ (‘Preparing for Publication’). Printer’s mark and colophons of G. Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London. Originally adv. in MC (15 Apr 1836), as to be published ‘in a few days’.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1836 (OCLC).

1836: 54     PASQUIN [pseud.].
THE BRITISH QUIXOTE, OR THE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF DON POPLIN, KNIGHT OF THE WANING DRAGON. BY PASQUIN.
London: William Edwards, Successor to Scatcherd and Letterman, 12 Ave Maria Lane, 1836.
vi, 265p. 12mo. 4s 6d cloth (ECB, ER).
ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 76 (Feb 1836).
Dt Gall HH 2375; NSTC 2P5935; xOCLC.
Notes. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [iii]–iv, signed ‘The Author, London: February 1836’. This reads as a light-hearted preface, in which the author claims that the ‘subsequent pages exhibit the facts that I am a foe to popery in every pale,—to tyranny in every cabinet,—to monopoly in every form’, while avowing an attachment to the constitution and every section of the Church ‘kindred to that of a lover’. The author compares the adventures of Don Poplin to those of Quixote, as a ‘farrago of heterogeneous topics’, and directly addresses ‘Tory reviewers’, from whom he knows he can ‘expect no mercy’: he asks for none and wants none, promising subsequent volumes if this one is successful. A list of contents follows on pp. [v]–vi. Printer’s mark of J. Rider, 14 Bartholemew Close.

1836: 55     [PICKERING, Ellen].
THE MERCHANT’S DAUGHTER. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE HEIRESS,” “AGNES SERLE,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.
I 324p; II 323p; III 339p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP); 31s 6d (ECB, ER, LG).
BP (22 Nov 1836); MC (5 Nov 1836); LG 1036: 764 (26 Nov 1836); ER 64: 550 (Jan 1837); ECB 381 (Nov 1836).
BL N.1341; NSTC 2P15852 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 10384515 (2 libs).
Notes. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 500 copies.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1838 (NSTC).

1836: 56     [PISANI, Countess Marianna].
VANDELEUR; OR, ANIMAL MAGNETISM. A NOVEL. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.
I ix, 307p; II 331p; III 348p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP); 31s 6d (ECB, ER, LG).
BP (29 Sept 1836); MC (16 Sept 1836), ‘just ready’; LG 1028: 638 (1 Oct 1836); ER 64: 259 (Oct 1836); ECB 609 (Sept 1836).
BL N.1340; NSTC 2P17775 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 10477182 (4 libs).
Notes. Bentley MS Lists describes author as ‘Mrs Colonel Garner (Countess Pisani)’. Prefatory address, pp. [v]–ix, begins: ‘When I first determined upon writing a tale of fiction as a resource against “Leisure hours”—those mental vampires which suck all the health of fitful occupation—I was particularly desirous of fixing upon an entirely new subject.’ (p. [v]) The author speculates writing a romance, a satire of high life, or sketches of ‘the lower Irish’, before settling somewhere in the middle: ‘Thus, between ghosts and gourmands, the spirit and the flesh, I was nearly scared altogether from my undertaking, when an opportune visit to Paris, by introducing “animal magnetism” to my notice, suggested to me that the point I sought “might lie between”—it professing to be that mysterious point between mind and matter, too material in its effects to be all mind, and too subtile to be all matter!’ (pp. vii–viii). Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 750 copies.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1837 (NSTC, OCLC).

