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Appendix 2

APPENDIX 2 (Additional Titles Not Included in Main Section)

Appendix 2 is not intended as an overflow for works of fiction that should have been included in the main listings, nor is it necessarily an entirely comprehensive survey of works from each category. Sections A–E detail types of fiction in the period which are considered not to represent novels in the sense required for entry in the main listings, while nevertheless containing a significant amount of fictional matter. Section A provides entries for works which would have been directed principally towards a juvenile (i.e. post-pubescent) audience. Section B supplies details of miscellanies, occasional works, and multi-genre collections, which have a significant prose fiction content, but are nonetheless too varied to be considered ‘mainstream’ fiction. Works included in Section C have a heavily didactic and/or religious component, which subsumes or overrides the fictional elements of the narrative. Section D describes fictional titles aiming to illustrate local histories and manners, areas of topographical interest, or travel writings, within which the fictional component appears to play a subordinate part in the matter being described. Section E contains a sampling of biographical accounts and memoirs that have seemingly fictionalized elements. Section F includes one title which, apparently not having survived, leaves an element of doubt about its existence or suitability for entry.

A: Juvenile

A: 1     ANON.
TALES OF THE CLASSICS: A NEW DELINEATION OF THE MOST POPULAR FABLES, LEGENDS, AND ALLEGORIES COMMEMORATED IN THE WORKS OF POETS, PAINTERS, AND SCULPTORS. SELECTED AND WRITTEN BY A LADY, FOR THE AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF HER OWN DAUGHTERS. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1830.
I xxiv, 302p; II iv, 302p; III iv, 370p. 12mo. 24s bound (BP); 24s (ECB); 24s boards (LG); 27s (Star).
BP (18 Dec 1829); Star (9 Jan 1830); LG 675: 848 (26 Dec 1829); ECB 576 (Dec 1829).
Corvey; CME 3-628-52307-9; NSTC 2L1441 (BI BL, C, O; NA MH); OCLC 2802840 (13 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [iii], to ‘Her Royal Highness the Princess Victoria of Kent’, signed ‘the Author’ and dated ‘Wadlands, July 1829’. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [v]–vi, notes that the work was undertaken ‘for the purposes of education in schools and families; besides forming a compendium suited to the cabinet or study of the amateur of the fine arts, and an interesting Vade Mecum for the young traveller in his tour through Italy and other countries of classic interest’ (pp. [v]–vi). ‘Introduction’, pp. [vii]–xxi, followed by list of contents of vol. 1, pp. [xxiii]–xiv. Lists of contents occupy pp. [iii]–iv in vols. 2 and 3. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘Chaos—The Creation’, pp. [1]–6; ‘The Golden Age’, pp. 7–11; ‘The Silver Age’, pp. 12–14; ‘The Brazen Age’, pp. 15–17; ‘The Iron Age’, pp. 18–20; ‘The Wars of the Giants’, pp. 21–24; ‘The Council of the Gods’, pp. 25–31; ‘The Deluge’, pp. 32–35; ‘Deucalion and Pyrrha’, pp. 36–39; ‘Python Slain by Apollo’, pp. 40–46; ‘Apollo and Daphne’, pp. 47–56; ‘Adventures of Io’, pp. 57–69; ‘Phaeton’, pp. 70–79; ‘Calisto’, pp. 80–85; ‘Erichthonius’, pp. 86–94; ‘Death of the Thessalian Coronis—Birth of Esculapius’, pp. 95–103; ‘Mercury and Battus’, pp. 104–108; ‘The Loves of Mercury and Herse’, pp. 109–115; ‘Jupiter and Europa’, pp. 116–122; ‘Cadmus in Search of his Sister Europa’, pp. 123–127; ‘Acteon’, pp. 128–133; ‘Semele’, pp. 134–138; ‘Narcissus’, pp. 139–144; ‘Bacchus—Pentheus—The Orgies’, pp. 145–152; ‘The Mineides—Pyramus and Thisbe’, pp. 153–157; ‘Vulcan’s Net’, pp. 158–163; ‘Phœbus and Leucothoe’, pp. 164–168; ‘The Fountain of Salmacis—The Mineides Punished by Bacchus’, pp. 169–174; ‘Juno Visits the Infernal Regions’, pp. 175–183; ‘Tisiphone in the Palace of Athamas’, pp. 184–187; ‘Metamorphoses of Cadmus and Hermione’, pp. 188–191; ‘Jupiter—Danæ—The Gorgon’s Head’, pp. 192–198; ‘Perseus and Atlas’, pp. 199–204; ‘Perseus and Andromeda’, pp. 205–213; ‘Marriage of Perseus and Andromeda’, pp. 214–218; ‘Conclusion of the Story of Perseus’, pp. 219–223; ‘Pallas Visits the Muses’, pp. 224–229; ‘Pyreneus and the Muses’, pp. 230–232; ‘Pluto Wounded by Cupid’, pp. 233–235; ‘Pluto Carries off Proserpine’, pp. 236–241; ‘Ceres Changes a Boy into a Lizard’, pp. 242–247; ‘Ceres and Arethusa’, pp. 248–252; ‘The Visit of Ceres to her Daughter, and Consequent Expedition of Triptolemus’, pp. 253–257; ‘Arachne’, pp. 258–261; ‘Niobe’, pp. 262–269; ‘The Frogs’, pp. 270–274; ‘Marsyas’, pp. 275–281; ‘Marriage of Tereus and Progne’, pp. 282–286; ‘The Injuries of Philomela Revenged’, pp. 287–290; ‘Boreas and Orithyia—Phryxus and Helle’, pp. 291–295; ‘Jason’, pp. 296–302). Vol. 2 consists of: ‘Voyage of the Argonauts’, pp. [1]–15; ‘The Argonauts at Colchis’, pp. 16–28; ‘The Golden Fleece Obtained—The Argonauts Return to Colchis’, pp. 29–44; ‘Aeson Restored to the Vigour of Youth’, pp. 45–50; ‘Medea Destroys Pelias, Creon, and her own Children’, pp. 51–59; ‘Theseus’, pp. 60–66; ‘Origin of the Herb Myoctonon or Aconite’, pp. 67–72; ‘The Myrmidons’, pp. 73–79; ‘Cephalus and Procris’, pp. 80–90; ‘Siege of Megara’, pp. 91–97; ‘The Minotaur—The Crown of Ariadne’, pp. 98–110; ‘Dædalus and Icarus’, pp. 111–116; ‘The Calydonian Boar’, pp. 117–124; ‘Death of Meleager’, pp. 125–130; ‘The Grotto of Achelous’, pp. 131–134; ‘Lelex Relates the Story of Baucis and Philemon’, pp. 135–140; ‘Achelous Relates the Story of Erisichthon’, pp. 141–152; ‘Marriage and Death of Hercules’, pp. 153–160; ‘Alcmena Discoursing with Iole about the Birth of Hercules’, pp. 161–165; ‘Dryope’, pp. 166–171; ‘Caunus and Biblis’, pp. 172–177; ‘Iphis’, pp. 178–191; ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’, pp. 192–201; ‘Death of Orpheus’, pp. 202–210; ‘Cyparissus’, pp. 211–213; ‘Celestial Cup-Bearers’, pp. 214–220; ‘Hyacinthus’, pp. 221–224; ‘Pygmalion’, pp. 225–228; ‘Adonis’, pp. 229–236; ‘Atalanta and Hippomenes’, pp. 237–243; ‘Midas’, pp. 244–251; ‘The Walls of Troy’, pp. 252–257; ‘Marriage of Peleus and Thetis’, pp. 258–263; ‘Chione and Dædalion’, pp. 264–268; ‘The Petrified Wolf’, pp. 269–273; ‘Parting of Ceyx and Halcyone’, pp. 274–277; ‘Cavern of Somnus—Metamorphosis of Ceyx and Halcyone’, pp. 278–284; ‘Metamorphosis of Æsacus’, pp. 285–288; ‘Iphigenia’, pp. 289–296; ‘Cycnus and Achilles’, pp. 297–302. Vol. 3 contains: ‘Battle of the Lapithæ and the Centaurs’, pp. [1]–7; ‘Death of Achilles—Description of his Armour’, pp. 8–14; ‘Ajax Pleads for the Arms of Achilles’, pp. 15–30; ‘Ulysses Pleads for the Arms of Achilles’, pp. 31–46; ‘Death of Ajax’, pp. 47–52; ‘The Fall of Troy’, pp. 53–56; ‘Treachery of Polymnestor—Death of Hecuba’, pp. 57–62; ‘Memnon’, pp. 63–68; ‘Æneas at the Island of Delos’, pp. 69–74; ‘Voyage of Æneas to Sicily’, pp. 75–78; ‘Polyphemus’, pp. 79–87; ‘Scylla and Glaucus’, pp. 88–94; ‘Æneas and the Cumæan Sybil’, pp. 95–103; ‘Hogs in the Palace of Circe’, pp. 104–108; ‘Ulysses—Circe—Picus—Canente’, pp. 109–122; ‘Turnus Sends an Embassy to Diomedes’, pp. 123–127; ‘Apulus and Nymphs—Death of Æneas’, pp. 128–133; ‘Pomona and Vertumnus, pp. 134–140; ‘Romulus and Rome’, pp. 141–147; ‘Ora’, pp. 148–151; ‘Crotona Founded by Myscellus’, pp. 152–158; ‘Phythagoras Teaches the Metempsychosis’, pp. 159–175; ‘Numa, Egeria, Virbius’, pp. 176–181; ‘Metamorphosis of Egeria—Cippus’, pp. 182–190; ‘Æsculapius Conducted to Rome’, pp. 191–199; ‘Julius Cæsar’, pp. 200–207). Appendix occupies pp. [209]–364 of vol. 3, and contains: ‘Cupid and Psyche’, pp. [211]–230; ‘Osiris and Isis. A Tale of Egyptian Mythology’, pp. 231–244; ‘Osiris and Isis. Part the Second’, pp. 245–260; ‘Conquests of Bacchus’, pp. 261–275; ‘Conquests of Bacchus Continued’, pp. 276–291; ‘Bacchus Returns from his Conquests’, pp. 292–302; ‘The Twelve Labours of Hercules’, pp. 303–326; ‘Other Adventures of Hercules’, pp. 327–342; ‘Venus Urania and Adonis’, pp. 343–364. ‘Conclusion’ occupies pp. 365–370. Printer’s marks and colophons of A. J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. BP notes that the price was initially ‘24s., then reduced to 15s.’. Originally adv. in Star (4 Aug 1829) as ‘nearly ready’.

A: 2     FRY, Caroline.
THE LISTENER. BY CAROLINE FRY, AUTHOR OF “THE ASSISTANT OF EDUCATION,” &C. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: James Nisbet, Berners Street, 1830.
I iv, 365p; II 344p. 12mo. 12s (ECB); 12s cloth boards (Star).
Star (20 Sept 1830); ECB 220 (Mar 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-51189-5; NSTC 2F17869 (BI BL, C, Dt, E, O); OCLC 9164828 (8 libs).
Notes. OCLC notes that this work consists of essays and tales compiled from the Assistant of Education, a periodical edited and almost entirely written by Fry. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, in which the authoress addresses the readers as her ‘young friends’ (p. iv). Lists of contents (2 pp. unn.) in each vol. preceding main text. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘Music’, pp. [1]–8; ‘Time’, pp. 9–18; ‘Conversation’, pp. 18–29; ‘Poll Peg’, pp. 30–40; ‘Truth’, pp. 41–50; ‘Christmas Time’, pp. 51–63; ‘Fears’, pp. 64–75; ‘The Sabbath’, pp. 76–86; ‘Friendship’, pp. 87–99; ‘A Fable’, pp. 100–112; ‘Emulation’, pp. 113–124; ‘Evil Speaking’, pp. 125–139; ‘Peggy Lum’, pp. 140–174; ‘Social Kindness’, pp. 175–188; ‘Politeness’, pp. 189–202; ‘The Two Invitations’, pp. 203–251; ‘Lent’, pp. 252–270; ‘The Children of Abraham’, pp. 271–286; ‘Inconsistencies’, pp. 287–313; ‘More Inconsistencies’, pp. 314–327; ‘Consistency’, pp. 328–338; ‘A Fable’, pp. 339–352; ‘Egotism’, pp. 353–365. Vol. 2 contains: ‘School Education’, pp. [1]–14; ‘Maternal Education’, pp. 15–31; ‘Good Humour’, pp. 32–45; ‘Good Temper and Good Humour’, pp. 46–57; ‘Self Examination’, pp. 58–71; ‘Conversation’, pp. 72–84; ‘Cousin Mabel’, pp. 85–95; ‘Sacred Music’, pp. 96–109; ‘Goodman Hodge’, pp. 110–121; ‘The Three Sabbaths’, pp. 122–140; ‘Janet Bevoir’, pp. 141–154; ‘Hester Eden’, pp. 155–167; ‘Alms-Giving’, pp. 168–183; ‘Humility’, pp. 184–197; ‘Julia Macdugal Arnot’, pp. 198–215; ‘A Difficult Question’, pp. 216–231; ‘Easily Decided’, pp. 232–245; ‘The Retrospect’, pp. 246–264; ‘The Stage Coach’, pp. 265–270; ‘Harvest–Home’, pp. 271–286; ‘Disappointments’, pp. 287–311; ‘Dress’, pp. 312–324; ‘An Allegory’, pp. 325–338; ‘Sarcasm’, pp. 339–344. In Corvey copy sheets M (pp. 241–264) and N (pp. 265–288) in vol. 1 are misbound (exchanged: N before M). Advs. (3 pp. unn.) follow main text in vol. 1. One of them reads: ‘By the same Author, The Scripture Reader’s Guide to the Devotional Use of the Holy Scriptures. Second Edition’. Advs. (23 pp.) of further religious works and list of ‘New Publications on Prophecy’ (1 p. unn.) follow main text in vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Dennett, Leather Lane, Holborn.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1831 (OCLC); 3rd edn. 1832 (NSTC, OCLC); 4th edn. 1833 (OCLC); 5th edn. 1834 (NSTC, OCLC); 6th edn. 1836 (NSTC, OCLC); [at least 7 more edns. to 1870]; Philadelphia 1832 (NSTC); French trans., 1844 [as Sophie l’ecouteur: critique de moeurs et d’éducation].

A: 3     [GRIFFIN, Gerald Joseph].
THE CHRISTIAN PHYSIOLOGIST. TALES ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE FIVE SENSES: THEIR MECHANISM, USES, AND GOVERNMENT; WITH MORAL AND EXPLANATORY INTRODUCTION. ADDRESSED TO A YOUNG FRIEND. EDITED BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE COLLEGIANS,” &C.
London: Edward Bull, Holles Street, 1830.
xxvi, 376p. 12mo. 10s 6d (ECB).
Star (11 Feb 1830); ECB 113 (Feb 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-52902-6; NSTC 2G22638 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 23452933 (9 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [v]–xvi, notes: ‘the purchaser of the book should be made aware, that one of the tales, The Day of Trial, has appeared already, under the title of The Deaf Filea [sic], in Mr. Roscoe’s Juvenile Keepsake’ (p. xv). The preface also suggests that the work was written for the amusement and instruction of young persons’. ‘Lines to a Departed Friend’ (verse), pp. [xvii]–xxiii, followed by list of contents, pp. [xxv]–xxvi. Running title varies according to chapter headings. The Tales are mixed with more essayistic items. List of ‘New and Interesting Works Published by Edward Bull, 26, Holles Street, Cavendish Square’ (5 pp. unn.), and notice with terms for the ‘British and Foreign Public Subscription Library’ (1 p. unn.), follow main text. The latter of these ends with an adv. for ‘A Catalogue of Books, chiefly modern, which are all in perfect condition, and equal to new copies, and are sold at the prices affixed, which will be found to be less than one-half, and in many instances less than one-third of their published price’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Gunnell and Shearman, Salisbury Square. Announced in Star as ‘Tales of the Five Senses’.
Further edns: Dublin 1830 (OCLC); Dublin 1854 as The Offering of Friendship; or, Tales of the Five Senses (OCLC); Dublin 1860 (NSTC, OCLC); New York and Boston 1853, as Tales of the Five Senses (NSTC); stories also reprinted separately.

A: 4     [?MARCET, Jane Haldimand or ?BEAUFORT, Henrietta].
BERTHA’S VISIT TO HER UNCLE IN ENGLAND. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1830.
I iv, 321p; II 291p; III 255p. 18mo. 10s 6d (ECB).
ECB 42 (Dec 1829).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47118-4; NSTC 2M13853 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 13323595 (10 libs).
Notes. Attributed by Rolf Loeber and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber (‘Bibliography of Irish Fiction’—work in progress) to Beaufort, though catalogues conventionally attribute to the prolific children’s author, Jane Marcet. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [iii]–iv, notes that ‘These little volumes consist of extracts from the Journal of a young person, who, having passed her childhood at Rio Janeiro, was sent, at the close of that period, on a visit to her English friends’ (p. [iii]). Identifying her father as one Colonel Montague, who had died while in Brazil, it adds that ‘Bertha promised to keep a constant Journal […] and such parts of that Journal have been selected by the Editor, as it is hoped may be found useful or interesting’ (p. iv). Index of subjects referred to (e.g. ‘bear, polar, or white’), pp. [239]–255 of vol. 3. Advs. (1 p. unn.), listing ‘Volumes of the Family Library, already Published’, at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of William Clowes, Stamford Street. LG 730: 44 (15 Jan 1831) lists 2nd edn. at ‘10s. 6d. hf.-bds.’.
Further edns: 1831 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn. 1836 as Bertha’s Journal while on a Visit to her Uncle in England (NSTC, OCLC); 5th edn. 1843 as Bertha’s Journal during a Visit to her Uncle in England (OCLC); 6th edn. 1846 as Bertha’s Journal during a Visit to her Uncle in England (NSTC, OCLC); Boston 1831 (NSTC, OCLC).

A: 5     [PAGET], Eliza.
THE IDOLATRY OF THE HEART, A TALE, BY ELIZA *****.
Derby: Printed by and for H. Mozley, Brook-Street; and sold by Cowie, Low and Co. 31, Poultry, London, n.d. [1830].
239p, ill. 18mo.
BL 1362.f.35; NSTC 2E6814; xOCLC.
Notes. BLC provides conjectured imprint date. Adv. (1 p. unn.) at end of vol. reads: ‘Just Published, by the same Author, price 1s. 6d. The Cousins, a Tale, with a neat frontispiece. Also just Published, price 1s. 6d. Little Sophy, a True Story, with a neat frontispiece.’ Colophon of Henry Mozley, Derby.