PREST, Thomas Peckett, THE CALENDAR OF HORRORS
See 1835: 78

1836: 57     [PREST, Thomas Peckett (and others)].
THE SKETCH BOOK BY “BOS,” CONTAINING A GREAT NUMBER OF HIGHLY INTERESTING AND ORIGINAL TALES, SKETCHES, &C. &C. EMBELLISHED WITH SEVENTEEN ELEGANT ENGRAVINGS.
London: Printed and published by E. Lloyd, 62, Broad Street, Bloomsbury, n.d. [1836].
92p, ill. 8vo.
MH-H HEW 2.5.12; NSTC 2B41856 (BI BL); xOCLC.
Notes. Block questioningly attributes, probably erroneously, to G. W. M. Reynolds; the work has also been attributed to Gilbert Abbott à Beckett. Summers (pp. 14–15) comments: ‘The “Bos” parodies and imitations of Dickens were written in collaboration by Thomas Peckett Prest, William Bayle Bernard, and Morris Barnett. Lloyd the publisher suggested the idea of travesties of the popular Dickens […] After some discussion “Bos” was fixed upon, and in spite of protests from Charles Dickens and his publishers Lloyd issued “Bos” tales very successfully for five or more years’. Preface (1 p. unn.), subscribed ‘ “Bos.” / Brompton Square’, notes: ‘In fulfilment of the promise, made at the commencement of this work; we conclude it with the present—or twelfth number. It is true the extraordinary sale our “Sketch Book” has had, might have tempted us to exceed the limits originally proposed; but when we reflected upon the pledge given, we at once abandoned all selfish considerations of profit, and the work is now finished. […] In no one instance have our pages been sullied, with a sentence that might raise a blush or shock morality. We have studied to improve the minds of our readers, and though many of our subjects are of a comic vein, their design is to point out, and discourage the follies that occasionally creep into society. […] we will now take a respectful leave of our numerous readers, assuring them that ere long we shall meet again; a Second Series of the “Sketch Book” being already in a state of forwardness.’ Index (1 p. unn.) follows, listing sketches in alphabetical order. The work is divided into separate ‘Sketch-Books’, with the issue number on the left-hand side of the foot of the opening pages. Approximately half the copy examined is made up of blank paper. The work contains: Sketch-Book No. 1: ‘The Gentleman in Difficulties. Or a Race from a Bailiff. A Sketch from Real Life’, pp. 1–5; ‘The Miser of the Old Stone House!! A Tragedy of Real Life’, pp. 5–8; ‘The Curse’, p. 8; Sketch-Book No.2: ‘The Man of Many Woes!—A Sketch by Himself’, pp. 9–11; ‘The Rival Ghosts!’, pp. 11–15; ‘The Revenge!’, pp. 15–16; Sketch-Book No. 3: ‘The Evils of Wearing a Bear Skin Coat!’, pp. 17–21; ‘The First Crime’, pp. 21–23; ‘Jupiter Jupps! The Man Who Was just too Late’, pp. 23–24; Sketch-Book No. 4: ‘Walter Grant!’, pp. 25–27; ‘The Misfortunes of a Jealous Man’, pp. 27–30; ‘The Cockney Ball’, pp. 31–32; Sketch-Book No. 5: ‘The Cobbler at Court; or, Interest Brings Relations: An Eastern Story’, pp. 33–39; ‘The Cockney Ball (Concluded from Page 32)’, pp. 39–40; ‘The Suicide’, p. 40; Sketch-Book No. 6: ‘Peter Pipkin; or, the Victim of Susceptibility’, pp. 41–45; ‘The Fatal Jewels’, pp. 46–47; ‘The Suicide (Concluded from Page 40)’, pp. 47–48; Sketch-Book No. 7: ‘The Parish Revolution’, pp. 48–52; ‘The Agreeable Man’, pp. 52–54; ‘A Midnight Visitor’, pp. 54–55; ‘The Fatal Jewels (Concluded from Page 47)’, pp. 55–56; Sketch-Book No. 8: ‘A Soldier’s Valour, and a Soldier’s Love: An Interesting Sketch’, pp. 57–59; ‘The Agreeable Man (Concluded from Page 54)’, pp. 59–60; ‘The West London Association of the Hard Water Temperance Society’, pp. 60–62; ‘The Election for Sexton’, pp. 62–63; ‘The Two Lairds: An Interesting Scotch Tale’, p. 64; Sketch-Book No. 9: ‘The Smuggler’s Leap’, pp. 65–66; ‘Sketch of a Police Office: Portraits of Two Well-Known Beaks’, pp. 67–68; ‘Field Lane: A Graphic Sketch’, pp. 68–69; ‘Election for Sexton (Concluded from Page 63)’, pp. 69–70; ‘The Misfortunes of a Nervous Man’, pp. 70–72; Sketch-Book No. 10: ‘Trick for Trick: Or, the Appointment and the Disappointment’, pp. 73–77; ‘The Nervous Man (Concluded from Page 72)’, pp. 77–78; ‘Henry Woodfield; or, the Court Martial: A Domestic Tale of Deep Interest’, pp. 78–79; ‘Matthew Morpheus! The Man of Sleep’, p. 80; Sketch-Book No. 11: ‘Country Theatricals’, pp. 81–84; ‘Henry Woodfield (Continued from Page 79)’, pp. 84–88; [Sketch-Book No. 12]: ‘Henry Woodfield (Concluded from Page 88)’, pp. 89–90; ‘The Maniac Girl’, pp. 90–92. Printer’s marks at end of numbers read: ‘Printed and Published by E. Lloyd, 62, Broad-street, Holborn, two doors from Drury Lane.’ No signatures, but work originally issued in 11 numbered parts of 8 pp. each, and one final part of 4 pp. According to Summers, the work first appeared in weekly penny numbers. BL copy listed by NSTC missing since 1975.
Further edn: [1837?] (NSTC).