A: 6     [PAGET], Eliza.
THE ORPHAN’S CHOICE. A TALE. BY ELIZA *****, AUTHOR OF “THE COUSINS,” “THE WAY OF PEACE,” &C.
London: Printed for Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch Street, 1830.
101p, ill. 18mo. 1s 6d (ECB); ‘1s. 6d. hf.-bd.’ (LG).
LG 701: 421 (26 June 1830); ECB 425 (June 1830).
BL 942.a.28; NSTC 2E6815 (BI O); OCLC 31956379 (2 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece precedes t.p. Printer’s mark and colophon of Joseph Rickerby, 3, Sherbourn Lane, City. Advs. (4 pp. unn.) at end of vol. list ‘Books for Youth, Published by Harvey and Darton’.
Further edn: New York 1832 (OCLC).

A: 7     PERCY, Clara.
THE CHANGELING OF FORTUNE. A SKETCH FROM REAL LIFE. BY CLARA PERCY.
London: Printed by and for William Cole 10, Newgate Street, n.d. [1830?].
144p, ill. 18mo. 2s half-bound (t.p.).
BL 012803.de.35; NSTC 2P11125; OCLC 4764879 (1 lib).
Notes. BLC provides conjectured imprint date. Preface, pp. [3]–5, notes: ‘It is generally remarked, that when a tale of either amusement or instruction, founded on facts, is submitted to the introspective eye of an enlightened public, that the same inspires a greater feeling or interest than could be naturally excited by a narration fabled by the vivid ideas of a descriptive fancy’ (p. [3]). It later adds: ‘In the following pages, the author humbly observes, that it must go forth to the world with no other recommendation, than that its contents are merely a simple statement of facts […] in order to warn the young and generous breast, that however flattering their future prospects may appear, the bright sun of their hopes may […] be overshadowed by the dark cloud of adverse fortune’ (p. 4). The last page is mistakenly numbered 441. Colophon of William Cole, 10, Newgate Street.

A: 8     STEWART, J[ohn].
THE KILLARNEY POOR SCHOLAR. COMPRISING THE MOST REMARKABLE FEATURES OF THE ENCHANTING SCENERY OF THE IRISH LAKES; ENLIVENED WITH SKETCHES OF REAL CHARACTER AND ANECDOTES FROM REAL LIFE. BY THE REV. J. STEWART, AUTHOR OF ‘BIBLE GEMS.’
Swaffham: Printed by and for F. Skill, 1830.
iv, 186p. 18mo. ‘2s. 6d. hf.-bd.’ (LG).
LG 729: 28 (8 Jan 1831); ECB 562 (1830).
BL 1210.i.27; NSTC 2S40337 (BI C, O); OCLC 30930349 (8 libs, microform only).
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, states intention ‘to extend the knowledge, improve the taste, and correct the judgment, of youth of both sexes’ (p. [iii]). ‘[Entered at Stationers’ Hall]’ verso of t.p.. Main contents comprise a juvenile travelogue with educational emphasis. Adv. list (5 pp.) at end of vol. headed ‘The following New Books for Youth, Printed and Published by F. Skill, May Be Had in London of Messrs. Whittaker and Co. Ave Maria Lane, and Simpkin and Marshall, Stationers’ Court’. Colophon reads: ‘Printed by F. Skill, Swaffham, Norfolk.’
Further edn: 3rd edn. London 1846 (NSTC, OCLC).

A: 9     [GREY, Elizabeth Caroline].
ALICE SEYMOUR. A TALE.
London: J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly, 1831.
iv, 234p. 12mo. 4s 6d (ECB).
ECB 12 (Aug 1831).
BL N.860; NSTC 2G22132 (BI CE, E, O); OCLC 13356334 (5 libs).
Notes. Alternatively attributed to Charlotte Elizabeth Grey in the Bodleian Pre-1920 Catalogue, but almost certainly erroneously. Dedication, pp. [iii]–iv, to ‘My dear Children’, signed ‘Your affectionate Mother, The Authoress’. It states: ‘It has been my earnest desire , that this little history should contain such instruction as may be of real and lasting advantage to you all. […] In the fervent hope of seeing all the virtues and perfections of Alice Seymour reflected in you, my dear children, I bid you adieu, in the full expectation, from your present dispositions, that your earnest exertions will be used to prove your filial love, and to advance stedfastly in the path of virtue.’ Printer’s mark and colophon of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand.
Further edn: 1845 (NSTC).

A: 10     KING, Harriot Rebecca.
NUNEHAM PARK; OR THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS, A SEQUEL TO OAKDALE COTTAGE; OR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS. BY HARRIOT REBECCA KING.
London: John Souter, School Library, 73, St. Paul’s Church Yard, 1831.
151p. 12mo. 4s (ECB).
ECB 321 (1831).
BL N.1515; NSTC 2K5532 (BI C, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Dedication (2 pp. unn.) ‘To the Honourable Miss Fox, Little Holland House’, signed ‘H. R. King’ and dated ‘Elysium Row, Fulham; 8th July, 1831’. Printer’s mark and colophon of J. and C. Adlard, Bartholomew Close.

A: 11     MARTINEAU, Harriet.
FIVE YEARS OF YOUTH; OR, SENSE AND SENTIMENT. BY HARRIET MARTINEAU.
London: Printed for Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch Street, 1831.
viii, 264p, ill. 12mo. 6s (ECB); ‘6s. hf.-bd.’ (LG).
LG 744: 269 (23 Apr 1831); ECB 371 (Apr 1831).
BL 12805.dd.3; NSTC 2M17377 (BI C, Dt, O; NA DLC); OCLC 21500090 (10 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece facing t.p., depicting a scene from the narrative. Preface, pp. [v]–vi, dated ‘Norwich, 1830’, notes: ‘It is possible that, in reading books like the following, not only motherless daughters may be interested by a narrative which comes home to their feelings; but that some who have mothers may be roused to such reflection’ (p. vi). List of contents, pp. [vii]–viii, precedes main text. Printer’s mark and colophon of Joseph Rickerby, Sherbourn Lane.
Further edns: 1846 (OCLC); Boston 1832 (NSTC, OCLC).

A: 12     MILLMAN, …
*MILLMAN’S TALES, ADAPTED FOR THE HIGHER CLASSES OF YOUTH.
London: John Souter, School Library, 73, St. Paul’s Church Yard, 1831.
viii, 310p. 12mo. 5s 6d (ECB).
ECB 385 (Sept 1831).
O 31.208; NSTC 2M28845 (BI BL, C, E); xOCLC.
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–viii, end-dated ‘Clapham, 1830’. This outlines ‘the publications already in existence, designed for the instruction and amusement of youth’ (p. [iii]), with particular reference to Maria Edgeworth, the Abbé de Berguin, and Thomas Day, and counters the view that the field is exhausted: ‘The Authoress of the following tales, replies, that, though the labourers are numerous, the vineyard is much more extensive; that we live in an age in which the intellectual horizon is continually expanding […] It is a day of general struggle for advancement in knowledge, which is now, more than ever, admitted to be power. The great concern with every friend of virtue, should be, to rest this mighty lever on the fulcrum of principle, and to direct its movements, thus poised, to the moral improvement of the human race’ (p. iv–v). Drop-head title and running titles read: ‘Tales of the Stanley Family’. Various tales within the frame narrative of the Stanley family’s domestic life, and their responses, including ‘Filial Love and Filial Disobedience’, pp. [19]–61; ‘Pride and Humility’, pp. [62]–118; ‘Timidity and Fortitude’, pp. [119]–219; and ‘Steadiness and Romance’, pp. 220–310. End of vol. contains ‘Erratum’ slip. Colophon reads: ‘T. Arnold, Printer, Bank Place, Sevenoaks’. LG 714: 630 (25 Sept 1830) and ECB 576 (Sept 1830) list Tales of the Stanley Family (12mo, 5s 6d boards, Whittaker); however, not found in this form, though Bodleian copy used, in green cloth boards, apparently preserves original spine label, which reads: ‘Tales of the Stanley Family’.

A: 13     [PARROTT, Marianne].
THE PASTOR’S FAMILY; OR, THE SISTER PRECEPTRESS. BY THE AUTHORESS OF “THE SON AND THE WARD”.
London: Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch Street; and N. Hailes, Piccadilly, 1831.
vi, 306p. 12mo. 6s (ECB); 6s boards (LG).
LG 744: 269 (23 Apr 1831); ECB 436 (Apr 1831).
BL N.858; NSTC 2P6045 (BI O); xOCLC.
Notes. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [v]–vi, offering the work ‘to the notice of the juvenile world’, is dated ‘Aveley, March 17, 1831’. Adv. for The Son and the Ward (1829), ‘by the same Author’, facing t.p., with extracts from three critical notices. Printer’s mark and colophon of J. Moyes, Took’s Court, Chancery Lane.

A: 14     [SAVAGE, Sarah].
THE FACTORY GIRL.
London: Printed for Houlston and Son, 65, Paternoster-Row; and at Wellington, Salop, 1831.
111p, ill. 18mo.
BL RB.23.a.11916; xNSTC; OCLC
22411340 OCLC (2 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece depicts heroine of the book. Colophon reads: ‘Houlstons, Printers’. Originally published Boston 1814 (OCLC).

A: 15     ANON.
EXAMPLE; OR, FAMILY SCENES.
London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 65, Cornhill, 1832.
iv, 244p. 16mo. 5s (ECB); 5s boards (LG).
LG 815: 558 (1 Sept 1832); ECB 195 (Aug 1832).
BL 837.d.29; NSTC 2E15135 (BI C); xOCLC.
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, dated ‘Cambridge, July, 1832’, reads: ‘The form of a domestic story has been adopted, in order to present to youthful readers, in a more interesting and familiar manner, the important lessons it is the author’s aim to inculcate […] If […] the cause of Evangelical Religion [be] thereby promoted, however humbly, the author’s highest aim in its publication will be accomplished.’ Preface implies male authorship. List of ‘Works recently Published by Smith, Elder, and Co., Cornhill, London’ (8 pp.) at end of vol.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1833 (OCLC).

A: 16     [JOHNSTONE, Christian Isobel].
NIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE: OR, STORIES OF AUNT JANE AND HER FRIENDS. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE DIVERSIONS OF HOLLYCOT,” “CLAN-ALBIN,” “ELIZABETH DE BRUCE,” &C. &C. FIRST SERIES.
Edinburgh: Printed by John Johnstone, for Oliver & Boyd, Tweeddale-Court; and Simpkin & Marshall, London, 1832.
vi, 338p. 16mo. 5s (ECB); 5s cloth (ER, LG).
LG 781: 12 (7 Jan 1832); ER 55: 301 (Apr 1832); ECB 415 (Dec 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-51104-6; NSTC 2J9646 (BI BL, C, E, O); OCLC 370333849 (1 lib).
Notes. List of contents, p. [iii], with end statement ‘The Second Series of Nights of the Round Table will contain The Quaker Family, or Modes of Discipline—The Two Scottish Williams,—and The Little Ferryman’. This is followed by Introduction, pp. [v]–vi, dated ‘Edinburgh, November, 1831’. According to the latter (p. [v]), ‘[t]his little volume forms the first of a series intended chiefly for youthful readers’; though the statement is partially qualified by the following: ‘The Tales and Conversations which form the present volume, are intended for readers of a more advanced age than such as may find amusement and instruction in the Chapters of Hollycot’ [i.e. the author’s earlier collection for young people, published in 1828]. The tales consists of: ‘Miss Harding’s Tale. When I Was a Little Girl’, pp. [1]–22; ‘The Spittalsfield Widow’, pp. 23–51; ‘The Royal Chapel of Windsor’, pp. 52–61; ‘The Magic Lantern.—Night First. The Three Westminster Boys’, pp. 62–103; ‘The Curate’s Tale, or Practical Joking’, pp. 104–168; ‘Fashion, and Personal Ornaments’, pp. 169–203; ‘High Life, Continuation of “When I Was a Little Girl.” ’, pp. 204–338. No additional printer information found.
Further edns: of both ser.—2nd edn. [1847] (NSTC); 2nd edn. [sic] [1860?] (NSTC); Philadelphia 1845 (OCLC).

A: 17     [JOHNSTONE, Christian Isobel].
NIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE: OR, STORIES OF AUNT JANE AND HER FRIENDS. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE DIVERSIONS OF HOLLYCOT,” “CLAN-ALBIN,” “ELIZABETH DE BRUCE,” &C. &C. SECOND SERIES.
Edinburgh: Printed by John Johnstone, for Oliver & Boyd, Tweeddale Court; and Simpkin & Marshall, London, 1832.
341p. 16mo. 5s (ECB); 5s cloth (ER, LG, Star).
Star (15 Dec 1832); LG 828: 765 (1 Dec 1832); ER 56: 570 (Jan 1833); ECB 415 (Nov 1832).
Corvey; CME 3-628-51104-6; NSTC 2J9646 (BI BL, C, E, O); xOCLC.
Notes. List of contents (1 p. unn.) precedes main text. The tales consist of: ‘The Quaker Family, or Modes of Discipline. Mrs. Herbert’s Tale’, pp. [1]–260; ‘The Two Scotch Williams. Norman Gordon’s Tale’, pp. 261–291; ‘The Little Ferryman’, pp. 292–341. Advs. (2 pp.) at end of vol. for two works ‘Lately Published, by the same Author’. Colophon of John Johnstone, 19, St. James’s Square.
Further edns: of both ser.—2nd edn. [1847] (NSTC); 2nd edn. [sic] [1860?] (NSTC); Philadelphia 1845 (OCLC).

A: 18     TAYLOR, Emily.
TALES OF THE SAXONS. BY EMILY TAYLOR.
London: Printed for Harvey and Darton, 1832.
iv, 234p. 12mo. 5s (ECB); 5s cloth (ER, LG).
LG 792: 189 (24 Mar 1832); ER 55: 301 (Apr 1832); ECB 578 (Mar 1832).
BL N.1302; NSTC 2T3218 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 14293341 (5 libs).
Notes. Introduction, pp. [iii]–iv, dated ‘New Buckenham, Dec. 24, 1831’; this refers to the need for ‘some work which should present children with a series of lively and minute pictures of life in England […] and convey a more vivid, and yet more correct notion of the habits and feelings of our forefathers, than is conveyed by general history’ (p. iii). The tales included are: ‘Haco the Good’, pp. [1]–136; ‘Hereward the Saxon’, pp. [137]–176; ‘Edith the Forester’s Daughter’, pp. [177]–234. Reads more as a work for juveniles than for young children. Adv. list (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. headed ‘Approved Books for Youth’, featuring ‘Works by Maria Hack’. Printer’s mark and colophon of Joseph Rickerby, Printer, 3 Sherbourn Lane.
Further edn: Boston [184–?] (NSTC, OCLC).

A: 19     ANON.
CONRAD BLESSINGTON: A TALE. BY A LADY.
London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Paternoster-Row, 1833.
iv, 216p. 8vo. 7s (ECB); 7s boards (ER, LG).
LG 863: 493 (3 Aug 1833); ER 58: 268 (Oct 1833); ECB 131 (July 1833).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47319-5; NSTC 2L1025 (BI BL, C, E, O); OCLC 41647182 (2 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, mentions the authoress’s ‘sedendary life, caused by an affliction of some years’ standing’, and notes that the work is designed for ‘the entertainment of the young’ (pp. [iii]–iv). Printer’s mark and colophon of A. Spottiswoode, New Street Square.

A: 20     ANON.
*LUCY ASHBOURNE; OR, SOLITUDE SWEETENED; EXHIBITING THE INFLUENCE OF TRUE RELIGION, IN RENDERING LIFE HAPPY AND DEATH PEACEFUL. A TALE FOUNDED ON FACTS.
Derby: Thomas Richardson; Simpkin and Marshall, London, 1833.
viii, 148p., ill. 18mo. 2s (ECB); 2s cloth (LG).
LG 831: 813 (22 Dec 1832); ECB 355 (Dec 1832).
No copy of 1st edn. located.
Notes. Details taken from 2nd edn. held in BL (N.1017(3)); probable date of 1st edn. originates from LG and ECB listings. BL copy examined contains frontispiece preceding t.p., with imprint reading ‘Published by T. Richardson Derby’. ‘Preface to the Second Edition’, pp. [vii]–viii, in BL copy states how the author had decided to ‘throw [the work] into the shape of a connected narrative, and publish it in a neat and inexpensive style, [as] the most effectual method to bring its lessons in contact with the mind of youth. The publication of the former edition of Lucy Ashbourne was the consequence of this determination’ (p. vii).
Further edn: 2nd edn. 1833 (NSTC 2A17365).

A: 21     [CAMPBELL, Eliza Constantia].
STORIES FROM THE HISTORY OF WALES: INTERSPERSED WITH VARIOUS INFORMATION AND AMUSEMENT FOR YOUNG PERSONS. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE HISTORY OF WALES ARRANGED AS A CATECHISM.”
Shrewsbury: Printed by John Eddowes, Corn-Market; sold by Longman and Co. London, and all Booksellers, 1833.
iii, 166p, ill. 16mo. 3s 6d (ECB).
ECB 564 (Nov 1833).
Corvey; NSTC 2C4422 (BI BL, E, O); OCLC 41481547 (5 libs).
Notes. Dedication (1 p. unn.) ‘to Girls and Boys of All Ages, but Especially to her Own Dear Children’, signed ‘the Author’. List of contents occupies pp. [i]–iii. ‘Errata’ (1 p. unn.) follow main text. Colophon reads: ‘Eddowes, Printer’.

A: 22     COOPER, Emily.
TALES AND CONVERSATIONS. BY EMILY COOPER.
London: Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row, 1833.
186p. 18mo. 3s (ECB).
ECB 134 (Nov 1832).
BL 1210.g.15; NSTC 2C36661; xOCLC.
Notes. List of contents (1 p. unn.) precedes main text. The tales consist of: ‘Marion’, pp. [1]–38; ‘Genius and Industry’, pp. 39–69; ‘Alexander the Great’, pp. 71–93; ‘The Legacy’, pp. 95–109; ‘The Green Lane’, pp. 111–114; ‘A Country Visit’, pp. 115–129; ‘Queen Margaret. A Drama’, pp. 131–186. Printer’s mark and colophon of William Clowes, Stamford Street.