1836: 58     PREST, Thomas [Peckett].
TALES OF ENCHANTMENT; OR, THE BOOK OF FAIRIES. A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL STORIES OF MAGIC, NECROMANCY AND FAIR LAND. BY THOMAS PREST. AUTHOR OF “THE PLAY BOOK,” AND EDITOR OF “THE CALENDAR OF HORRORS.” EMBELLISHED WITH SPLENDID ENGRAVINGS.
London: Printed and published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton Street, Clare Market; and sold by all Booksellers, n.d. [1836].
92p, ill. 8vo.
BL 1609/3107; NSTC 2P25568; xOCLC.
Notes. The work is made up of 12 weekly nos., priced at 1d each, and consecutively paginated, with the 1st no. dated Thu, 15 Sept 1836, and the final no. Thu, 1 Dec 1836. The vol. has a separate contents page (1 p. unn.) before the first tale, indicating a separate sale in collected form. The collection as a whole comprises: ‘The Fairy of the Gigantic Diamond! Or, the Magician of the Black Rock’, pp. 1–8; ‘The Fisherman and the Genii; or, the Magic Fish!’, pp. 9–16; ‘The Fairy of the Temple of Roses; or, the Lost Prince’, pp. 17–24; ‘The Fairy Queen; or, Zulmio the Blind’, pp. 25–32; ‘The Temple of Fire; or, the Fairy and the Shepherdess’, pp. 33–40; ‘The Fairy of the Silver Fountain’, pp. 41–48; ‘The Fairy of the Magic Star’, pp. 49–56; ‘The Magician of the Iron Tower; or, the Fairy of the Rock’, pp. 57–64; ‘The Fairy of the Golden Valley; or, the Enchanted Serpent’ part I, pp. 65–72; ‘The Fairy of the Golden Valley; or, the Enchanted Serpent’ part II, pp. 73–80; ‘The Fairy Boat; or, the Caliph’s Daughter’ part I, pp. 81–88; ‘The Fairy Boat; or, the Caliph’s Daughter’ part II, pp. 89–92. Colophons in each number read: ‘Printed and published by G. Drake, 12, Houghton Street, Clare Market.’ Collates in fours.

PULLIN, Greg, HENRY, THE RECLUSE OF DEVON
See 1835: 79

1836: 59     [REYNOLDS, Frederic Mansel].
THE PARRICIDE. A DOMESTIC ROMANCE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “MISERRIMUS.” IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Thomas Hookham, Old Bond-Street, 1836.
I 266p; II 322, 2p. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s boards (ER, LG).
MC (8 Dec 1835), ‘on the 14th’; LG 988: 831 (26 Dec 1835); ER 62: 530 (Jan 1836); ECB 434 (Dec 1835).
BL N.1354; NSTC 2R7940 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 4960796 (3 libs).
Notes. ‘Introduction’ occupies pp. [1]–63 of vol. 1, with the narrative proper commencing on p. [65]. At end of vol. 2 is a freshly paginated sequence (2 pp.), supplying a ‘Note’ to vol. 2, p. 304, line 10. This is followed by statement concerning printing errors: ‘Owing to the haste, with which the previous pages passed through the press, a number of superfluous dashes at the termination of paragraphs, and in other inappropriate situations, escaped observation until too late for correction. Whenever they occur, the reader is requested to disregard them’ (pp. [1]–2). Colophons of William Wilcockson, Whitefriars. Originally adv. in MC (5 Nov 1835), as ‘shortly will be published’. Not to be confused with G. W. M. Reynolds’s The Parricide; or, the Youth’s Career in Crime (1847), which was originally issued as The Youthful Impostor (1835: 80).
Further edn: Philadelphia 1836 (OCLC).