A: 23     GARDINER, W[illiam].
THE CHILD OF PROVIDENCE; OR, MONTAGUE IN SEARCH OF INDEPENDENCE. BY W. GARDINER, LATE MASTER OF THE LYDNEY AND AYLBURTON GRAMMAR SCHOOLS; AUTHOR OF “THE SHEPHERD’S BOY OF SNOWDON HILL,” “STORY OF PIGOU,” “WALKS IN KENT”, &C.
Derby: Thomas Richardson; Simpkin and Marshall, London, 1833.
219p, ill. 16mo. 3s 6d (ECB).
ECB 223 (1833).
BL N.1292; NSTC 2G2270; OCLC 43727819 (1 lib).
Notes. Frontispiece illustration shows the kidnapping by seamen of a young man (possibly the hero), after George Cruikshank. OCLC records that on Princeton copy Cruikshank has written on it ‘[f]rom a drawing by me, G. CK.’ Half-title reads ‘Montague in Search of Independence’, with similar running titles. Colophon of Thomas Richardson, Derby.

A: 24     {JOLLY, James}.
THE YOUNG ENTHUSIAST IN HUMBLE LIFE. A SIMPLE STORY. WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION.
London: James Fraser, Regent Street, 1833.
158p. 18mo. 2s 6d (ECB); 2s 6d cloth (ER, LG).
LG 854: 350 (1 June 1833); ER 57: 557 (July 1833); ECB 652 (May 1833).
O Nuneham 2533 f.430; NSTC 2J9831 (BI BL); OCLC 7760412 (3 libs).
Notes. ‘Biographical Introduction’ occupies pp. [1]–24, and notes: ‘The following tale, though fictitious, is so much the growth of the author’s circumstances in society, his mental idiosyncrasy, and personal feelings, that it could scarcely be trusted to public perusal, without such account of the writer’s life and character, as would put the general reader in possession of the sentiments with which it should be approached, and the indulgence to which it may be entitled’ (p. [1]). The narrative proper occupies pp. [25]–156, and is followed by a ‘Biographical Postscript’, pp. 156–158, quoting a letter sent from James Jolly, dated ‘Londonderry, March 18th, 1833’. Printer’s mark and colophon of J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.

A: 25     [TAYLOR, Emily].
TALES OF THE ENGLISH. WILLIAM DE ALBINI, OF BUCKENHAM CASTLE.
London: Printed for Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch-Street, 1833.
xii, 258p. 12mo. 5s (ECB); 5s cloth (LG).
LG 873: 654 (12 Oct 1833); ECB 578 (Oct 1833).
BL N.996(2); NSTC 2T3217 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 13349295 (2 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [v]–xii, dated ‘New Buckenham, August 1833’. Small ‘Errata’ list at foot of last page of Preface. Adv. list (4 pp. unn.) at end of vol., featuring ‘Children’s Books published by Darton and Harvey, 55, Gracechurch-street, London’. Though not explicitly aimed at the ‘juvenile’ market, this work has a strong ‘educational’ flavour. Printer’s mark and colophon of Joseph Rickerby, Sherbourn Lane.

A: 26     [WHATELY, Elizabeth].
REVERSES; OR, MEMOIRS OF THE FAIRFAX FAMILY. BY THE AUTHOR OF “CONVERSATIONS ON THE LIFE OF CHRIST,” AND THE “FIRST PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL BY THE APOSTLES.”
London: Printed for B. Fellowes, Ludgate Street, 1833.
464p. 18mo. 4s 6d (ECB).
ECB 490 (May 1833).
BL N.992(3); NSTC 2W15088 (BI O; NA MH); OCLC 24038636 (3 libs).
Notes. ECB 490 and 433 list as by ‘J. W. Parker’, but no other source found to substantiate this attribution. Prefatory note (1 p. unn.) states: ‘The little Tale now offered to young people was written for the Author’s own children, and with a view (beyond mere amusement) to the improvement and correction of their moral tendencies.’ Printer’s mark and colophon of R. Clay, Printer, Bread Street Hill.

A: 27     DAGLEY, Elizabeth Frances.
THE YOUNG SEER, OR EARLY SEARCHES INTO FUTURITY. BY ELIZABETH FRANCES DAGLEY. AUTHOR OF “FAIRY FAVORS,” “THE BIRTH DAY,” “VILLAGE NIGHTINGALE,” &C.
London: Smith, Elder and Co, Cornhill, 1834.
iv, 210p, ill. 16mo. 5s (ECB); 5s boards (LG).
LG 889: 85 (1 Feb 1834); ECB 150 (Jan 1834).
BL N.1216; NSTC 2D572 (BI C); OCLC 34294382 (3 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece carries the legend ‘The young Seer’ and the imprint ‘Published by Smith, Elder & Co. 65, Cornhill.’ Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, notes: ‘The two points which I have endeavored [sic] to establish in this short, and I am aware, imperfect tale, are, the necessity which every one is under, who considers himself to be an accountable being and a Christian, to check any undue portion of the desire to seek into futurity; and also to shew, of how much more consequence, than is often deemed, are the impressions made on the minds of children’ (p. iv). Printer’s mark and colophon of Stewart and Co., Old Bailey.

A: 28     HANSARD, M. A. E.
THE FRIENDS; OR, THE INFLUENCE OF RELIGION, A TALE FOR YOUNG PERSONS ENTERING INTO LIFE. BY M. A. E. HANSARD.
London: Hatchard & Son, Piccadilly, 1834.
iv, 178p. 12mo. 5s 6d (ECB).
ECB 254 (Sept 1834).
BL N.1503; NSTC 2H7123 (BI C, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, signed ‘M. A. E. H.’, notes: ‘I do not aspire to the dignity of a Novel Writer: mine is a plain unvarnished tale, written in the hope of directing those young people who are just entering into life […] to the only guide they can with safety follow […] I would lead them by the influence of Religion in the paths of virtue’ (p. [iii]). Verse piece occupies pp. 177–178. Printer’s mark and colophon of T. C. Hansard, 32, Paternoster Row.

A: 29     STRICKLAND, Jane.
ELLEN CLEVELAND; OR, THE YOUNG SAMARITAN. A TALE OF THE PESTILENCE. BY JANE STRICKLAND, AUTHOR OF EARLY LESSONS,—JAMES ELLIS,—NATIONAL PREJUDICE,—THE PLANTER’S DAUGHTER,—ORPHAN RACHEL,—THE MOOR AND THE PORTUGUESE,—MORAL TALES ON THE PROVERBS OF SOLOMON,—ETC. ETC.
London: Published by Dean and Munday, Threadneedle-Street, n.d. [1834].
v, 179p, ill. 18mo. 2s 6d (ECB, LG).
LG 908: 422 (14 June 1834); ECB 566 (1834).
BL 1210.c.12; NSTC 2S44458; xOCLC.
Notes. Frontispiece dated 1 July 1834. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, notes: ‘The following tale is designed for the use of females, in the humble hope that it may influence them to bestow a portion of their time on the sick and needy, to whom advice, and more especially religious instruction, are often more valuable than silver or gold. Many of my young friends are willing to contribute money towards the relief of the poor, while they are averse to enter the abodes of misery and disease […] It is to these that the tale of Ellen Cleveland is more particularly addressed’ (pp. [iii]–iv). Narrative concludes on p. 173, with ‘Notes’ beginning on p. [174]. Colophon of Dean and Munday, Threadneedle Street.

A: 30     [VERNON, Adelaide].
HOME HAPPINESS; OR, THREE WEEKS IN SNOW.
Dublin: R. Moore Tims, 85, Grafton Street. Hatchard and Son, J. Nisbet, Hamilton and Adams, Seeley and Son, Simpkin and Marshall, W. Darton and Son, London; Waugh and Innes, Edinburgh, 1834.
vii, 322p. 16mo. 5s (ECB); 5s cloth (LG).
LG 930: 773 (15 Nov 1834); ECB 278 (Nov 1834).
C Q.27.28; NSTC 2H27750; OCLC 41956186 (2 libs).
Notes. Attribution from OCLC; NSTC (2B44798) also includes a work titled Home Happiness; or, Three Weeks in the Snow (1855), which it attributes to Elizabeth Jane Brabazon (fl. 1844–66). Preface (1 p. unn.) states moral educational purpose; while list of contents, pp. [v]–vii, picks out instructional components included. Stories incorporated, within the framework context of a family group isolated by snow, include: ‘Fanny Beauchamp’, pp. 13–69; ‘The Jasmine Wreath’, pp. 93–176; ‘Hope Deferred’, pp. 204–299, the latter being set in Ceylon. Printer’s mark of Thomas I. White, 65, Fleet Street.
Further edn: ?1855 (NSTC).

A: 31     BOURNE, [Mary Anne].
CLARA AND EMMA, OR THE VALUE OF MINUTES; A TALE, INTERSPERSED WITH HISTORICAL ANECDOTES. BY MRS. BOURNE, AUTHORESS OF THE ‘FISHERMAN’S HUT,’ ‘CONVERSATIONS ON THE CHURCH CATECHISM,’ ‘CROOKED SIXPENCE,’ &C.
Yarmouth: Printed by and for F. Skill. Sold in London by Simpkin and Marshall, and by all other Booksellers, 1835.
iv, 156p, ill. 18mo. 1s 6d (ECB); 1s 3d (see below).
ECB 68 (1835).
BL 12804.ff.17; NSTC 2B42897; OCLC 24898428 (7 libs, microform only).
Notes. Address to ‘My Dear Young Readers’, pp. [iii]–iv, signed ‘The Author’, followed by a note on p. iv, dated ‘Coventry, Jan. 1, 1835’. The address consists of an exhortation to young people to make proper use of time; the note assures the reader that events recorded in the tale are based on fact. Adv. list (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. for books directed specifically at young people. BL copy has what appears to be original label pasted on front cover: ‘Clara and Emma; or, the Value of Minutes. Price 1s. 3d.’. Verso of t.p. reads: ‘[Entered at Stationers’ Hall.]’. Colophon of F. Skill, Quay, Yarmouth.

A: 32     CARVER, Robin.
STORIES ABOUT POLAND. THIRD EDITION, CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED. BY ROBIN CARVER. EMBELLISHED WITH A FRONTISPIECE AND VIGNETTE.
London: Printed for Thomas Tegg and Son, Cheapside; Tegg, Wise, and Co. Dublin; Griffin and Co. Glasgow; and J. and S. A. Tegg, Sydney, Australia, 1835.
viii, 172p, ill. 18mo. 2s (ECB); ‘2s. half-bound’ (LG); 2s 6d (MC).
MC (4 Mar 1835); LG 946: 157 (7 Mar 1835); ECB 100 (Feb 1835).
BL 9476.a.19; NSTC 2C10361; OCLC 12567821 (3 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece and additional engraved t.p. with vignette (titled ‘Stories about the History of Poland’), both bearing the imprint of Thomas Tegg & Son, Cheapside, precede t.p. proper. Prefatory ‘To My Young Readers’, p. [iii], signed ‘Robin Carver’, precedes list of contents, pp. [v]–viii. Colophon of R. Clay, Bread Street Hill. Originally published Boston 1833 (NSTC). In view of the preceding US edns., it is not unlikely that the ‘Third Edition’ represents the first British edn. (hence, the entry has not been asterisked).

A: 33     TAYLOR, Emily.
TALES OF THE ENGLISH. THE KNEVETS. BY EMILY TAYLOR, AUTHOR OF “TALES OF THE SAXONS,” &C. &C.
London: Printed for Darton & Harvey, Gracechurch-Street, 1835.
xi, 220p, ill. 12mo. 4s 6d (ECB, Star); 4s 6d cloth (LG).
Star (12 Nov 1835); LG 983: 749 (21 Nov 1835); ECB 578 (Nov 1835).
BL 1568/1953; NSTC 2T3208; OCLC 13349281 (3 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece with scene from the narrative facing t.p. with image depicting ‘the seal of the Fitzwalters’. Introduction, pp. [v]–xi, precedes main text. Notes occupy pp. 215–220. Printer’s mark reads: ‘Norwich: Printed by Josiah Fletcher’, with similar colophon.

A: 34     BARWELL, [Louisa Mary] [née BACON].
EDWARD, THE CRUSADER’S SON. A TALE. ILLUSTRATING THE HISTORY, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF ENGLAND IN THE ELEVENTH CENTURY. BY MRS. BARWELL. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand, 1836.
I vi, 302p, ill.; II 283p, ill. 16mo. 9s (ECB); 9s cloth (ER, LG).
MC (9 Nov 1836); LG 1012: 380 (11 June 1836); ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 43 (May 1836).
BL N.1502; NSTC 2B10926; OCLC 2677353 (3 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–vi, notes: ‘I have been induced to undertake the present work, in the belief that a tale of fiction, illustrating the particular period of history in which the story lies, would be acceptable to more than one class of readers—to those whose taste leads them to indulge in the fascinating class of literature with which the press so richly teems, and to parents who desire to place in the hands of young people an Historical Romance of sufficient interest to allure the reader, yet free from the objection so justly raised against works of imagination, as too highly stimulating for youthful minds’ (p. [iii]). Colophon of Rayner and Hodges, 15, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street.

A: 35     GODWIN, Catherine Grace.
BASIL HARLOW; OR, PRODIGALITY IS NOT GENEROSITY. BY CATHERINE GRACE GODWIN, AUTHOR OF ‘THE WANDERER’S LEGACY,’ ‘THE REPROVING ANGEL,’ &C.
London: John W. Parker, West Strand, 1836.
111p, ill. 16mo. 2s (ECB, LG).
LG 1035: 749 (19 Nov 1836); ECB 234 (Nov 1836).
BL 941.a.43; NSTC 2G2679 (NA MH); xOCLC.
Notes. Engraved vignette illustration on t.p., with vignette illustrations also heading each chapter. ‘Notes’ occupy pp. [101]–111. Adv. list (8 pp.) follows main text, offering ‘Instructive and Entertaining Works for Young Persons; Published by John W. Parker, West Strand, London’. Colophon of John W. Parker, West Strand.
Further edn: 2nd edn. 1836 (OCLC 13117896).

A: 36     HOWITT, Mary.
TALES IN PROSE: FOR THE YOUNG. BY MARY HOWITT.
London: William Darton and Son, Holborn Hill, n.d. [1836].
ii, 211p, ill. 18mo.
BL 012807.e.16; NSTC 2H33885 (BI O); OCLC 13964547 (4 libs).
Notes. BLC provides conjectured imprint date. Frontispiece and engraved t.p. with similar imprint precede t.p. proper of the volume. Dedication (1 p. unn.) ‘To the two elder children of Mr. and Mrs. R. Chambers of Edinburgh’. Preface, pp. [i]–ii, dated ‘West-end Cottage, Esher. November 1836’. List of contents (1 p. unn.) follows preface. The tales consist of: ‘A Night-Scene in a Poor Man’s House’, pp. [1]–12; ‘Mrs. Bridget and her Ward’, pp. [13]–32; ‘A Chapter of Anecdotes’, pp. [33]–53; ‘Matthew Noggins’ Letter to his Cousin’, pp. [54]–59; ‘The Three Wishes’, pp. [60]–72; ‘Barzillai Bunker and the Thief’, pp. [73]–78; ‘The Grandmother’, pp. [79]–82; ‘The Two Friends’, pp. [83]–92; ‘Fire-Side Philosophy’, pp. [93]–95; ‘The Two Boys of Florence. A Drama’, pp. [96]–117, in dialogue; ‘A Brief Memoir of Constantine and Giovanni. By their Sister’, pp. [118]–143; ‘Martha and Mary’, pp. [144]–162; ‘A Cottage Memoir’, pp. [163]–175; ‘The Honest Dutchman’, pp. [176]–185; ‘The Tale of a Triangle’, pp. [186]–211. Sometimes categorized as children’s literature, but has distinct ‘juvenile’ elements. Colophon of W. Darton and Son, Holborn Hill.
Further edns: ‘new edn.’ 1836 (NSTC); 3rd edn. 1841 (NSTC, OCLC); Boston 1839 (NSTC, OCLC).

A: 37     [PAGET, Eliza].
ROSE TALBOT: A TALE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE YOUNG DISCIPLE;” “ORPHAN’S CHOICE;” “TRUANT SCHOLAR,” &C.
London: Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch-Street, 1836.
207p., ill. 18mo. 2s 6d (ECB, LG).
LG 1038: 796 (10 Dec 1836); ECB 502 (Dec 1836).
BL N.1487; NSTC 2P1018 (BI O); OCLC 50163835 (1 lib).
Notes. Frontispiece illustrates opening scene of the tale. Printer’s mark and colophon of Joseph Rickerby, Sherbourn Lane.

B: Miscellanies and Other Collections

B: 1     ANON.
THE STORY-TELLER. A COLLECTION OF TALES, ORIGINAL, TRANSLATED, AND SELECTED. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: James Robins and Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster-Row, 1830.
I 406p, ill.; II 422p, ill. 8vo.
BL N.786,787; NSTC 2S42895 (NA MH); OCLC 22286259 (3 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece and additional engraved t.p. precede t.p. proper in each vol.. Preface (1 p. unn.) notes: ‘The selections […] are from “Blackwood’s Magazine,” “The New Monthly Magazine,” “The Ladies Museum,” “Arliss’s Pocket Magazine,” and various other sources.’ Lists of contents (1 p. unn.) in each vol. precede main text. Vol. 1 consists of 34, vol. 2 of 35 tales. Adv. list (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 1 for ‘New Publications by James Robins and Co, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, London’. Each vol. has six engraved plates, with directions to the binder on verso of p. 422 in vol. 2. These directions are followed by adv. for ‘The Cabinet of Portraits’ and adv. list (1 p. unn.) for ‘Works Illustrated by John Cruikshank, Published by James Robins and Co.’. Vol. 2 has colophon of James Robins and Co., Albion Press. Collates in fours.