1836: 60     RITCHIE, Leitch.
THE MAGICIAN[.] BY LEITCH RITCHE[.] THREE VOLUMES.
London: John Macrone St. James’s Square, 1836.
I 309p; II 316p; III 317p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB).
MC (20 May 1836), ‘on the 28th, positively’; ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 495 (May 1836).
BL N.1273; NSTC 2R11595 (BI C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 10967429 (8 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘My Brother John’. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Haddon and Co. Doctors’ Commons.
Further edns: 1846 (NSTC, OCLC); 1853 (NSTC); Philadelphia 1836 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 61     ROBERTS, Jane.
LÖWENSTEIN, KING OF THE FORESTS: A TALE BY JANE ROBERTS, AUTHOR OF “TWO YEARS AT SEA.” IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Printed for Whittaker and Co. Ave Maria Lane, 1836.
I 302p; II 292p. 12mo. 18s (ECB, MC); 18s boards (ER).
MC (22 Mar 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 496 (Mar 1836).
BL N.1368; NSTC 2R12510 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 35792196 (2 libs).
Notes. Adv. list (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 2, listing ‘Works Published by Whittaker and Co., Ave-Maria-Lane, London.’ Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.

1836: 62     ROCHE, Regina Maria.
THE NUN’S PICTURE. A TALE. BY REGINA MARIA ROCHE, AUTHOR OF THE CHILDREN OF THE ABBEY, DISCARDED SON, CASTLE CHAPEL, CONTRAST, BRIDAL OF DUNAMORE, MAID OF THE HAMLET, CLERMONT, VICAR OF LANSDOWNE, &C. &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co., 1836.
I 312p; II 308p; III 291p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
LG 986: 797 (12 Dec 1835); ER 62: 530 (Jan 1836); ECB 498 (Dec 1835).
BL N.1310; NSTC 2D1380; xOCLC.
Notes. Adv. list (1 p. unn.) at end of vol. 3 for ‘New Publications’. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Darling, Leadenhall Street.
Further edn: 1843 (NSTC).

1836: 63     [?ROSS, Miss].
THE GOVERNESS; OR, POLITICS IN PRIVATE LIFE. BY THE DAUGHTER OF THE AUTHOR OF THE “BALANCE OF COMFORT.”.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, Booksellers to Their Majesties, 1836.
311p. 12mo. 8s 6d (ECB); 8s 6d boards (ER, LG).
LG 1001: 204 (26 Mar 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 238 (Mar 1836).
BL N.1512; NSTC 2G16081 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 13297779 (3 libs).
Notes. Mrs Ross, the mother of the present author according to the above t.p., was the acknowledged author of The Balance of Comfort and a number of earlier fictions (see EN2, 1817: 50). ‘Conclusion’, pp. 309–311, praises the advantages of education by a governess. Printer’s mark and colophon of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey.
Further edn: 1843 (OCLC).

1836: 64     [RUSSELL, Lord John].
ADVENTURES IN THE MOON, AND OTHER WORLDS.
London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Paternoster-Row, 1836.
447p. 12mo. 12s (ECB).
ECB 6 (Nov 1836).
BL 716.c.29; NSTC 2R21224 (BI C, Dt, E, O); OCLC 1303675 (8 libs).
Notes. List of contents (1 p. unn.) follows t.p. The collection comprises: ‘A Journey to the Moon’, pp. [3]–146; ‘Mahomet and the Spider. A Dialogue’, pp. [147]–175; ‘A Letter from Posterity to the Present Age’, pp. [177]–189; ‘Answer from the Present Age to Posterity’, pp. [191]–207; ‘The Sleeper and the Spirit. A Dialogue’, pp. [209]–239; ‘A Dispute between the Mind and the Body’, pp. [241]–289; ‘Alcibiades’, pp. [291]–321; ‘Truth Released’, pp. [323]–369; ‘The Two Evil Spirits. Dialogue I’, pp. [371]–385; ‘The Two Evil Spirits. Dialogue II’, pp. 386–415; ‘The Judgment of Mahomet’, pp. [417]–447. Printer’s mark and colophon of A. Spottiswoode, New Street Square.
Further edn: 1841 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 65     [ST. JOHN, Lady Isabella].
MRS. CLEVELAND, AND THE ST. CLAIRS, &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. Successor to Henry Colburn, 1836.
I 295p; II 293p; III 306p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (21 Jan 1836); MC (7 Dec 1835); LG 992: 60 (23 Jan 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 389 (Jan 1836).
BL N.1365; NSTC 2S2135 (BI C, E, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Includes the following: ‘Mrs. Cleveland’, vol. 1, pp. [1]–189; ‘The St. Clairs’, vol. 1, p. [191]–vol. 3, p. 148; ‘Home’, vol. 3, pp. [149]–231; ‘Aurelia’, pp. [233]–306. Adv. lists (2 pp. unn.) at end of vols. 2 and 3, both headed ‘New Novels and Romances, just Published by Richard Bentley, 8, New Burlington Street’. Vol. 2 includes advs. for ‘Mr. Gleig’s New Work, Chronicles of Waltham’ and ‘Mr. Maxwell’s New Novel […] My Life’; vol. 3 lists ‘Mr. Bulwer’s New Romance […] The Last Days of Pompeii’, ‘Mr. Kennedy’s New Novel […] Horse-Shoe Robinson’, ‘Miss Landon’s New Novel […] Francesca Carrara by L. E. L.’, and ‘Mrs. Shelley’s New Novel […] Lodore’. All the titles cited above were originally published without the proper name of the author on their t.ps. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 500 copies. MC lists as ‘Lady Isabella St. John’s New Work’.