B: 2     BELL, Henry Glasford.
THE RAINBOW, OR, TALES AND SKETCHES. BY HENRY GLASFORD BELL, ESQ. ILLUSTRATED WITH FINE ENGRAVINGS ON STEEL.
London: Published by Smith and Company, and sold by all Booksellers, n.d. [1830].
310p, ill. 12mo.
BL 12356.cc.9; NSTC 2B16045; OCLC 24304663 (1 lib).
Notes. BLC provides conjectured publication date. Frontispiece precedes t.p. The work as a whole contains: ‘Summer Thoughts and Rambles’ (sketch), pp. [1]–22; ‘The Stranger. A Tale Founded on Fact’, pp. [23]–40; ‘Monsters not Mentioned by Linnæus’ (sketch), pp. [41]–53; ‘The Dead Daughter. A Tale’, pp. [54]–67; ‘Proposals for an Entire Change in the Nature of Things’ (essay), pp. [68]–82; ‘The Marvellous History of Mynheer von Wodenblock’, pp. [83]–94; ‘The Two Sides of the Picture’ (didactic anecdote), pp. [95]–107; ‘History of the Rise and Progress of a Small Volume of Poems, with Some Account of their Decline and Fall’ (sketch), pp. [108]–118; ‘The Dilemma. A Tale’, pp. [119]–127; ‘ “Fruits in their Seasons”—“Strawberries and Cream” ’ (sketch), pp. [128]–136; ‘A Tale of the Sea’, pp. [137]–146; ‘Journal of Two Days, with an Interval of Forty Years’ (sketch), pp. [147]–154; ‘The Wreck of the World. A Day-dream’ (sketch), pp. [155]–161; ‘The Autobiography of Harry Pemberton’, pp. [162]–192; ‘The Incipient Author’ (sketch), pp. [193]–200; ‘The Living Mummy, and the Leyden Professor’, pp. [201]–235; ‘Love on the Clyde; an Historiette from Glasgow’, pp. [236]–246; ‘Dicky Cross, the Idiot of Exeter’, pp. [247]–274; ‘Poetical Pieces from my Old Portfolio’, pp. [275]–310. List of ‘Works recently Published by Smith, Elder, and Co.’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. Colophons of Littlewood and Co. Old Bailey. LG 789: 141 (3 Mar 1832) lists 1832 edn., as ‘My Old Portfolio’, 9s boards.
Further edn: 1832 as My Old Portfolio; or Tales and Sketches (NSTC); 1850 (OCLC).

B: 3     {BENNET, W[illia]m} [originally BENNOCH].
TRAITS OF SCOTTISH LIFE, AND PICTURES OF SCENES AND CHARACTER. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for Whittaker, Treacher, & Co. Ave-Maria-Lane, 1830.
I 349p; II 326p; III 341p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 27s (LG).
LG 693: 293 (1 May 1830); ECB 596 (May 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-54712-1; NSTC 2B18590 (BI BL, E, O); OCLC 9306253 (3 libs).
Notes. This author is almost certainly distinct from William Bennet (‘Lee Gibbons’), the supposed author of The Cavalier (EN2, 1821: 22), and other novels. Drop-head titles in each vol. read: ‘Pictures of Scottish Scenes and Character’. Vol. 1 is filled by ‘The Secret Marriage’. Vol. 2 comprises: ‘Death of the Laird of Craigwild’, pp. [1]–96; ‘The Moat of Cairn; or, Origin of the Brownies. A Semi-Heroic’ (poetry), pp. [97]–127; ‘The Family of Glenhowan’, pp. 128–246; ‘Young Edward. A Ballad’ (poetry), pp. 247–260; ‘Love of Home’, pp. 261–316; ‘William and Henry. A Scottish Pastoral’ (poetry), pp. 317–326. Vol. 3 contains: ‘The Minister’s Daughter’, pp. [1]–43; ‘Glenmannow’, pp. 44–83; ‘The Young Poet’, pp. 84–100; ‘The Soldier’, pp. 101–143; ‘Old Dibbin’, pp. 144–189; ‘Mode of Courtship among Country People in Scotland, and Romantic Incident’, pp. 190–212; ‘Remarkable Family Adventure of Saunders Watson’, pp. 213–230; ‘The Rock of the Dead’, pp. 231–257; ‘The Tailor of Craigknee’, pp. 258–276; ‘Martha, the Ballad-Singer’, pp. 277–288; ‘A Two Days’ Tour in Annandale’ (travel essay with opening address to ‘John Hunter, Esq. Mortonmill, Dumfriesshire’, signed ‘Wm. Bennet’), pp. [289]–341. Adv. list (2 pp.) follows main text in vol. 3, for ‘New Works, and New Editions of Popular Works, Printed for Whittaker, Treacher, and Co. Ave-Maria-Lane’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Shackell and Baylis, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street.

B: 4     [BURY, Lady Charlotte Susan Maria].
JOURNAL OF THE HEART. EDITED BY THE AUTHORESS OF “FLIRTATION.”
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1830.
viii, 323p, ill., music. 12mo. 10s 6d (BP); 10s 6d boards (LG); 21s for both ser. (ECB).
BP (21 June 1830); LG 701: 421 (26 June 1830); ECB 88 (1830–5).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48006-X; NSTC 2C4349 (BI BL); OCLC 1327700 (9 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [iii], to ‘Mrs. Hook, the Friend of a Lifetime’. Introduction, p. [v], followed by ‘Contents’ and ‘List of Plates’, pp. [vii]–viii, precede main text. Five plates in all. Written in the form of a personal journal or diary, with verse and music interspersed. Advs. for ‘Works by the same Author’ (1 p. unn.), listing The Separation (‘In the Press’), Flirtation (3rd edn. ‘Lately Published’), and A Marriage in High Life, at end of vol. The last of these titles is generally attributed to Lady Caroline Lucy Scott, although Bury is sometimes credited with its editing (see EN2, 1828: 71). Printer’s mark and colophon of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand. For details of 2nd ser. (1835), see B: 18 below. ECB gives publisher as Cochrane.
Further edns: 1830 [1831] (NSTC); Philadelphia 1830 (NSTC, OCLC).

B: 5     [HOLMES, Elizabeth Emra].
SCENES IN OUR PARISH. BY A “COUNTRY PARSON’S” DAUGHTER.
Bristol: Printed and published by J. Chilcott; and sold by Messrs. Hamilton, Adams, & Co., London, 1830.
xi, 299p. 12mo. 5s (ECB); 5s boards (LG).
LG 723: 773 (27 Nov 1830); ECB 516 (Nov 1830).
BL N.800; NSTC 2H26988 (BI C, O); OCLC 13791521 (3 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [v] to ‘the living Companions of my pleasant Walks; and to the blessed Memory of the Dead’. This is followed by list of contents, p. [vi], and an ‘Introduction’, pp. [vii]–xi, which notes: ‘A deservedly popular writer, (I do not remember her exact words, but this, I am sure, is her meaning,) says, “All women who publish, do so, either for money or fame.” It would not become me to say she is wrong; you cannot expect me to say, she is right; attribute to me which motive you please. But as I allow you thus much, believe me when I add, that having written, and having published; I humbly and earnestly trust that some advantage, far beyond either fame or riches, may arise, both to the writer and the reader. It will be so, if I should be the means of directing any one eye to that light which is from above; or any heart to that “peace which passeth understanding.” Is it possible that so weak and contemptible and agent, should be so honoured? Yes!’ (pp. x–xi). The work contains: ‘An Old Couple’, pp. [1]–24; ‘Christmas-Day, 1829’ (sketch), pp. [25]–37; ‘The Graves of Infants’ (sketch), pp. [39]–54; ‘Mary, the Sailor’s Widow’, pp. [55]–80; ‘The Last of the Family’ (sketch), pp. [81]–100; ‘The Dorcas Meeting’ (sketch), pp. [101]–114; ‘Blind Sarah’ (sketch), pp. [115]–133; ‘The Blind Communicant’ (verse), pp. 134–6; ‘The Strawberry Feast’ (sketch), pp. [137]–151; ‘The Laying of the Foundation Stone’, pp. [152]–172; ‘The Vestry’, pp. [173]–194; ‘Whit-Monday’ (didactic essay), pp. [195]–216; ‘A Day of Gloom’, pp. [217]–246; ‘A Tale of Low Life’ pp. [247]–272; ‘A Party of Pleasure’, pp. [273]–287; ‘Conclusion’, pp. [288]–299. Each tale/sketch is progressively dated, from 2 Dec 1829 to 25 Aug 1830. Colophon reads: ‘J. Chilcott, 30, Wine Street, Bristol’. For details of the 2nd ser. (1832), see B: 11 below.
Further edn: both ser., New York 1833 (NSTC, OCLC).

B: 6     [SMITH, Horatio].
THE MIDSUMMER MEDLEY FOR 1830. A SERIES OF COMIC TALES, SKETCHES, AND FUGITIVE VAGARIES, IN PROSE AND VERSE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “BRAMBLETYE HOUSE,” &C. &C. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1830.
I v, 262p; II iv, 260p. 16mo. 14s (BP, ECB); 14s boards (LG).
BP (6 Aug 1830); LG 708: 534 (14 Aug 1830); ECB 384 (Aug 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-54703-2; NSTC 2S26647 (BI BL, C, O; NA DLC); OCLC 5386674 (15 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–v, notes: ‘our Publishers, influenced doubtless by the postponement of the Midsummer weather till the latter end of July, have very naturally selected the same period for the appearance of The Midsummer Medley’ (p. v). Note on otherwise blank page following preface reads: ‘A few of the Papers have already appeared in the New Monthly Magazine’. Lists of contents precede main text in vols. 1 (1 p. unn) and 2 (pp. [iii]–iv). Vol. 1 comprises: ‘The Hurricane and the Menace’ (poetry), pp. [1]–11; ‘The Italian Image-Boy’, pp. 12–27; ‘The Pleasant Tête-à-Tête’ (poetry), pp. 27–30; ‘The Legend of Saint Basil’, pp. 31–66; ‘Song’ (poetry), pp. 66–67; ‘Flavius and Julia Donna. A Tale of the Second Century’, pp. 68–101; ‘A Tour to the Lakes’ (poetry), pp. 101–114; ‘Hints to the Young Novel-Writer: With Specimens’ (poetry), pp. 115–213; ‘The Sanctuary’ (poetry), pp. 214–218; ‘Hatem Tai: An Arabian Tale’, pp. 218–233; ‘An Easy Remedy’ (poetry), pp. 233–235; ‘Mr. Mark Higginbotham’s Case of Real Distress’, pp. 235–262. Vol. 2 contains: ‘The Birth-Day of Spring’ (poetry), pp. [1]–3; ‘Clio Club at Brighton’ (poetry), pp. 3–7; ‘The Brewer’s Wife: A Ghost Story’, pp. 8–38; ‘Stanzas on Meeting the Duchess of St. Alban’s after an Interval of Many Years’ (poetry), pp. 38–41; ‘Madame Talleyrand and the Traveller’ (poetry), pp. 41–45; ‘Alfadhel Alderamy: An Arabian Tale’, pp. 45–72; ‘To the Furze Bush’ (poetry), pp. 73–75; ‘The Poet’s Will’ (poetry), pp. 75–81; ‘Count Alessandro’, pp. 81–96; ‘The Pleasures of Brighton: A New Song by the Civic Visitants’ (poetry), pp. 96–99; ‘The Mother’s Mistake’ (poetry), pp. 100–102; ‘Adventure of a London Traveller’, pp. 103–120; ‘Marshal Saxe and his Physician’ (poetry), pp. 120–123; ‘Extracts from my Aunt Martha’s Diary’, pp. 124–136; ‘A Hint to Retiring Citizens’ (poetry), pp. 136–139; ‘Good News for the Ladies’, pp. 139–153; ‘Proposals for Setting Fire to Paternoster Row’, pp. 153–165; ‘Projects and Companies’ (poetry), pp. 166–170; ‘Penitentiaries for the Polite’, pp. 171–184; ‘How to Be a Gentleman’, pp. 184–201; ‘Encomium Moriæ; or, the Praise of Folly’ (poetry), pp. 201–203; ‘Approaching Downfall of the Golden Calf’, pp. 204–225; ‘Elegy to the Memory of Miss Emily Kay’ (poetry), pp. 225–227; ‘The French Governess’ (poetry), pp. 228–230; ‘A Lament for the Writer of Modern Novels’ (partly in verse), pp. 230–252; ‘The Birth of the Invisible’ (poetry), pp. 252–257; ‘The Political Trimmer: A Character’ (poetry), pp. 258–260. List of ‘Works Preparing for Immediate Publication, by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 1. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.
Further edn: 1832 (NSTC, OCLC).

B: 7     TALBOT, [William] H[enry] Fox.
LEGENDARY TALES, IN VERSE AND PROSE. COLLECTED BY H. FOX TALBOT, ESQ.
London: James Ridgway, 169, Piccadilly, 1830.
253p. 16mo. 8s 6d (ECB); 8s 6d boards (LG).
LG 702: 437 (3 July 1830); ECB 574 (June 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-51054-6; NSTC 2T1170 (BI BL, C, E, O); OCLC 29087336 (1 lib).
Notes. List of contents (1 p. unn.). Nine items as follows: ‘The Magic Mirror’ (poetry), pp. [1]–20; ‘Conrad; or, a Tale of the Crusades’, pp. [21]–79; ‘The Presentiment’ (prose and poetry), pp. [81]–124; ‘A Danish Legend’ (poetry), pp. [125]–138; ‘Rosina’, pp. [139]–165; ‘Sir Edwin; or, the Zauber-Thal’ (poetry), pp. [167]–189; ‘Rubezahl; or, the Mountain Spirit. (Freely Translated from the German of Musæus)’, pp. [191]–217; ‘The Pearls, a Ballad’ (poetry), pp. [219]–224; ‘The Bandit Chief’, pp. [225]–253. Printer’s mark and colophon of T. Brettell, Rupert Street, Haymarket.

B: 8     [ANDERSON, William].
ODD SKETCHES, BY THE AUTHOR OF “POETICAL ASPIRATIONS.”
Edinburgh: Joseph Skeaf, 3, Hanover Street, 1831.
vi, 172p, ill. 12mo.
ECB 420 (Feb 1831).
E T.145.h 1(1); NSTC 2A11961 (BI BL); xOCLC.
Notes. Dedication to ‘Sir David Erskine, Knight, of Dryburgh Abbey’. A mixture of fictional episodes, sketches, and poetry. Twelve main items listed in ‘Contents’, with ‘Epigrams’ (poetical end-pieces) interspersed within these listed separately. The main items consist of: ‘The Water-Carriers of Edinburgh’, pp. [1]–10; ‘A Ghost Story’, pp. 11–17; ‘The Broken Heart’, pp. 18–33; ‘Menie Nelson’, pp. 34–46; ‘The Man of Honour’, pp. 47–92; ‘My Tailor’, pp. 93–102; ‘The Smuggler’s Isle’, pp. 102–113; ‘Fragments of a Sketch’, pp. 114–122; ‘The Village Ball’, pp. 123–145; ‘Amusing Aphorisms and Odd Observations’, pp. 146–152; ‘Newspapers’, pp. 153–161; ‘Kittletie-Coatie’, pp. 162–172. Vignette illustration of Democritus on t.p., with similar illustration of Heraclitus at end of main text. Printer’s mark, verso of t.p., reads ‘James Clarke & Co. Printers, Edinburgh’, with similar colophon.

B: 9     HARRISON, W[illiam] H[enry].
THE HUMOURIST, A COMPANION FOR THE CHRISTMAS FIRESIDE. BY W. H. HARRISON, AUTHOR OF “TALES OF A PHYSICIAN,” & C. EMBELLISHED BY FIFTY ENGRAVINGS, EXCLUSIVE OF NUMEROUS VIGNETTES, FROM DESIGNS BY THE LATE T. ROWLANDSON.
London: Published by R. Ackermann, 96, Strand; and sold by R. Ackermann, jun., 191, Regent Street, 1831/32.
I (1831) xiv, 286p, ill. II (1832) xii, 288p, ill. 12mo. 12s each vol. (ECB).
ECB 256 (Oct 1830, Oct 1831).
BL PP.6620; NSTC 2H9966 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 27830731 (7 libs).
Notes. Although apparently conceived of as a periodical, the work in its present form effectively constitutes an autonomous two-vol. collection. Vol. 2 has a nearly identical t.p. to vol. 1, with the only modification being: ‘Embellished by Eighty Engravings, Designed and Executed by W. H. Brooke.’ Frontispiece to vol. 1 illustrates ‘The Humourist and her Crew’, a ship on wheels drawn by a mule and escorted by three one-legged men; while that of vol. 2 depicts ‘Emigration’. Preface, vol. 1, pp. [v]–ix, states: ‘On presenting an addition to the already extensive list of Annuals, the Author feels called upon to say a few words by way of preface, in doing which he cannot but acknowledge that the Publisher and himself are very much in the situation of the sailors in the Frontispiece: they have just launched a new vessel, and are soliciting the favour and patronage of the Public, in the absence of which they will inevitably be found in one of the most awkward of all nautical dilemmas, namely, without a sale. // Should his Readers carry the simile still farther, and allege, with reference to the one-legged mariners, that it is a lame affair, the Author would plead a classical authority for pleading his lucubrations “stans pede in uno” […] The Author is quite aware that it will avail him little to plead, in extenuation of the imperfections of the work, the fact of his having been called to it at an advanced period of the last spring; yet, as he will not again labour under a similar disadvantage—and he has found it no trifling one—he may reasonably indulge the hope of rendering The Humourist, for next year, more worthy of the patronage of the Public. In the mean time, he begs, respectfully, to present to them the fruit of his present labours.’ Preface to vol. 2, pp. [v]–viii, begins: ‘Were the Author, after having so frequently presented himself in the arena of letters, to repeat his apology for the intrusion in this instance, he would, probably, obtain as little credit for sincerity as certain other performers, whose affection for the public leads them to convert a tragedy into a farce, by taking a “last farewell” of heir “patrons” every year’ (p. [iii]). Each vol. has list of contents, (vol. 1, pp. [xi]–xii; vol. 2, p. [x]) and table of illustrations (vol. 1, pp. [xiii]–xiv; vol. 2, pp. [x]–xii). Vol. 1 contains: ‘The Living Legacy, or the Doctors Puzzled’ (poetry), pp. [1]–14; ‘Uncle Timothy, or the Ring Fence’, pp. 15–23; ‘The March of Intellect’ (poetry), pp. 24–29; ‘Gideon Owen, or Timing a Shipwreck’, pp. 30–39; ‘The Two Dorothys, or the Rival Relatives’ (poetry), pp. 40–46; ‘The Bull and the Botanists’, pp. 47–53; ‘Fire and Water, or the Man in the Sun’, pp. 54–63; ‘A Chapter of Accidents’, pp. 64–[74]; ‘The Infant Prodigy’ (poetry), pp. [76]–[81]; ‘Love in a Box’, pp. 83–98; ‘Rich and Poor’ (poetry), pp. 99–111; ‘A Taste of Matrimony’, pp. 112–122; ‘The Cow Doctor’ (poetry), pp. 123–135; ‘The Steeple Chase’, pp. 136–[141]; ‘The Deserter’ (poetry), pp. 143–[147]; ‘The Runaway’, pp. 149–[153]; ‘Lord Mayor’s Day’ (poetry), pp. 155–161; ‘The Modern Ulysses’, pp. 162–169; ‘Recruiting’ (poetry), pp. 170–174; ‘The Life of a Pedagogue’, pp. 175–182; ‘The Antiquary’ (poetry), pp. [184]–187; ‘My First Love’, pp. 188–198; ‘The Tender Passion’ (poetry), pp. [200]–207; ‘Country Quarters’, pp. 208–225; ‘A Ride to the Races’ (poetry), pp. 226–230; ‘Memoirs of a Painter’, pp. [232]–241; ‘The Court-Day’ (poetry), pp. [244]–246; ‘The New Rector’, pp. [248]–257; ‘Hydrophobia’ (poetry), pp. 258–265; ‘A View on the Coast’, pp. 266–271; ‘The Dumb Monitors, or the Sot Reclaimed’, pp. 272–280. Vol. 2 consists of: ‘Christmas’ (poetry), pp. [3]–6; ‘The Cares of Corpulence’, pp. [9]–23; ‘The Zoologist’ (poetry), pp. [24]–33; ‘Blue Bess, a Tale of the Sea’, pp. [34]–48; ‘Dick Dowlas’ (poetry), pp. [51]–58; ‘The Veterans’, pp. [61]–71; ‘Heart for Heart; or, O’Slaughter’s Courtship’ (poetry), pp. [72]–78; ‘The Bull and the Barber’, pp. [81]–87; ‘Taming a Tartar’ (poetry), pp. [88]–94; ‘Black and White’, pp. [97]–110; ‘The Two Adjutants’ (poetry), pp. [113]–134; ‘The Monk of Saint Dominic’, pp. [137]–164; ‘The False One. A Modern Sappho’s Lament’ (poetry), pp. [167]–170; ‘The Governess’, pp. [173]–186; ‘A Royal Visit. An Epistle from a Young Lady to her Friend’ (poetry), pp. [189]–201; ‘The Abbot’s Kitchen; or, Laying a Ghost’, pp. [202]–227; ‘Reform’ (poetry), pp. [228]–233; ‘More Copy!’, pp. [234]–252; ‘Love in the East’ (poetry), pp. [255]–262; ‘The Brothers’, pp. [265]–274; ‘Postscript’, pp. [277]–280. Adv. lists for ‘Works of Art Published by, or to Be Had of, R. Ackermann’, occupy pp. [281]–286 and pp. [285]–288 of each vol. respectively. Vol. 1 has printer’s mark and colophon of F. Shoberl, jun., Long Acre, while vol. 2 bears mark and colophon of J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.