1836: 66     [SCOTT, Michael].
THE CRUISE OF THE MIDGE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “TOM CRINGLE’S LOG.” IN TWO VOLUMES.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons; and T. Cadell, Strand, London, 1836.
I 387p; II 452p. 16mo. 12s (ECB, MC); 12s cloth (ER, LG).
MC (30 Jan 1836); LG 993: 76 (30 Jan 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 146 (Feb 1836).
BL N.1369; NSTC 2S8832 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 2303327 (32 libs).
Notes. Verso of half-titles bear the legend: ‘Reprinted from Blackwood’s Magazine, with Additions and Corrections’, where it appeared 1834–5. List of contents in both vols. Page nos. 3–8 repeated, with asterisks, in vol. 1, indicating the insertion of an additional 6 pp. within gathering A. Printer’s marks and colophons read: ‘Edinburgh: Printed by Ballantyne and Co., Paul’s Work’. Originally published in book form Baltimore 1834 (OCLC).
Further edns: 1842 (NSTC, OCLC); London 1842 (OCLC); 1845 (OCLC); 1851 (OCLC); 1853 (NSTC); 1868 (OCLC).

1836: 67     [SHERER, Joseph Moyle].
THE BROKEN FONT. A STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR. BY THE AUTHOR OF “TALES OF THE WARS OF OUR TIMES,” “RECOLLECTIONS OF THE PENINSULA,” &C. &C. &C. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Paternoster-Row, 1836.
I iv, 379p; II 318p. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s cloth (LG).
MC (2 June 1836), ‘on Wednesday, June 8’; LG 1012: 380 (11 June 1836); ECB 533 (May 1836).
ABu SB.82379.Sher(b); NSTC 2S19121 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 11204932 (10 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv. Extra (unn.) leaf at the end of vol. 2 has printed copies of the two spine labels (superfluous in the case of the ABu copy, since spine labels are already in place). Printer’s marks and colophons of A. Spottiswoode, New Street Square. LG lists as ‘by Major Sherer’. Longman Archives (H12, 239) record print run of 1,000 copies. MC lists as ‘Major Sherer’s New Novel’.

1836: 68     SINCLAIR, Catherine.
MODERN ACCOMPLISHMENTS, OR, THE MARCH OF INTELLECT. BY MISS CATHERINE SINCLAIR. DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS VICTORIA.
Edinburgh: Waugh and Innes, Booksellers to His Majesty; London: James Nisbet and Co., 1836.
vii, 344p. 12mo. 7s (ECB); 7s cloth (ER, LG).
LG 996: 124 (20 Feb 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 539 (Feb 1836).
BL 838.g.26; NSTC 2S22628 (BI C, Dt, E, O); OCLC 5924868 (13 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [iii], to ‘Her Royal Highness the Princess Victoria’, signed ‘Catherine Sinclair’. Preface, pp. [v]–vii, expatiates on the religious purposes of the work, yet marks it as a work of fiction: to ‘attain some degree of usefulness by the humblest work of fiction, must be ranked among the objects of legitimate ambition’ (p. vii). Note (1 p. unn.), dated ‘133, George Street’, preceding main text reads: ‘These pages were revised and corrected by a venerated parent, now no more. His opinion was frequently expressed, and repeated in his last sickness, that none of his family ought ever to publish anonymously. It is in compliance with his desire, that the authoress has ventured to acknowledge her work, and to prefix to this volume a name, which must have been entirely insignificant and unknown, but for its connexion with her distinguished and lamented father, Sir John Sinclair.’ Printer’s mark and colophon of Balfour and Jack, Niddry Street, Edinburgh. ECB gives publisher as ‘Longman’. Preface to 4th edn. notes that the three earlier edns. of the work consisted of 4,000 copies: this edn. also carries on its t.p. the legend ‘Fifth Thousand’. Modern Society, or, the March of Intellect, the Conclusion of Modern Accomplishments was published in 1837 (OCLC).
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1836 (OCLC); [4th edn.] 1837 (NSTC, OCLC); 1838 (NSTC, OCLC); 1841 (OCLC); 1849 (NSTC, OCLC); London and Ipswich [1855] (NSTC); London [1864] (NSTC); New York 1836 (OCLC).

1836: 69     SMITH, Elizabeth [Bruce] Elton.
THE THREE ERAS OF WOMAN’S LIFE. BY ELIZABETH ELTON SMITH. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley (Successor to Henry Colburn,) New Burlington Street, 1836.
I 315p; II 313p; III 309p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (11 May 1836); MC (26 Apr 1836); LG 1008: 318 (14 May 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 544 (May 1836).
E Vts.108.c.3; NSTC 2S25935 (BI BL, C; NA MH); xOCLC.
Notes. Printer’s marks and colophons of G. Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 500 copies. According to BP: ‘ “The Three Eras” are apparently Maidenhood, Wifehood, and Motherhood.’ Originally adv. in MC (4 Apr 1836), as ‘nearly ready’.
Further edn: New York 1836 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 70     [?SMITH, Richard Penn].
THE FORSAKEN. A TALE. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Whittaker & Co. Ave Maria Lane, 1836.
I 287p; II 290p. 12mo. 16s (ECB, ER, LG, MC).
MC (19 Nov 1836), ‘now ready’; LG 1036: 764 (26 Nov 1836); ER 64: 550 (Jan 1837); ECB 211 (Nov 1836).
BL N.1377; NSTC 2F11058 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 45245425 (1 lib).
Notes. Printer’s marks and colophons of Gilbert and Rivington, St. John’s Square. First adv. in MC (19 Oct 1836), as to be published ‘in a few days’. A novel with the same title, also in 2 vols., and attributed to Richard Penn Smith, was published Philadelphia 1831 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 71     [STEWARD, Isabella Travers].
THE MASCARENHAS[.] A LEGEND OF THE PORTUGUESE IN INDIA[.] BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE PREDICTION,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Smith, Elder, and Co., Cornhill, 1836.
I xviii, 310p; II 348p; III 348p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB, MC); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (15 Apr 1836); LG 1007: 301 (7 May 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 372 (Apr 1836).
ABu SB.82379.Stew; NSTC 2S39882 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA MH); xOCLC.
Notes. The author’s surname is sometimes spelled Stewart. Introduction, pp. [i]–xviii, outlining the history of the Portuguese in India and observing the decline of their power at the time of the story’s setting. ‘Notes’ at the end of each vol: vol. 1, pp. [303]–310; vol. 2, pp. [343]–348; vol. 3, pp. [345]–348. Printer’s marks and colophons of Thos. C. Newby, No. 11, Little Queen Street.

1836: 72     STICKNEY, Sarah.
HOME, OR THE IRON RULE. A DOMESTIC STORY. BY SARAH STICKNEY, AUTHOR OF “THE POETRY OF LIFE;” “PICTURES OF PRIVATE LIFE,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1836.
I 310p; II 330p; III 320p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (16 May 1836); LG 1012: 380 (11 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 563 (May 1836).
ABu SB.82379.Elli(h); NSTC 2S40620 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 10121024 (5 libs).
Notes. Adv., facing t.p. of vol. 1, for ‘The Poetry of Life’, by the same author, with a brief commendatory extract from the Spectator. Adv. lists (2 pp. unn.) for new works by Saunders and Otley at end of vols. 1 and 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of Stevens and Pardon, Printers, 37, Bell Yard, Temple Bar.
Further edn: New York 1836 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 73     [TONNA], Charlotte Elizabeth.
THE DESERTER, BY CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH.
Dublin: Religious Tract and Book Society for Ireland. Sold at the Depository, 22, Upper Sackville-St., also at 32, Sackville-Street, and by J. Nisbet and Co., London; Waugh and Innes, Edinburgh; G. Gallie, Glasgow; and by other Booksellers, 1836.
232p. 12mo. 4s (ECB).
ECB 183 (Mar 1836).
BL N.1313; NSTC 2C16413 (BI Dt); OCLC 13742456 (4 libs).
Notes. Printer’s mark reads: ‘George Folds, Printer, 1, St. Andrew-street. (Opposite Trinity-street)’.
Further edn: New York 1845 (OCLC).