B: 10     WATTS, Alaric A[lexander] (editor).
SCENES OF LIFE AND SHADES OF CHARACTER. EDITED BY ALARIC A. WATTS, EDITOR OF “THE LITERARY SOUVENIR.” IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 332p; II 312p. 8vo. 21s (BP, ECB, ER); 21s boards (LG).
BP (30 Dec 1830); LG 728: 12 (1 Jan 1831); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 626 (1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-51163-1; NSTC 2W8761 (BI BL, C, Dt, E, O); OCLC 48768958 (1 lib).
Notes. ‘Advertisement’ (1 p. unn.), dated ‘December, 1830’, reads: ‘The following pages are the production of several hands. A portion of the papers contained in them was printed several years ago in a periodical Work of limited circulation [BP tentatively suggests The Literary Gazette], which has since been discontinued. These, however, have undergone so much alteration, as to give them a title to be regarded almost as novelties; and, with the addition of several original sketches, may fairly be said to constitute a new work’. Lists of contents (1 p. unn. each) precede main text in each vol. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘The Benevolent Lady’, pp. [1]–16; ‘Sensible People’, pp. [17]–24; ‘The Female Splenetic’, pp. [25]–30; ‘The Wedding Excursion’, pp. [31]–49; ‘The Squire of Dames’, pp. [51]–63; ‘My Uncle Shafton’, pp. [65]–78; ‘Particular People’, pp. [79]–87; ‘Book Borrowers’, pp. [89]–113; ‘Book Beggars’, pp. [115]–127; ‘The Golden Helmet’, pp. [129]–159; ‘Morning Calls in the Country’, pp. [161]–178; ‘House Hunting’, pp. [179]–199; ‘Leading Articles’, pp. [201]–212; ‘The Favourite’, pp. [213]–267; ‘An Advertisement’, pp. [269]–275; ‘Schlemihl the Second’, pp. [277]–305; ‘The Sleeping Friar of Conradsburg’, pp. [307]–332. Vol. 2 contains: ‘Miseries of a Ball-Room’, pp. [1]–15; ‘The May-Flower of Downie. A Scottish Tradition’, pp. [17]–59; ‘The Maiden Aunt’, pp. [61]–75; ‘Decline and Fall of the English Empire’, pp. [77]–102; ‘The Last Coffin’, pp. [103]–120; ‘The Magazine Publisher’, pp. [121]–135; ‘Nobody’, pp. [137]–146; ‘The Child of Impulse’, pp. [147]–161; ‘Pleasure Parties’, pp. [163]–171; ‘The Awkward Man’, pp. [173]–182; ‘The Marble Heart’, pp. [183]–214; ‘Secrets Worth Knowing’, pp. [215]–263; ‘The Heir Presumptive’, pp. [265]–312. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Manning and Co., London House Yard, St. Paul’s. Bentley MS List notes: ‘Agreement with Alaric A. Watts, June 23 1829 entire copyright for £50, and £50 worth of books’.

B: 11     [HOLMES, Elizabeth Emra].
SCENES IN OUR PARISH. BY A “COUNTRY PARSON’S” DAUGHTER. SECOND SERIES.
London: J. Hatchard and Son, 187, Piccadilly, 1832.
xii, 280p. 12mo. 5s (ECB); 5s boards (ER, LG).
LG 804: 381 (16 June 1832); ER 55: 582 (July 1832); ECB 516 (June 1832).
BL N.877; NSTC 2H26988 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 4293683 (4 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [iii], reads: ‘All Who Have Been kindly Interested in the First, this Second Series of Scenes in our Parish, Is respectfully and gratefully Inscribed’. Followed by list of contents, p. [vi], and ‘Introduction to the Second Series’, pp. [v]–xii. This last notes: ‘I am a Church of England Christian, and claim a right, when occasion offers, to express feelings with which my very life seems bound up. I have been blamed more than once for the melancholy colouring generally observable in my pictures. I will confess the truth. I am living in a sinful, and therefore a sad world: where I see cloud and storm, how should my picture be a sunny one?’ (pp. vi–vii). Contains: ‘The Evening School’ (sketch), pp. [1]–19; ‘A Walk on a Wet Day’ (sketch), pp. [20]–43; ‘One Half Hour to Poetry’, pp. [44]–59; ‘The Ladye Elizabeth’, pp. [60]–74; ‘Alice Grey’, pp. [75]–94; ‘The Crew’s Hold’, pp. [95]–124; ‘The Confirmation’ (sketch), pp. [125]–142; ‘The Woods’ (sketch), pp. [143]–157; ‘The Day’s Work Done’, pp. [158]–183; ‘A Visit to the Old Court’, pp. [184]–207; ‘Extract from a Letter Describing a Country Funeral’ (sketch), pp. [208]–215; ‘Remembrances of an Ordination’ (sketch), pp. [216]–230; ‘One Page in my Life recorded on the 31st of October, 1831’, pp. [231]–278; ‘Conclusion’, pp. [269]–280. Advs. (4 pp. unn.) at end of vol. list ‘Works Published by J. Hatchard and Son’. Each tale/sketch is progressively dated, from 30 Dec 1830 to 3 Mar 1832. Printer’s mark of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand. For details of the 1st ser. (1830), see B: 5 above.
Further edn: both ser., New York 1833 (NSTC, OCLC).

B: 12     ROSCOE, Thomas (trans.).
THE SPANISH NOVELISTS: A SERIES OF TALES, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE CLOSE OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINALS, WITH CRITICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES. BY THOMAS ROSCOE, EDITOR OF THE ITALIAN AND GERMAN NOVELISTS, &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington-Street, Late Colburn and Bentley, 1832.
I x, 360p; II vi, 341p; III iv, 322p. 12mo. 27s cloth (BP, ER, LG); 27s (ECB, Star);.
BP (20 Oct 1832); Star (20 Oct 1832); LG 823: 685 (27 Oct 1832); ER 56: 570 (Jan 1833); ECB 502 (Sept 1832).
Corvey; NSTC 2R17508 (BI BL, C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 8327346 (33 libs).
Notes. This work comprises translations of various Spanish fictions (with some biographical sketches of the authors), ranging in original date of publication from 1335 to 1692. Dedication, p. [iii], ‘To John Knowles, Esq., F. R. S. […] as a Testimonial of the Editor’s Esteem and Regard’. Preface, pp. [v]–viii, stating aim to follow plan of previous ‘Italian and German specimens’, so as ‘to convey to the English reader some idea of […] the peculiar manners, customs, and modes of thinking at different periods, as exhibited in this form of composition’ (p. [v]). Lists of contents occupy pp. [ix]–x in vol. 1, pp. [v]–vi in vol. 2 and pp. [iii]–iv in vol. 3. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘Don Juan Manuel’, pp. [1]–11; ‘El Conde Lucanor’, pp. [12]–40; ‘Mendoza’, pp. [41]–50; ‘The Life of Lazariollo de Tormes, his Fortunes and his Mishaps’, pp. [51]–126; ‘Mateo Aleman’, pp. [127]–131; ‘Guzman D‘Alfarache’s Adventure with an Innkeeper at Cantillana’, pp. 132–233; ‘Cervantes’, pp. [235]–241; ‘Rinconete and Cortadillo’, pp. 242–276; ‘The Pretended Aunt [Footnote] A Story of Real Life, Which Occurred at Salamanca in the Year 1575’, pp. 277–300; ‘El Amante Liberal’, pp. 301–360. Vol. 2 contains: ‘Quevedo’, pp. [1]–8; ‘Vision The First. Of the Catchpole Possessed’, pp. [9]–24; ‘Vision the Third. Of the Last Judgement’, pp. 24–42; ‘The History of the Life and Actions of Paul, the Spanish Sharper’, pp. 43–158; ‘Montalvan’, pp. [159]–164; ‘The Test of Friendship’, pp. 165–242; ‘The Effect of Being Undeceived’, pp. 243–267; ‘Antonio de Eslava’, pp. [269]–271; ‘The Fountain of Truth’, pp. 272–297; ‘Donna Maria de Zayas’, pp. [299]–302; ‘The Miser Chastised’, pp. 303–341. Vol. 3 consists of: ‘Matias de Los Reyes’, pp. [1]–4; ‘The Dumb Lover and his Physician’, pp. 5–16; ‘The Mirror of Friends’, pp. 17–39; ‘Love and Honour’, pp. 40–67; ‘The King and the Minister’, pp. 68–87; ‘Don Christoval Lozano’, pp. [89]–91; ‘Soledades de la Vida, &c.’, pp. 92–109; ‘Jealousy of the Dead’, pp. 110–128; ‘Guevara’, pp. [129]–132; ‘Modern Miracles; or Spirits of the Other World’, pp. 133–157; ‘Isidro de Robles’, pp. [159]–162; ‘The Diamond Ring’, pp. 163–214; ‘A Prodigious Adventure’, pp. 215–230; ‘Salorzano’, pp. [231]–234; ‘The Duchess of Mantua’, pp. 235–285; ‘The Mask’, pp. 286–322. Adv. (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of Bradbury and Evans, 22, Bouverie Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 500 copies.
Further edn: 1868 (OCLC).

B: 13     MAC FARLANE, C[harles].
THE LIVES AND EXPLOITS OF BANDITTI AND ROBBERS IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. BY C. MAC FARLANE, ESQ. AUTHOR OF “ CONSTANTINOPLE IN 1829,” AND “THE ROMANCE OF ITALIAN HISTORY.” IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Edward Bull, Holles Street, and J. Andrews, New Bond Street, 1833.
I 328p, ill.; II 312p, ill. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s boards (ER); ‘16 Engravings, 21s. bds.’ (LG).
LG 826: 733 (17 Nov 1832); ER 56: 570 (Jan 1833); ECB 359 (Nov 1832).
BL 613.f.24; NSTC 2M3807 (BI C, E; NA MH); OCLC 6620478 (25 libs).
Notes. Each vol. has additional engraved t.p., with vignette illustration. List of contents for each vol.; that to vol. 1 on verso also lists ‘Illustrations’ (14 in all, including frontispieces). Vol. 1 consists of: ‘General View of Banditti and Robbers’, pp. [3]–42; ‘The Robber of the Abruzzi’ [running title reads ‘Marco Sciarra, of the Abruzzi’], pp. [43]–57; ‘The Brigands of Calabria’, pp. [58]–99; ‘Francatripa’, pp. [100]–105; ‘Benincasa and Others’, pp. [106]–114; ‘Brigands of Calabria. Continued’, pp. [115]–128); ‘Scarolla’, pp. [129]–132; ‘Conclusion to the Brigands of Calabria’, pp. [133]–142; ‘The Vardarelli’, pp. [143]–185; ‘Don Ciro, or the Priest-Robber’, pp. [186]–234; ‘Roman Banditti’, pp. [235]–287; ‘Brigands of Lombardy’, pp. [288]–294; ‘Neapolitan and Roman Brigands. Sundry Anecdotes, Facetious and Serious’, pp. [295]–328. Vol. 2 comprises: ‘Sicilian Brigands’, pp. [3]–19; ‘Spanish Brigands’, pp. [20]–39; ‘Polinario’, pp. [40]–42; ‘Spanish Brigands. (Continued.)’, pp. [43]–76; ‘Schinder-Hannes (Jack the Flayer), or the Robber of the Rhine’, pp. [77]–96; ‘Hungarian Robbers’, pp. [97]–108; ‘The Robber-King’, pp. [109]–112; ‘The Pindarries’, pp. [113]–137; ‘Trimbukjee’, pp. [138]–144; ‘The Highlanders of India, or the Rohilla Robbers’, pp. [145]–150; ‘Mewatties.—Bheels.—Baugries.—Moghies.—Gwarriahs.—Thugs’, pp. [151]–174; ‘Afghan Robbers’, pp. [175]–180; ‘The Buccaneers of America’, pp. [181]–243; ‘The Abbé de Vatteville’, pp. [244]–253; ‘Chinese Pirates’, pp. [254]–312. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.
Further edns: 1833 (Corvey); 1837 (NSTC, OCLC); New York 1833 (NSTC, OCLC).

B: 14     {FOX, Lady Mary (editor)}.
FRIENDLY CONTRIBUTIONS, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THREE INFANT SCHOOLS, IN THE PARISH OF KENSINGTON.
n.p. [Kensington]: Printed solely for the Right Honourable the Lady Mary Fox, 1834.
155p. 16mo.
BL 12331.b.23; NSTC 2F13125 (BI O); OCLC 23678167 (3 libs).
Notes. Dedication ‘by Permission to Lord Holland, by his Affectionate Daughter Mary Fox’ (1 p. unn.); this is followed by a list of contents (1 p. unn.). The vol. contains: ‘Atmos the Giant, and his Relations. By the Rev. I. Blanco White’, pp. [1]–18; ‘Flora and the Flower. By Miss Bessie Napier’, pp. [19]–21; ‘Fancies during my Walks in London’, pp. [22]–50; ‘Rosalie d’Aubignie. A Tale. By Mrs. Marcet’, pp. [51]–105; ‘Night. By Miss Bessie Napier’ (poetry), p. [106]; ‘The Spider and the Fly’ (poetry), pp. [107]–111; ‘Epitaph’ (poetry), p. [112]; ‘A Dream. By Miss Bessie Napier’ (sketch), pp. [113]–116; ‘The Second Part of The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. By Mrs. Whately’, pp. [117]–146; ‘The Disease of Science’ (essay and poetry, signed ‘R. Nelson. R E.. Berlin.—May. 5. 1834.’), pp. [147]–153; ‘Imitation of an Old English Poet. By the Late Rev. J. Marriot’ (poetry), pp. [154]–155. Printer’s mark and colophon of Bournes, jun., Brothers, Church Street, Kensington. ECB 219 gives date as June 1836, evidently referring to a later edn.
Further edns: London 1836 (NSTC); 1838 (OCLC).

B: 15     JAMESON, {A}[nna Brownell].
VISITS AND SKETCHES AT HOME AND ABROAD WITH TALES AND MISCELLANIES NOW FIRST COLLECTED AND A NEW EDITION OF THE DIARY OF AN ENNUYÉE. BY MRS. JAMESON, AUTHOR OF “THE CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN,” &C. IN FOUR VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1834.
I xiii, 301p, ill.; II vi, 306p, ill.; III 305p, ill.; IV 305p, ill. 12mo. 42s (ECB, LG); 42s cloth (ER).
LG 909: 438 (21 June 1834); ER 59: 529 (July 1834); ECB 305 (June 1834).
Corvey; CME 3-628-51312-X; NSTC 2J2647 (BI BL, C, E, O); OCLC 5531549 (21 libs).
Notes. Prefatory ‘The Author to the Reader’, pp. [vii]–xiii, signed ‘A. J.’ and dated ‘May 1834’. In this the authoress notes, that part of the work was inspired by her trip to Germany and was not originally written for publication. List of ‘Errata to Vol. I’ (1 p. unn.) follows preface. Lists of contents occupy pp. [iii]–vi in vols. 1 and 2 and precede main text in vols. 3 and 4 (1 p. unn. each). The sketches consist of: ‘Sketches of Art, Literature, and Character’, ‘Part I. In Three Dialogues’, vol. 1, pp. [1]–202; ‘Part II. Memoranda at Munich, Nuremburg, and Dresden’, vol. 1, p. [203]–vol. 2, p. 146; ‘Hardwicke’, vol. 2, pp. [147]–197; ‘Althorpe’, pp. [199]–230; ‘Mrs. Siddons’, pp. [231]–268; ‘Sketches of Fanny Kemble in Juliet’, pp. [269]–306; ‘The False One’, vol. 3, pp. [1]–71; ‘Halloran the Pedlar’, pp. [73]–117; ‘The Indian Mother’, pp. [119]–144; ‘Much Coin, Much Care. A Dramatic Proverb Written for Hyacinthe, Emily, Caroline, and Edward’, pp. [145]–192; ‘Diary of an Ennuyée’, vols. 3 (from p. [193], with varying running title) and 4. ‘The Diary of an Ennuyée’, a fictional travel autobiography, had been first published as A Lady’s Diary (1826), and then reissued in the same year under the present title (see EN2, p. 34n). Vignette illustrations after end of main text in each vol. Incorrect pagination in vol. 2: final page misnumbered ‘366’ instead of 306; also incorrect pagination in vol. 3: final pages read ‘302, 305, 306, 305’, instead of 302, 303, 304, 305. Printer’s marks and colophons of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1835 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn. 1839 (NSTC, OCLC); New York 1834 (NSTC, OCLC).