1836: 74     [TÖPFFER, Rodolphe].
THE PARSONAGE, A TALE. AND ELIZA AND WIDMER, A TALE. (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN GENEVA.).
London: Cookes and Ollivier, 59, Pall Mall, 1836.
171p. 18mo. 2s 6d (ECB).
MC (20 Feb 1836), ‘in a few days’; ECB 435 (Mar 1836).
BL N.1294; NSTC 2P5391; xOCLC.
Notes. Trans. of Le Presbytère (Geneva, 1832) and Elisa et Widmer (Geneva, 1834). Preface (1 p. unn.) notes: ‘In submitting the following Tales to the Public, the Translator remarks, they are the works of a Gentleman, a native of Geneva, in which place they were originally published. // The religious tone and high moral feeling displayed throughout them, added to their great popularity, has induced the attempt at a translation, not doubting their merit will insure a portion of that universal admiration they excited in the original.’ The work consists of ‘The Parsonage, a Tale’, pp. [1]–83, and ‘Eliza and Widmer, a Tale’, pp. [85]–171. Colophon of Cookes and Ollivier, Pall Mall.
Further edn: 1848 (NSTC).

1836: 75     TROLLOPE, Frances [Eleanor].
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JONATHAN JEFFERSON WHITLAW; OR SCENES ON THE MISSISSIPPI. BY FRANCES TROLLOPE, AUTHOR OF “PARIS AND THE PARISIANS IN 1835,” “DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE AMERICANS,” &C. WITH FIFTEEN ENGRAVINGS. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.
I 327p, ill.; II 331p, ill.; III 348p, ill. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, LG); 31s 6d (ECB, ER).
BP (25 June 1836); MC (6 July 1836), ‘now ready’; LG 1014: 412 (25 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 600 (June 1836).
BL N.1586; NSTC 2T18262 (BI C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 1239400 (64 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘those States of the American Union in which Slavery has been abolished, or never permitted’; this is end-dated ‘London, 27 April, 1836’. List of ‘Illustrations’ immediately facing first page of text proper, giving titles of the three frontispieces, and of 12 other engraved illustrative plates found in the work (four per vol.). Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 1,500 copies. Originally adv. in MC (30 Apr 1836), as ‘preparing for publication’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1836 (NSTC, OCLC; BP: 7 Sept 1836, 31s 6d boards); 3rd edn. 1836 (BP: 19 Nov 1836, 31s 6d boards); 1857 as Lynch Law; or, the Life and Adventures of John Jefferson Whitlaw (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., 1836.

1836: 76     WEBBE, Cornelius.
GLANCES AT LIFE IN CITY AND SUBURB. BY CORNELIUS WEBBE, AUTHOR OF “POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF A PERSON LATELY ABOUT TOWN;” “LYRIC LEAVES,” ETC.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill, Booksellers to Their Majesties, 1836.
v, 335p. 12mo. 10s 6d (ECB, ER); 10s 6d boards (MC).
MC (12 Sept 1836); ER 64: 259 (Oct 1836); ECB 628 (Aug 1836).
BL 838.g.13; NSTC 2W10206 (BI C, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 14443626 (7 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–v, states that ‘some portion of this volume is selected from essays and sketches published by him [the author] in various periodical works; to these old papers, however, he has in many instances added new matter […]. To these some essays are appended, not till now printed. The Author is compelled, in self-defence, to claim the papers reprinted in this volume, because he has found that […] they are dropping piecemeal out of his hands into the hands of persons who have not so much right to them. For instance: one worthy takes the greater part of a sketch […] and introducing it with some few prefatory paragraphs of his own, passes off the whole as original,—bestowing not a thought or a lime [sic] of note or explanation on the poor “original original” ’ (pp. [iii]–iv). The preface also notes: ‘Should this first book of “Glances at Life” prove welcome […] the Author will look around him again to see what is to be seen, and […] will only be too happy to make his second bow should the call become loud for his re-appearance’ (p. v). List of contents, pp. [vii]–viii, precedes main text. The work consists of: ‘The Hypochondriac’, pp. [1]–17; ‘To Richmond’, pp. [18]–43; ‘The Pimento Family; or, Spoiled Children’, pp. [44]–63; ‘The Philosophy of Pain’, pp. [64]–69; ‘A London Sunday’, pp. [70]–90; ‘Singular Smith’, pp. [91]–106; ‘The Long Lawyer’, pp. [107]–117; ‘My Eccentric Friend, Hippy’, pp. [118]–149; ‘A Fancy or Two on Flies; a Summer Mediation’, pp. [141]–146; ‘Four Views of London’, pp. [147]–171; ‘The Author of “John Buncle” ’, pp. [172]–179; ‘London Walkers’, pp. [180]–209; ‘On Portraits’, pp. [210]–225; ‘Content’, pp. [226]–230; ‘Mr. Hippy’s Hints to Hypochondriacs’, pp. [231]–247; ‘Some Account of Chumpy, Mr. Chump’s Dog’, pp. [248]–262; ‘A Walk and a Dinner’, pp. [263]–276; ‘Reading in the Fields’, pp. [277]–307; ‘The Last Hours of Mr. Hippy’, pp. [308]–335. Printer’s mark and colophon of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey. A 2nd ser. was published in 1845 (OCLC).