B: 16     [SOUTHEY, Robert].
THE DOCTOR, &C.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1834/35.
I (1834) xxxi, 312p; II (1834)  xxviii, 351p; III (1835) xxix, 345p. 12mo. 21s boards (LG); vol. 3: 10s 6d cloth (ER); 10s 6d (MC); 52s 6d for 5 vols. (ECB).
LG 887: 44 (18 Jan 1834); ECB 166 (Jan 1834); vol. 3: MC (25 June 1835); ER 61: 539 (July 1835).
BL N.1025; NSTC 2S32340 (BI C, Dt, E, P; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 1179713 (54 libs).
Notes. Quotation from ‘Butler’s Remains’ verso facing t.p. in vol. 1 and verso of half-title in vol. 3. T.ps. in vols. 1–2 include triangular symbol with text printed in red ink, while vol. 3 of BL copy lacks t.p. ‘Prelude of Mottoes’ occupies vol. 1, pp. v–viii, and is followed by ‘Postscript’, pp. ix–xii; a similar ‘Prelude of Mottoes’ occupies vol. 3, pp. v–x. Lists of contents occupy pp. xiii–xxxi, v–xxviii, and xi–xxix in each vol. respectively. Printer’s marks and colophons of W. Nicol, Cleveland Row, St. James’s. Corvey copy (CME 3-628-47441-8) consists of vols. 1 and 2 only, and features separately printed adv. list (12 pp.) at end of vol. 1, listing ‘Valuable Standard Works Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, London’, and dated at the head ‘February, 1834’. Another BL copy of vols. 1 and 2 (C.43.b.22) is a presentation copy from the author to S. T. Coleridge, and contains annotation by Coleridge: the Longmans list at the end of vol. 1 is ‘October, 1833’. The remaining vols. were published with the following imprint dates: vol. 4 (1837); vol. 5 (1838); vols. 6–7 (1847). Longman Archives (A4, 83, 85, 92; H12, 182, 236, 262) record print runs of 1,000 (vols. 1–2), 1,000 (vol. 3), 1,250 (vol. 4), and 1,250 (vol. 5) copies.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1835 (OCLC); vols. 1–3: New York 1836 (NSTC, OCLC). All 7 vols: 1848 (OCLC); 1849 (OCLC); 1853 (NSTC, OCLC); 1856 (NSTC, OCLC); 1862 (OCLC); 1865 (OCLC).

B: 17     {BULWER L[YTTON], E[dward George]}.
THE STUDENT[.] A SERIES OF PAPERS, BY THE AUTHOR OF “EUGENE ARAM,” “ENGLAND AND THE ENGLISH,” &C. &C. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1835.
I xi, 335p; II viii, 361p. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s boards (ER, LG).
MC (22 Apr 1835); LG 955: 300 (9 May 1835); ER 61: 538 (July 1835); ECB 84 (Apr 1835).
BL 1208.h.11; NSTC 2B57540 (BI C, E, NCu, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 3173065 (30 libs).
Notes. Originally published in the New Monthly Magazine, 1830–1, and subsequently first issued in book-form in a US edn., as Conversations of an Ambitious Student in Ill Health; with Other Pieces (New York, 1832). Dedication (1 p. unn.) ‘To my Esteemed and Excellent Friend, Colonel D’Aguilar’, dated ‘Hertford Street, April 20, 1835’. Preface, vol. 1, pp. [vii]–xi, notes: ‘A series of papers which I published some time since in the New Monthly Magazine, under the title of “Conversations with an Ambitious Student,” attracted much favourable attention; and I have been often earnestly requested to collect and republish them. I postponed, however, doing so, from time to time’ (p. [vii]). It later states: ‘I should observe that they belong rather to the poetical than the logical philosophy—that […] they address the sentiment rather than the intellect—choosing for their materials the metaphysics of the heart and the passions, which are more often employed in the Fiction than the Essay’ (pp. viii–ix). List of contents (1 p. unn.) precedes main text in vol. 1 and occupies pp. [v]–viii in vol. 2. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘On the Difference between Authors and the Impression Conveyed of them by their Work’, pp. [1]–26; ‘Monos and Daimonos’, pp. [27]–48; ‘On the Departure of Youth’, pp. [49]–72; ‘The World as It Is’, pp. [73]–101; ‘Knebworth’, pp. [103]–126; ‘The Choice of Phylias. A Tale’, pp. [127]–147; ‘Lake Leman, and its Associations’, pp. [149]–188; ‘The True Ordeal of Love. A Moral Tale for Married People’, pp. [189]–211; ‘On the Want of Sympathy’, pp. 213–227; ‘Arasmanes; or, the Seeker’, pp. [229]–293; ‘On Ill Health. And its Consolations’, pp. [295]–311; ‘The Law of Arrest. A Tale from Facts’, pp. [315]–322; ‘On Satiety’, pp. [323]–335. Vol. 2 contains: ‘On Infidelity in Love’, pp. [1]–11; ‘Fi-Ho-Ti; or, the Pleasures of Reputation. A Chinese Tale’, pp. [13]–34; ‘The Knowledge of the World in Men and Books’, pp. [35]–53; ‘The Tale of Kosem Kesamin, the Magician’, pp. [55]–92; ‘On the Passion for the Universal’, pp. [93]–108; ‘Ferdinand Fitzroy, or Too Handsome for any Thing’, pp. [109]–123; ‘The New Phædo, or Conversations on Things Human and Divine, with One Condemned’ (in the manner of the dialogues of Plato), pp. [125]–361. Printer’s marks and colophons of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand. Originally adv. in MC (23 Mar 1835), as ‘Mr. Bulwer’s New Work. Nearly ready’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1835 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn. 1836 (OCLC); ‘new edn.’, revised, 1840 (OCLC); French trans., 1835; German trans., 1835.

B: 18     [BURY, Lady Charlotte Susan Maria].
JOURNAL OF THE HEART. EDITED BY THE AUTHORESS OF “FLIRTATION.” SECOND SERIES.
London: James Cochrane and Co., 11, Waterloo Place, 1835.
351p. 12mo. 10s 6d boards (ER, LG); 10s 6d (Star); 21s for both ser. (ECB).
Star (2 June 1835); LG 955: 300 (9 May 1835); ER 61: 539 (July 1835); ECB 88 (1830–5).
BL N.1205; NSTC 2C4349 (BI C); OCLC 11679605 (1 lib).
Notes. Dedication (1 p. unn.) to the ‘Marchioness of Hastings and Baroness Grey De Ruthyn’. List of contents (1 p. unn.) precedes main text. The work consists of: ‘To the Memory of the late Hon. Anne Seymour Damer; with some Account of her Life and Character’, pp. [1]–11; ‘A Journal of the Heart’ (including poetry), pp. [13]–58; ‘The Lovers’ (signed ‘G. M.’), pp. [59]–87; ‘To Lady ****’ (poetry, signed ‘L—.’), pp. 88–92; ‘Psalm CXXXIV’ (poetry, signed ‘K. B.’), pp. 92–94; ‘The Battle’, pp. [95]–139; ‘Christmas-Day’, pp. 140–142; ‘Christmas-Hymn, for a Child’ (poetry), pp. 142–144; ‘Preface to the Tale of the Three Lights’, p. 145; ‘The Tale of the Three Lights’, pp. 146–159; ‘Flowers’ (poetry, signed ‘Anonymous’), pp. 160–162; ‘From the German’ (poetry, signed ‘Z.’), p. 163; ‘A Warning to Artists’ (signed ‘E. R.’), pp. 164–178; ‘Sketches of London’ (poetry, signed ‘S.’), pp. 179–189; ‘Jumper Cox’, pp. 190–191; ‘The Priesters, a Story of the Roman Empire’, pp. 192–212; ‘The Emperor and the Abbot. (Translated from the German.)’ (poetry), pp. 213–221; ‘Highland Janet’, pp. 222–243; ‘The Countess of Essex; a Tragedy’, pp. 244–260; ‘The House of Falkenstein; or, Too Happy’, pp. 261–351. Printer’s mark and colophon of Baylis and Leighton, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street. For details of 1st ser. (1830), see B: 4 above.

B: 19     [FRICKER, Thomas and DAVIES, John].
*FIRESIDE LAYS AND LEGENDS.
London: Attwood, 1835.
1 vol. 12mo. 5s (ECB).
ECB 219 (Apr 1835).
No copy located.
Notes. BL copy (838.g.22) is of 2nd edn., but this is reported as missing; contents consequently uncertain, though there is a high likelihood of this work being of a miscellanous nature. Details taken from BLPC and ECB. From contextual evidence, it would seem that Fricker was the principal author of this work.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1835 (NSTC 2F16688).

B: 20     [?GASKILL, Peter].
OLD BACHELORS: THEIR VARIETIES, CHARACTERS, AND CONDITIONS. BY THE AUTHOR OF ‘OLD MAIDS.’ TWO VOLUMES.
London: John Macrone, St. James’s Square, 1835.
I 296p, ill.; II 295p. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s cloth (ER); 21s boards (LG).
MC (19 Oct 1835), ‘immediately’; LG 980: 701 (31 Oct 1835); ER 62: 529 (Jan 1836); ECB 422 (Oct 1835).
ABu SB.82379.Old; NSTC 2O2690 (BI C, E, O); OCLC 38614560 (2 libs).
Notes. NUC attributes to Peter Gaskill: see also Old Maids (1835; B: 21 below) and Plebeians and Patricians (1836: 27), both evidently by the same author. Dedication to ‘His Grace the Duke of Devonshire &c. &c. &c. the Prince of Bachelors’, signed ‘the Author’, ‘October 26th, 1835’. Vol. 2, pp. 292–296, consists of ‘Note A’ as ‘Referred to at Page 208’. Frontispiece portrait of the Duke of Devonshire in vol. 1. Printer’s marks and colophons of A. J. Valpy, M.A. Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. Sternean quasi-essayistic narrative, with characters and dialogue incorporated. Originally adv. in MC (12 Oct 1835).

B: 21     [?GASKILL, Peter].
OLD MAIDS; THEIR VARIETIES, CHARACTERS, AND CONDITIONS.
London: Published by Smith, Elder, and Co., Cornhill, 1835.
vi, 220p. 12mo. 6s (ECB).
MC (24 Mar 1835); ECB 422 (Mar 1835).
O 2474.e.307; NSTC 2O2746 (BI BL); OCLC 15864739 (5 libs).
Notes. For issue of author attribution, see Old Bachelors (1835; B: 20 above). List of contents, pp. [i]–vi. Preface, whimsical in tone, occupies pp. 1–9. Adv. list (24 pp. unn.) headed ‘Works recently Published by Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill. Booksellers to their Majesties’ at end. Printer’s mark and colophon of Newby, 11, Little Queen Street. Sternean quasi-essayistic narrative, as found also in above entry (B: 20). Originally adv. in MC (16 Mar 1835), as to be published ‘in a few days’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1835 (NSTC); New York and Providence 1835 (NSTC, OCLC).

B: 22     [LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth].
OUTRE-MER: OR, A PILGRIMAGE TO THE OLD WORLD. BY AN AMERICAN. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1835.
I 293p; II 332p. 12mo. 18s boards (BP, ER); 18s (ECB, MC).
BP (22 June 1835); MC (19 June 1835), ‘on Saturday next’ [20th]; ER 61: 539 (July 1835); ECB 427 (June 1835).
O 35.338; NSTC 2A10519 (BI BL, E); OCLC 6729988 (19 libs).
Notes. Each vol. has list of contents (1 p. unn.) preceding text proper. Vol. 1 contains: ‘The Epistle Dedicatory’, pp. [1]–3; ‘The Pilgrim of Outre-Mer’, pp. [5]–10; ‘The Norman Diligence’, pp. [11]–20; ‘The Golden Lion Inn at Rouen’, pp. [21]–28; ‘Martin France, and the Monk of Saint Anthony’, pp. [29]–54; ‘The Village of Auteuil’, pp. [55]–71; ‘Jacqueline’, pp. [73]–85; ‘The Sexagenarian, a Sketch of Character’, pp. [87]–97; ‘Old English Prose Romances’ (essay), pp. [99]–159; ‘Père la Chaise’, pp. [161]–179; ‘The Valley of the Loire’ (sketch), pp. [181]–201; ‘The Ancient Lyric Poetry of the North of France’ (essay), pp. [203]–223; ‘The Baptism of Fire. A Leaf from History’, pp. [225]–239; ‘Coq-à-l’âne’, pp. [241]–256; ‘The Notary of Perigueux’, pp. [257]–274; ‘The Journey into Spain’ (sketch), pp. [275]–293. Vol. 2 consists of: ‘Spain’ (sketch), pp. [1]–11; ‘A Tailor’s Daughter’ (sketch), pp. [13]–31; ‘Ancient Spanish Ballads’ (essay), pp. [33]–63; ‘The Village of El Pardillo’, pp. [65]–86; ‘The Moral and Devotional Poetry of Spain’ (essay), pp. [87]–126; ‘Coplas de Don Jorge Manrique’ (poetry), pp. [127]–150; ‘The Pilgrim’s Breviary’ (sketch), pp. [151]–186; ‘The Journey into Italy’ (sketch), pp. [187]–207; ‘Rome in Midsummer’ (sketch), pp. [209]–239; ‘The Village of La Riccia’, pp. [239]–263; ‘Note-Book’, pp. [265]–275; ‘The Defence of Poetry’ (essay), pp. [277]–322; ‘The Pilgrim’s Salvation’, pp. [323]–328; ‘Colophon’, pp. [329]–332. Marks and colophons of Rayner and Hodges, 15, Shoe Lane, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 500 copies. An earlier, much shorter version of this work was published in 1833 by O. Rich, 12, Red Lion Square, as Outre-Mer; a Pilgrimage beyond the Sea, and is held in BL (C.116.e.1). This earlier version runs to 107 pp. 8vo, and contains nine of the pieces found in the fuller, 1835 edn. The present edn. first adv. in MC (9 June 1835), as to be published ‘immediately’. Originally published Boston 1833–4, as Outre-Mer; a Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea (NSTC, OCLC).
Further edns: 1850 as Outre-Mer; a Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea (NSTC, OCLC); 1851 as Outre-Mer; a Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea (NSTC, OCLC); 1851 (OCLC); 1851 (OCLC); 1853 (OCLC); 2nd edn. [sic] Liverpool 1853 as Outre-Mer; a Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea (NSTC); [at least 2 more edns. to 1870]; Dutch trans., 1858 (OCLC).

B: 23     NORTON, [Caroline Elizabeth Sarah] [née SHERIDAN].
THE COQUETTE, AND OTHER TALES AND SKETCHES, IN PROSE AND VERSE. BY THE HON. MRS. NORTON. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles-Street, 1835.
I 247p, ill.; II 264p, ill. 12mo. 21s (ECB, MC).
MC (21 May 1835), ‘on the 29th of May’; ECB 417 (June 1835).
O 256 e.14198; NSTC 2N10701; OCLC 9736586 (4 libs).
Notes. Engraved frontispiece portrait of ‘The Honble Mrs Norton’ facing t.p. of vol. 1; engraved portrait of ‘Lady Graham’ on verso facing t.p. of vol. 2. Both vols. contain lists of contents (1 p. unn.). Vol. 1 comprises: ‘The Coquette’, pp. [1]–44; ‘The Traitor’ (poetry), pp. [45]–56; ‘Lament of the Poet Savage’, pp. [57]–68; ‘Summer’s Gone’ (poetry), pp. 69–71; ‘The Spirit of the Hurricane’, pp. [73]–114; ‘The Farewell’ (poetry), pp. [115]–126; ‘The Broken Vow’, pp. [127]–151; ‘The Two Harps’ (poetry), pp. [153]–159; ‘Lines’ (poetry), pp. [161]–163; ‘The Two Pictures’ (poetry), pp. [165]–174; ‘Song of the Irish Peasant Wife’ (poetry), pp. 175–179; ‘Curious Customs in the County of Middlesex’, pp. [181]–225; ‘The Haunted Wood of Amesoy’ (poetry), pp. 227–247. It is unclear whether p. 247 of vol. 1 represents the last page in the vol., or whether several pages are missing. Vol. 2 contains: ‘To Lady Graham’ (poetry), pp. [1]–6; ‘The Forsaken Child’, pp. [7]–83; ‘On Reading an Old Letter’ (poetry), pp. 85–93; ‘The Friend of our Early Days’ (poetry), pp. 95–97; ‘The Forsaken’ (poetry), pp. 99–101; ‘The Lost Election’, pp. [103]–141; ‘Mona Water’ (poetry), pp. [143]–152; ‘Lines on the Death of the Stag’ (poetry), pp. [153]–162; ‘The Forsaken’ (poetry: ‘scene from an unpublished verse play’), pp. [163]–178; ‘The Young Heir’s Death-Bed’, pp. [179]–193; ‘Lines’ (poetry), pp. 195–197; ‘I Do no Ask Thy Love from Fate’ (poetry), pp. 199–202; ‘Kate Bouverie’, pp. [203]–246; ‘Christmas’ (poetry), pp. [247]–260; ‘On the Death, Sir Walter Scott’ (poetry), pp. 261–264. Vol. 2 contains colophon of Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars. NSTC notes that these pieces were ‘reprinted from The Court Magazine’. MC (18 July 1835) contains an announcement headed ‘Injunction Dissolved’, which notes: ‘His Honour the Vice-Chancellor having dissolved the injunction granted to restrain the sale of this work, the Public is respectfully informed that it can now be procured, on application, of every book-seller and circulating librarian in the United Kingdom.’

B: 24     POOLE, John.
SKETCHES AND RECOLLECTIONS. BY JOHN POOLE, ESQ. AUTHOR OF “PAUL PRY,” &C. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Published for Henry Colburn, by Richard Bentley; Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and John Cumming, Dublin, 1835.
I viii, 342p, ill.; II iv, 327p. 12mo. 21s boards (BP, ER, LG); 21s (ECB).
BP (30 Apr 1835); MC (6 Apr 1835), ‘just ready’; LG 954: 285 (2 May 1835); ER 61: 538 (July 1835); ECB 461 (Apr 1835).
O Nuneham 256c.14141–2; NSTC 2P21347 (NA DLC, MH); OCLC 7439573 (15 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece portrait of the author, dated 1 May 1835. Dedication to ‘John Charles Denham, Esq.’, vol. 1, p. [iii]. Preface, pp. [v]–vi, notes that ‘The following papers […] have already appeared, at intervals, since 1825, as contributions to a Periodical Work. The favourable reception with which most of them were honoured on their several and separate appearance has induced their re-publication in their present form. […] Of the narratives, if they have the good fortune to amuse, few readers will enquire whether they be founded, or not, on fact. But some of them are so: after all, fact is the best foundation for a superstructure of fiction.’ Each vol. has its own contents pages (vol. 1, pp. [vii]–viii, and vol. 2, pp. [iii]–ix respectively). Vol. 1 contains: ‘Dick Ferret. A Sketch by Way of Introduction’, pp. [1]–16; ‘Early Rising: “I’ll Pack my Portmanteau” ’ (sketch), pp. [17]–38; ‘Ruined by Economy’, pp. [39]–54; ‘Eminent Liars’ (sketch), pp. [55]–66; ‘The Little Pedlington Guide’ (sketch), pp. [67]–87; ‘My Aunt’s Poodle’, pp. [88]–101; ‘Squire Fetlock—Squire Jehu. A Pair of Sketches’, pp. [102]–127; ‘The Inconveniences of a Convenient Distance’, pp. [128]–151; ‘Cheap Celebrity. Biographical Memoir of the Late Ackerstone Bowerscourt Fip’, pp. [152]–169; ‘Simon Tetchy. A Character’, pp. [170]–185; ‘A Suicide’s Last Carouse’, pp. [186]–213; ‘My First Tragedy’, pp. [214]–246; ‘A Complaint of Street Minstrelsie’, pp. [237]–258; ‘Preparations for Pleasure; or, a Pic-Nic’, pp. [259]–314; ‘Sparrow-Shooting; or, Goose-Green. A Dramatic Foolery’, pp. [315]–342. Vol. 2 contains: ‘The Late Mr. Tardy’, pp. [1]–43; ‘My Aunt’s Bequest’, pp. [44]–67; ‘A Defence of the Alphabet’ (sketch), pp. [68]–76; ‘Anecdotes of Gaming. Preceded by a Sermon on the Fatal Consquences of Gaming’, pp. [77]–97; ‘Dick Doleful. A Sketch from Nature’, pp. [98]–110; ‘The Most Unfortunate of Women; or, Memoirs of Miss Niobe Sadgrove’, pp. [111]–137; ‘A Cockney’s Rural Sports’, pp. [138]–177; ‘Recollections of Certain French Actors’ (nos. I–IV), pp. [178]–255; ‘After Dinner Chat’, pp. [256]–298; ‘Notes for a Memoir. In a Confidential Letter to the Publisher of the New Monthly Magazine’, pp. [299]–327. Colophons of F. Shoberl, jun., 4, Leicester Street, Leicester Square. Bodleian copy examined has paste-down label of the ‘Liverpool Library, Lyceum, Bold Street’ on inside front cover of vol. 2. Originally adv. in MC (11 Feb 1835), as ‘shortly will be published’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1836 as The Comic Sketch-Book, or, Sketches and Recollections (OCLC); 1843 (OCLC); London and New York 1859 (OCLC); Philadelphia 1835 (NSTC, OCLC).

B: 25     {HARDY, Philip Dixon (editor)}.
PIC NICS FROM THE DUBLIN PENNY JOURNAL, BEING A SELECTION FROM THE LEGENDS, TALES, AND STORIES OF IRELAND, WHICH HAVE APPEARED IN THE PUBLISHED VOLUMES OF THE DUBLIN PENNY JOURNAL, ILLUSTRATED WITH TEN CHARACTERISTIC ENGRAVINGS BY MR. B. CLAYTON, JUN.
Dublin: Philip Dixon Hardy, Cecila Street. W. F. Wakeman, D’Olier Street. London: Richard Groombridge, Panyer Alley, Paternoster Row, 1836.
vi, 328p, ill. 16mo. 7s 6d (ECB); 7s 6d cloth (ER).
ER 63: 566 (July 1836); ECB 449 (Apr 1836).
BL 012612.df.24; NSTC 2H7896 (BI Dt; NA MH); OCLC 18703027 (6 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece with scene from one narrative facing t.p. with vignette. Dedication, pp. [v]–vi, to ‘Sir William Betham, F.S.A. L.S. M.R.I.A. R.A.S. Z.S. Ulster King of Arms of all Ireland, etc. etc.’, signed ‘Philip Dixon Hardy’ and dated ‘37. Stephen’s Green, March 28, 1836’. List of contents (1 p. unn.) precedes main text. The work consists of: ‘Darby Doyle’s Voyage to Quebec’ (signed ‘T. E.’ and dated ‘Upper Canada, Oct. 4, 1832’), pp. [1]–18; ‘Reminiscences of a Rockite’ (signed ‘MC.’), pp. [19]–63; ‘The Pooka’ (signed ‘E. W.’), pp. [64]–77; ‘Meelan; a Legend of the South. By Edward Walsh’ (poetry), pp. [78]–87; ‘The Dreamers. Founded on Fact’ (signed ‘J. L. L.’), pp. [88]–109; ‘The Smugglers’ (signed ‘Tim. Simkins’), pp. [110]–133; ‘ “Hie over to England” ’ (signed ‘W. B.’, running title reads: ‘Shaun Long and the Fairies’), pp. [134]–148; ‘Ellen Duncan’ (signed ‘Denis O’Donoho’), pp. [149]–174; ‘Murtough Odge, the Outlaw’, pp. [175]–187; ‘The Abduction of a Voter’ (signed ‘Denis O’Donoho’), pp. [188]–215; ‘The Leprawhaun’ (signed ‘J. L. L.’), pp. [216]–232; ‘The Unforgiven’, pp. [232]–244; ‘The Red Spirit’ (signed ‘Iota’), pp. [245]–259; ‘Paddy Doyle’s First Trip to Cork’ (signed ‘E. W.’ and dated ‘Shandangin, May 1833’), pp. [260]–273; ‘Pether Brierly’s Inn Adventure’ (signed ‘Denis O’Donoho’), pp. [274]–280; ‘The Pattern of the Lough’ (signed ‘J. L. L.’), pp. [290]–309; ‘The Banshee’ (signed ‘J. L. L.’), pp. [310]–328.
Further edn: 1837 as Legends, Tales, and Stories of Ireland: Illustrated with Ten Characteristic Engravings (NSTC, OCLC).

C: Didactic–Religious

C: 1     [KYLE, Robert Wood].
THE MARTYR OF PRUSA, OR THE FIRST AND LAST PRAYER; A TALE OF THE EARLY CHRISTIANS.
Dublin: William Curry, Jun. and Company, 9, Upper Sackville-Street, 1830.
viii, 144p. 18mo.
C 8.25.25:1; NSTC 2M17634 (BI Dt); OCLC 48482343 (1 lib).
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–viii, dated ‘April 25th, 1829’, implies male authorship and asserts a conscious choice of anonymity: ‘The Author’s name could add no weight to the truths brought forward in the following story; and its absence can in no wise detract from their importance’ (p. iv). Heavily didactic narrative, dealing with Christian martyrdom in Roman times. Adv. leaf (2 pp. unn.) for ‘Works Published by William Curry, jun. and Co.’ between Preface and beginning of a main text. No printer information found. Collates in twelves and sixes.

C: 2     WILSON, Plumpton.
PROTESTANT TRUTHS AND ROMAN CATHOLIC ERRORS: A TALE. BY THE REV. PLUMPTON WILSON, LL.B. CURATE OF SHEPTON MALLET.
London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Patenroster-Row, 1830.
viii, 235p. 12mo. 6s (ECB).
ECB 642 (Mar 1830).
BL 119.f.17; NSTC 2W25987 (BI Dt, E, O); OCLC 48744256 (1 lib).
Notes. Dedication to ‘the Right Reverend George Henry Law, D.D. Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells’. ‘Introduction’, pp. [v]–viii, states: ‘The Protestant rests the truth of his religion upon its correspondence with the Holy Scriptures, and stands by the cross of his Redeemer. The Roman Catholic, as implied by a learned apologist, “looks at him through a long perspective.” Until this day remaineth the veil untaken away. The Divine word is dimmed by the mask of tradition. The Church of Rome, however, advances pretentions to supremacy, whilst the Church of England is inflexible in the vindication of Truth’ (pp. [v]–vi). Narrative proper ends on p. 203, and is followed by ‘Notes’ from p. [205] onwards. At end of vol. is adv., reading ‘By the same Author […] A Second Edition of Sermons, Dedicated to the memory of Her Grace, Eliza, Duchess of Rutland’ (1 p. unn.). Printer’s mark and colophon of W. Wilson, 57, Skinner-Street.

C: 3     [WINTER, Mary].
ALTON PARK; OR, CONVERSATIONS ON RELIGIOUS AND MORAL SUBJECTS; CHIEFLY DESIGNED FOR THE AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF YOUNG LADIES. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Printed and Published for the Author, by Keating and Brown, 38, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, 1830.
I viii, 323p; II 305p. 12mo.
ABu SB.82379.Win; NSTC 2W27558 (BI BL, C, E, O); OCLC 22432476 (7 libs).
Notes. ‘Entered at Stationer’s Hall’ on verso of t.p. in vol 1, and verso of half-title in vol. 2. Dedication to ‘the Right Honourable the Countess of Shrewsbury’, pp. [v]–vi. Lists of contents to both vols. present chapters in terms of religious and moral issues, though narrative at large offers a continuous sequence involving characters and conversations in the style of a novel. Errata list on end blank page in each vol. ABu copy has paper covers, apparently original ones, as well as an number of uncut pages! Colophons read ‘London: Printed by Keating and Brown, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square’.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1833 (OCLC).

C: 4     [BARBER, Mrs].
*MORAL PARALYSIS; OR, THE GAMBLER.
London: James Burn, 1831.
134p. 18mo. 1s 6d (ECB).
ECB 39 (1831).
No copy located.
Notes. Apparently unique BL copy (4415.aa.6) reported destroyed. Above details taken from BLPC, ECB, and NSTC 2B7194. The same author’s Scenes of Life; or, the Influence of Religion. A Tale (1827) would suggest that there is a heavy religious/didactic component in the above.

C: 5     ANON.
THE WANING CHURCH.
London: Published by James Nisbet, Berner’s Street, Oxford Street, 1832.
iv, 343p. 12mo. 6s (ECB); 6s boards (LG).
LG 827: 750 (24 Nov 1832); ECB 622 (Nov 1832).
BL 764.e.12.1–2; NSTC 2C21350; xOCLC.
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, notes: ‘The characters pourtrayed are not those of fancy, but of real life; and the errors combated not of unfrequent occurrence. The Author has endeavoured to bring them to the unerring standard of the law and the testimony of God’s word, in the humble hope that the Christians may be excited, if but in the smallest measure, to the study and imitation of their divine Lord, that His glory being reflected, the Waning Church may henceforth become bright and luminous’ (p. iv). Printer’s mark reads: ‘Printed by L. B. Seeley and Sons, Weston Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey’.

C: 6     TAYLER, Charles B[enjamin].
THE RECORDS OF A GOOD MAN’S LIFE. BY THE REV. CHARLES B. TAYLER, M.A. AUTHOR OF “MAY YOU LIKE IT,” “IS THIS RELIGION?,” AND “A FIRESIDE BOOK.”
London: Smith, Elder and Co. 65, Cornhill, 1832.
I 358, ill.; II 314p. 16mo.
ECB 578 (Feb 1832).
BL 1113.a.53; NSTC 2T2801 (BI E); xOCLC.
Notes. Frontispiece illustration of the author. Dedication to ‘every person that has undertaken the Responsible but Blessed Office of a Godfather or Godmother’. ‘The Records of a Good Man’s Life’, in the first person and highly religious in content and tone, occupies vol. 1, its fictionality only being made obtrusive with ‘L’Envoy’, pp. 352–358, where the author comes forward as a separate entity. The same ‘L’Envoy’ also contains a defence of fiction, granted an overriding seriousness of purpose. Vol. 2 consists of a collection of shorter pieces, with a list of contents (1 p. unn.) preceding the narratives proper: ‘Fulgentius and Meta’, pp. [1]–16; ‘Jean of Kent’, pp. 17–37; ‘The Lady Anne Carr’, pp. 38–56; ‘Guyon of Marseilles’, pp. 57–79; ‘The Lady Lisle’, pp. 80–143; ‘The Lowly Lady’, pp. 144–161; ‘Anne of Cleves’, pp. 162–218; ‘The Son and Heir’, pp. [219]–278; ‘A Vision of Conscience’, pp. 279–314. Printer’s marks and colophons of Littlewood and Co., Old Bailey.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1832 (NSTC); 1834 (OCLC 40688537); New York 1832 (NSTC, OCLC).

C: 7     [SHERWOOD, Mary Martha].
THE NUN.
London: R. B. Seeley & Burnside; and L. B. Seeley & Sons, Fleet Street, 1833.
326p, ill. 12mo. 6s (ECB); 6s boards (ER); 6s cloth (LG).
LG 881: 781 (7 Dec 1833); ER 58: 553 (Jan 1834); ECB 534 (Dec 1833).
BL 1568/4829; NSTC 2B63378 (BI C, O); OCLC 25586847 (2 libs).
Notes. Engraved t.p. (the only one present), dominated by portrait illustration of the nun under an arch. First-person account of career as a Catholic nun, ending with conversion, marriage, and Protestant familial contentment: ‘and thus I terminate my history, trusting that those things respecting the Roman Catholic Church, which I have faithfully recorded, may tend to fill the inhabitants of this Protestant land with a sense of gratitude to that God, who has liberated their country from the slavery of that great apostacy whose name is Mystery’ (pp. 325–6). End of main text followed by ‘Note [to] Page 133’ (1 p. unn.). Colophon reads ‘Printed by L. B. Seeley and Sons, Thames Ditton, Surrey’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1834 (BRu ENC); 3rd edn. 1836 (NSTC, OCLC); 6th edn. 1852 (OCLC); 1856 (NSTC); [1857] (NSTC); [1860] (NSTC); Princeton 1834 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans, 1840.

C: 8     [WHITE, Joseph Blanco].
SECOND TRAVELS OF AN IRISH GENTLEMAN IN SEARCH OF A RELIGION. WITH NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS, NOT BY THE EDITOR OF “CAPTAIN ROCK’S MEMOIRS.” IN TWO VOLUMES.
Dublin: Richard Milliken and Son, Booksellers to the University. B. Fellowes, Ludgate-Street, London, 1833.
I xvii, 249p; II 245p. 16mo. 12s (ECB); 12s boards (LG).
LG 881: 781 (7 Dec 1833); ECB 597 (Dec 1833).
Corvey; NSTC 2B37341 (BI BL, C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 14172449 (13 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [v], ‘To the People of Ireland’, signed by ‘One who Sincerely Loves them’. It states that the people’s ‘Virtue, Improvement and Happiness Must Depend not on the Antiquity or Nationality, but on the Truth of the Religion’. ‘The Editor to the Readers’, pp. [vii]–xiv, states that ‘the work which is here laid before the public has RELIGIOUS TRUTH, and nothing else for its object’ (p. xiv). Quotation from Goethe’s Faust verso of t.p. in vol. 1. Lists of contents occupy pp. [xv]–xvii in vol. 1 and 2 pp. unn. in vol. 2. ‘An Appendix on the Christian Evidence […]’, pp. [193]–212, followed by ‘Illustrations’, pp. [213]–249, at end of vol. 1. ‘Illustrations’, pp. [211]–242, and ‘Appendix’, pp. [243]–245, at end of vol. 2. Each vol. has printer’s mark of John S. Folds, 5, Bachelor’s Walk. Wolff (Item 4903) lists what is apparently a Dublin only edn. of the same year, though his transcription of the imprint is possibly unreliable. The first Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion (1833), by Thomas Moore, is not fiction, but a theological disquisition in the form of dialogues.
Further edn: German trans., 1835.

C: 9     ANON.
SUSAN AND MAGDALENE: OR, A FORTNIGHT’S VISIT. BY THE AUTHOR OF “HARRIET AND HER COUSIN.”
Edinburgh: William Oliphant & Son, 7, South Bridge Street, 1834.
157p, ill. 16mo.
BL T.2089(1); NSTC 2S47289; xOCLC.
Notes. Frontispiece appears on verso facing t.p. Printer’s mark of ‘J. Thomson, Milne Square’.
Further edn: [1866] (NSTC).

C: 10     [BRISTOW, Amelia].
*VILLAGE WALKS: A SERIES OF SKETCHES FROM LIFE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “EMMA AND SOPHIA DE LISSAU,” ETC. ETC.
London: Thomas Ward and Co. XXVII. Paternoster-Row, 1834.
104p. 18mo. 2s 6d (ECB); 2s 6d cloth (LG).
LG 886: 28 (11 Jan 1834); ECB 614 (Jan 1834).
No copy of 1st edn located.
Notes. Details follow 2nd edn., revised, of 1834 (O Vet.A6.f.465; NSTC 2B48815). The Bodleian copy has list of contents (1 p. unn.), itemizing the 12 sketches, all religious and didactic in nature, and concerning inhabitants of the village. 4 pp. adv. list at end of vol., for works published by ‘Thos. Ward and Co., 27, Paternoster Row’, with heading ‘The London Depository for Religious Publications’. Printer’s mark and colophon of Harjette and Savill, 107, St. Martin’s Lane, Charing Cross. This copy also has what is evidently an authorial inscription: ‘To dearest Louisa from her fondly attached friend A. B.’
Further edn: 2nd edn., revised, 1834 (NSTC).

C: 11     FOLLEN, [Eliza Lee Cabot]; {WARE, Henry (editor)}.
THE SCEPTIC. BY MRS. FOLLEN, AUTHOR OF ‘THE WELL-SPENT HOUR,’ &C.
London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers’ Court. Sold also by J. Mardon, St. Martin’s-le-Grand, 1835.
140p. 18mo. 1s 3d (see below); 3s 6d [sic] (ECB).
ECB 210 (Oct 1835).
BL 694.c.1; NSTC 2F9606 (BI E); xOCLC.
Notes. Series-t.p. before individual t.p. reads ‘Scenes and Characters illustrating Christian Truth. Edited by the Rev. H. Ware’, and introduces the present item as ‘No. 2 The Sceptic. By Mrs. Follen, author of “The Well-Spent-Hour,” &c.’. This is followed by the t.p. to the individual story, as recorded above. The series evidently ended with the sixth issue, the legend ‘Complete in six numbers’ appearing on the front wrapper of No. 6, Alfred; or the Effects of True Repentance (1837). Colophon reads ‘Daniell, Printer, Uppingham’. Price of this work given as 1s 3d on back of paper cover of The Backslider (1836; C: 16 below), no. 5 in the series. BL copy bound in 1 vol., with the other stories making up the series: Trial and Self-Discipline (1835; C: 13 below), Home (1836; C: 17 below), Gleams of Truth (1836; C: 18 below), The Backslider, and Alfred (1837). The entire series was originally published in Boston and Cambridge, MA 1835 (NSTC, OCLC).
Further edns: 1837 (NSTC); London and Crewkerne 1850 (NSTC); London and Leicester [1853] (NSTC); German trans, 1837 [as Der Zweifler, vol. 1 of Lebens- und Charakterschilderungen zur Beförderung des Chrstenthums].