1836: 77     [WHITE, James].
THE ADVENTURES OF SIR FRIZZLE PUMPKIN; NIGHTS AT MESS; AND OTHER TALES. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons; and T. Cadell, Strand, London, 1836.
421p, ill. 12mo. 8s (ECB); 8s boards (ER, LG).
LG 994: 92 (6 Feb 1836); ER 63: 282 (Apr 1836); ECB 6 (Feb 1836).
BL N.1373; NSTC 2W17094 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 2727453 (18 libs).
Notes. Lists of contents and illustrations (2 pp. unn.) follow t.p. The work consists of: ‘Introduction’, pp. [1]–6; ‘Some Passages in the Life of Sir Frizzle Pumpkin, K.C.B.’, pp. [7]–74; ‘Nights at Mess’, pp. [75]–337; ‘The Traveller in Spite of Himself’, pp. [339]–374; ‘The Hour of Fortune. In Three Nicks’, pp. [375]–398; ‘Crocodile Island’, pp. [399]–421. Adv. list (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. for ‘Books Printed for William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh’. Printer’s mark (on verso of t.p.) and colophon read: ‘Edinburgh: Printed by Ballantyne and Co., Paul’s Work.’ OCLC 10190007 gives Some Passages in the Life of Sir Frizzle Pumpkin: The Pic-Nic and Other Tales (Philadelphia, 1834), although, apart from the title story of ‘Sir Frizzle Pumpkin, K.C.B.’, there appears to be no direct correlation between the two works.
Further edns: 1846 (NSTC, OCLC); 1849 (NSTC, OCLC).

1836: 78     {WILLIS, N[athaniel] P[arker]}.
INKLINGS OF ADVENTURE[.] BY THE AUTHOR OF “PENCILLINGS BY THE WAY.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1836.
I x, 302p; II 311p; III 320p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (25 Apr 1836), ‘just ready’; LG 1006: 284 (30 Apr 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 640 (Apr 1836).
BL N.1267–1269; NSTC 2W24075 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC); 3364324 OCLC (32 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [iii], ‘To the Distinguished American Orator and Statesman, Edward Everett’. Drop-head title preceding ‘Introductory Chapter’, pp. [v]–x, signed ‘N. P. Willis’, reads ‘Philip Slingsby, Esq.’ and alludes to the hero of the following tales, ‘taken partly from a rambling note-book of his own, and filled out by what additional details I have gathered from his conversation’ (p. [v]). Lists of contents (1 p. unn. each) precede main text in each vol. Vol. 1 contains: ‘Pedlar Karl’, pp. [1]–47; ‘Niagara—Lake Ontario—The St. Lawrence’, pp. [49]–100; ‘The Cherokee’s Threat’, pp. [101]–148; ‘F. Smith’, pp. [149]–202; ‘Edith Linsey’, vol. 1, p. [203]–302. Vol. 2 comprises: ‘Edith Linsey’ continued, pp. [1]–83; ‘Scenes of Fear’, pp. [85]–135; ‘Incidents on the Hudson’, pp. [137]–159; ‘The Gipsy of Sardis’, pp. [161]–311. Vol. 3 consists of: ‘Tom Fane and I’, pp. [1]–35; ‘Larks in Vacation’, pp. [37]–106; ‘A Log in the Archipelago’, pp. [107]–144; ‘Miscellaneous Papers’, pp. [145]–320. Adv. list (4 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 3 for ‘New Works Published by Messrs. Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street’. Running title varies according to chapter headings. Printer’s marks and colophons of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand. Originally adv. in MC (5 Apr 1836), as ‘New Work by N. P. Willis, Esq. Nearly ready’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. New York [and London?] 1836 (OCLC); 3rd edn. New York and London 1836 (OCLC).

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