C: 12     [GREY, Elizabeth Caroline].
HYACINTHE; OR, THE CONTRAST. BY THE AUTHORESS OF “ALICE SEYMOUR.”
London: James Cochrane and Co. 11, Waterloo Place, 1835.
258p. 16mo. 5s cloth (ER, LG); 5s (MC).
MC (2 Jan 1835); LG 935: 853 (20 Dec 1834); ER 60: 535 (Jan 1835); ECB 291 (Dec 1834).
O 35.322; NSTC 2G22151 (BI C; NA MH); OCLC 21257041 (4 libs).
Notes. Printer’s mark of A. J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.
Further edns: 1845 (NSTC); 1846 (Summers).

C: 13     SAVAGE, [Sarah]; {WARE, Henry (editor)}.
TRIAL AND SELF-DISCIPLINE. BY MISS SAVAGE, AUTHOR OF ‘JAMES TALBOT,’ ‘THE FACTORY GIRL,’ &C.
London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers’ Court. Sold also by J. Mardon, St. Martin’s-le-Grand, 1835.
100p. 18mo. 1s (see below); 3s 6d [sic] (ECB).
ECB 515 (Oct 1835).
BL 694.c.1; NSTC 2S5329 (NA DLC); xOCLC.
Notes. T.p. to the vol. reads ‘Illustrations of Christian Truth. Vol. I’. This is followed by another t.p. giving the series title as ‘Scenes and Characters illustrating Christian Truth. Edited by the Rev. H. Ware’, and introducing the present story (the first in the vol.) as ‘No. 1 Trial and Self Discipline. By Miss Savage.’ The series evidently ended with the sixth issue, the legend ‘Complete in six numbers’ appearing on the front wrapper of No. 6, Alfred; or the Effects of True Repentance (1837). Colophon reads ‘G. Daniell, Printer, Uppingham’. ‘Advertisement’ to the series describes its object as ‘to present familiar illustrations of some of the most important practical principles of religion, and to shew, by an intermixture of narrative and discussion, how they operate in the government of the heart and life’. It adds that the series ‘is expected to extend to eight or ten numbers, and will appear at intervals of two months, or more rapidly if possible’. A brief statement on page opposite to start of story proper notes that ‘The original, from which the character of Phillis has been drawn without exaggeration, was intimately known to the writer through the long period of more than thirty years’. Price for this work given as 1s on back of paper cover of The Backslider (1836; C: 16 below), no. 5 in the series. BL copy bound in 1 vol. with the other stories making up the series: The Sceptic (1835; C: 11 above), Home (1836; C: 17 below), Gleams of Truth (1836; C: 18 below), The Backslider, and Alfred (1837). The entire series was originally published in Boston and Cambridge, MA 1835 (NSTC, OCLC).
Further edn: 2nd edn. 1837 (NSTC).

C: 14     ANON.
A COUNTRY CURATE’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY; OR PASSAGES OF A LIFE WITHOUT A LIVING. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Smith, Elder and Co. Cornhill, Booksellers to their Majesties, 1836.
I xvi, 276p; II 257p. 12mo. 18s (ECB, ER, LG); 18s boards (MC).
MC (29 Nov 1836); LG 1033: 717 (5 Nov 1836); ER 64: 550 (Jan 1837); ECB 139 (Nov 1836).
E NF.607.g.6; NSTC 2C39707 (BI BL, C); OCLC 22403917 (1 lib).
Notes. Preface, pp. [v]–vii, introduces the work as an autobiography, asserting the value of ‘the first person singular’ in spite of its detractors, and ends by offering the narrative as an ‘ “unvarnished tale” ’. Adv. list of ‘Works recently published by Smith, Elder and Co., Cornhill’ (4 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 2, containing mostly religious works. Printer’s marks and colophons of Stewart and Co., 15, Old Bailey.

C: 15     ANON.
THE REFORMED FAMILY. BY AN OLD OFFICER.
London: J. Hatchard & Son, 187, Piccadilly, 1836.
168p. 12mo. 3s 6d cloth (ECB, LG).
LG 1019: 493 (30 July 1836); ECB 484 (Aug 1836).
BL T.2071(3); NSTC 2R5627 (BI C, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Possibly originating from The Reformed Family (Philadelphia, 1835), itself written for the American Sunday-School Union, but the connection has not been established. Printer’s mark and colophon of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand.

C: 16     [LEE, Hannah Farnham Sawyer]; {WARE, Henry (editor)}.
THE BACKSLIDER.
London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers’ Court. Sold also by J. Mardon, Farringdon-street, 1836.
140p. 18mo. 1s 3d (paper wrapper).
BL 694.c.1; xNSTC; xOCLC.
Notes. Retains original violet-coloured paper wrapper, giving series title (‘Scenes and Characters illustrating Christian Truth. Edited by the Rev. H. Ware’) and the present title (‘No. 5, The Backslider’). This also states ‘Price Fifteen-pence’ at the foot. Series-t.p. also precedes individual t.p., as in other items in this series. Back paper cover lists the five titles already published in the series, including the present one. The series evidently ended with the sixth issue, the legend ‘Complete in six numbers’ appearing on the front wrapper of No. 6, Alfred; or the Effects of True Repentance (1837). Colophon reads ‘Daniell, Printer, Uppingham’. BL copy bound in 1 vol., with the other stories making up the series: Trial and Self-Discipline (1835; C: 13 abov), The Sceptic (1835; C: 11 above), Home (1836; C: 17 below), Gleams of Truth (1836; C: 18 below), and Alfred (1837). The entire series was originally published in Boston and Cambridge, MA 1835 (NSTC, OCLC).

C: 17     SEDGWICK, [Catharine Maria]; {WARE, Henry (editor)}.
HOME. BY MISS SEDGWICK, AUTHOR OF “REDWOOD,” “HOPE LESLIE,” &C.
London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers’ Court. Sold also by J. Mardon, St. Martin’s-le-Grand, 1836.
151p. 18mo. 1s 3d (see below).
BL 694.c.1; NSTC 2S12218; xOCLC.
Notes. Series-t.p. before individual t.p. reads ‘Scenes and Characters illustrating Christian Truth. Edited by the Rev. H. Ware’, and introduces the present item as ‘No. 3, Home. By Miss Sedgwick, Author of “Redwood,” “Hope Leslie” &c.’. This is followed by the t.p. to the individual story, as recorded above. The series evidently ended with the sixth issue, the legend ‘Complete in six numbers’ appearing on the front wrapper of No. 6, Alfred; or the Effects of True Repentance (1837). Colophon reads ‘G. Danniell, Printer, Uppingham’. Price of this work given as 1s 3d on back of paper cover of The Backslider (1836; C: 16 above), no. 5 in the series. BL copy bound in 1 vol., with the other stories making up the series: Trial and Self-Discipline (1835; C: 13 above), The Sceptic (1835; C: 11 above), Gleams of Truth (1836; C: 18 below), The Backslider, and Alfred (1837). The entire series was originally published in Boston and Cambridge, MA 1835 (NSTC, OCLC).
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1837 (NSTC); [1844?] (NSTC); 1853 (NSTC, OCLC); [1855?] (NSTC); German trans., 1837 [Die Heimat, vol. 2 of Lebens- und Charakterschilderungen zur Beförderung des Chrstenthums].

C: 18     TUCKERMAN, Joseph; {WARE, Henry (editor)}.
GLEAMS OF TRUTH; OR, SCENES FROM REAL LIFE. BY JOSEPH TUCKERMAN.
London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers’ Court. Sold also by J. Mardon, St. Martin’s-le-Grand, 1836.
108p. 18mo. 1s (see below).
BL 694.c.1; xNSTC; xOCLC.
Notes. Series-t.p. before individual t.p. reads ‘Scenes and Characters illustrating Christian Truth. Edited by the Rev. H. Ware’, and introduces the present item as ‘No. 4, Gleams of Truth; or, Scenes of Real Life. By Joseph Tuckerman’. This is followed by the t.p. to the individual story, as recorded above. The series evidently ended with the sixth issue, the legend ‘Complete in six numbers’ appearing on the front wrapper of No. 6, Alfred; or the Effects of True Repentance (1837). ‘Prefatory Note’ facing first page of story proper, dated ‘Boston, March, 1825’, states that the following narrative is founded entirely on facts: ‘There is here no more fiction than was required for the form given to the narrative.’ ‘Note to Second Edition’, directly beneath this and dated ‘Boston, Sept. 1835’, states that ‘A few slight corrections have been made in this edition; and a few individual facts are given in Chapter III; for which I am indebted to the friend by whom I was introduced to Mrs. W.’ Factory workers and cholera feature in the story. Colophon reads ‘G. Danniell, Printer, Uppingham’. Price of this work given as 1s on back of paper cover of The Backslider (1836; C: 16 above), no. 5 in the series. BL copy bound in 1 vol., with the other stories making up the series: Trial and Self-Discipline (1835; C: 13 above), The Sceptic (1835; C: 11 above), Home (1836; C: 17 above), The Backslider, and Alfred (1837). The entire series was originally published in Boston and Cambridge, MA 1835 (NSTC, OCLC).
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1837 (NSTC 2T19454); German trans., 1837 [Strahlen der Wahrheit, vol. 1 of Lebens- und Charakterschilderungen zur Beförderung des Chrstenthums].

D: Local History, Topography, Travel

D: 1     ROBY, J{ohn}.
TRADITIONS OF LANCASHIRE. BY J. ROBY, M.R.S.L. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-Row, 1829.
I x, 329p, ill.; II 330p, ill., music. 8vo. 52s 6d (ECB).
1st ser: ECB 498 (Oct 1829).
BL 838.i.6–9 (with 2nd ser.) NSTC 2R14688 (BI BL, C, Dt, E, O; NA MH) [both ser.]; OCLC 13415633 (14 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece precedes t.p. Dedication, p. [iii], to ‘the Right Honourable The Countess of Balcarres’, signed ‘John Roby’. Preface, pp. [v]–x, dated 1 Oct 1829, notes: ‘The author of the “Traditions of Lancashire,” in leaving the dry and heraldic pedigrees which unfortunately constitute the great bulk of those works that bear the name of county histories, enters on the more entertaining, though sometimes apocryphal narratives, which exemplify and embellish the records of our forefathers’ (p. vi). Each vol. contains list of contents (1 p. unn.), which precedes narrative proper. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘Sir Tarquin’, pp. [1]–18; ‘The Goblin Builders’, pp. [19]–41; ‘Mab’s Cross’, pp. [43]–83; ‘The Prior of Burscough’, pp. [85]–117; ‘The Eage and Child’, pp. [119]–155; ‘The Black Knight of Ashton’, pp. [157]–175; ‘Fair Ellen of Radcliffe’ (poetry), pp. [177]–187; ‘The Abbot of Whalley’, pp. [189]–230; ‘Sir Edward Stanley’, pp. [231]–255; ‘George Marsh, the Martyr’, pp. [257]–283; ‘Dr. Dee, the Astrologer’, pp. [285]–329. Vol. 2 contains: ‘The Seer’, pp. [1]–34; ‘The Earl of Tyrone’, pp. [35]–79; ‘Hoghton Tower’, pp. [81]–130; ‘The Lancashire Witches’, pp. [131]–181; ‘Siege of Lathom’, pp. [183]–229; ‘Raven Castle’, pp. [231]–263; ‘The Phantom Vorie’, pp. [266]–286; ‘The Bar-Gaist—, or Boggart’, pp. [287]–301; ‘The Haunted Manor-House’, pp. [303]–330. Each tale is prefaced by historical notes. At the end of vol. 2 is a note (1 p. unn.), stating: ‘Should the style and plan of this Work meet the public approbation, another Series of Lancashire Traditions will immediately be put to press, and the Author pledges that the delay which has occurred in the completion of the present Volumes shall not again take place. / The Second Series may probably be expected in a very few months.’ Following this is a list of subjects (twenty titles). Printer’s mark and colophon of A. & R. Spottiswoode, New Street Square, in each vol. Longman Archives (A4, 280; H12, 31) record print run as 500 demy and 200 royal. Not included in EN2, so entered here to provide continuity with 2nd ser. (1831), D: 2 below.
Further edns: 1841 as Popular Traditions of England. First Series, Lancashire (NSTC, OCLC); both ser.—3rd edn. 1843 as Popular Traditions of Lancashire (NSTC, OCLC); 4th edn., enlarged, 1867 (NSTC, OCLC).

D: 2     ROBY, J{ohn}.
TRADITIONS OF LANCASHIRE. SECOND SERIES. BY J. ROBY, M.R.S.L. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-Row, 1831.
I xxvii, 330p, ill; II 340p, ill. 8vo. 42s (ECB); 42s boards (ER); 42s cloth (LG).
LG 775: 765 (26 Nov 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 498 (Nov 1831).
BL 838.i.6–9 (with 1st ser.); CME 3-628-51127-5 (with 1st ser.); NSTC 2R14688 (BI BL, C, Dt, E, O; NA MH) [both ser.]; OCLC 13415633 (14 libs).
Notes. Dedication, vol. 1, p. [iii], to ‘the Right Honourable Lord Stanley’, signed ‘John Roby’. Preface, p. [v], dated ‘Rochdale, October, 1831’, notes: ‘To his numerous readers, in the capacity of an author he would say farewell, did not the “everlasting adieus” everlastingly repeated, warn him that he might at some future time be subject to the same infirmity, only rendered more conspicuous by weakness and irresolution.’ Lists of contents in both vols. (vol. 1, p. [vii]; vol. 2, 1 p. unn.). ‘Introduction’ occupies, pp. [ix]–xxvii. Vol. 1 contains: ‘Clitheroe Castle; or, the Last of the Lacies’, pp. [1]–57; ‘The Grey man of the Wood; or, the Secret Mine’, pp. [59]–105; ‘The Fairies’ Chapel’, pp. [107]–143; ‘The Luck of Muncaster’ (poetry), pp. [145]–163; ‘The Peel of Fouldrey’, pp. [165]–218; ‘A Legend of Bewsey’ (poetry), pp. [219]–234; ‘The Blessing’ (verse), pp. [235]–243; ‘The Dule upo’ Dun’, pp. [245]–267; ‘Windleshaw Abbey’, pp. [269]–330. Vol. 2 consists of: ‘Clegg Hall’, pp. [1]–53; ‘The Mermaid of Martin Meer’, pp. [55]–81; ‘George Fox’, pp. [83]–110; ‘The Demon of the Well’, pp. [111]–140; ‘The Sands’, pp. [141]–161; ‘The Ring and the Cliff’, pp. [163]–181; ‘The Dead Man’s Hand’, pp. [183]–208; ‘The Lost Farm; or, the Haunted Casket’, pp. [209]–255; ‘The Maid’s Stratagem; or, the Captive Lover’, pp. [257]–284; ‘The Skull-House’, pp. [285]–303; ‘Rivington Pikel or, the Spectre Horseman’, pp. [305]–340. Printer’s marks and colophon of A. & R. Spottiswoode, New Street Square, in each vol. Longman Archives (A4, 283; H12, 111) record print run as 750 demy and 200 royal. For details of the 1st ser. (1829), see D: 1 above.
Further edns: both ser.—3rd edn. 1843 as Popular Traditions of Lancashire (NSTC, OCLC); 4th edn., enlarged, 1867 (NSTC, OCLC).

D: 3     [MAXWELL, William Hamilton].
WILD SPORTS OF THE WEST. WITH LEGENDARY TALES, AND LOCAL SKETCHES. BY THE AUTHOR OF “STORIES OF WATERLOO.” IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, (late Colburn and Bentley.), 1832.
I xvi, 327p, ill.; II vii, 343p, ill. 8vo. 28s boards (BP, LG); 28s (ECB).
BP (5 Oct 1832); Star (26 Sept 1832); LG 820: 638 (6 Oct 1832); ECB 637 (Sept 1832).
BL 1040.f.15; NSTC 2M21438 (BI BL, C, Dt, O; NA MH); OCLC 9551316 (15 libs).
Notes. Each vol. has frontispiece with a scene from the narrative, which concerns Ireland. Preface, pp. [v]–ix, dated ‘Sydenham, 12th September’. This concludes: ‘As I have casually named “an honoured name,” I lament that it was not his fortune to have visited those interesting scenes, where I have been so long a useless wanderer. The wild features and wilder associations of that romantic and untouched country, would have offered him a fresh field whereon to exercise his magic pencil […]. But alas! the creations of his splendid imagination will no more delight an enchanted world […]. As a votive offering, these volumes are inscribed to that matchless genius, by an humble, but enthusiastic admirer of SIR WALTER SCOTT’ (p. ix). Table of illustrations, p. [x], and list of contents, pp. [xi]–xvi, precede main text in vol. 1. ‘Errata’ (1 p. unn.) at end of vol. 1. List of contents, pp. [iii]–vii, followed by ‘Errata’ (1 p. unn.), precedes main text in vol. 2. Appendices occupy pp. 289–327 in vol. 1 and pp. [305]–343 in vol. 2. Running titles vary according to chapter headings. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS list records print run of 1,250 copies.
Further edns: new edn. 1832 (OCLC); revised and corrected, 1833 (NSTC, OCLC; BP: 19 June 1833, 21s boards; Bentley MS List: 750 copies); 1838 (NSTC, OCLC); 1839 (NSTC); 1843 (OCLC); [at least 2 more edns. to 1870]; New York 1833 (NSTC, OCLC).

D: 4     [SMITH, Elizabeth Bruce Elton].
THE EAST INDIA SKETCH-BOOK: COMPRISING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT STATE OF SOCIETY IN CALCUTTA, BOMBAY, &C. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. (Late Colburn and Bentley.), 1832.
I 287p; II 292p. 12mo. 21s boards (BP, ER, LG); 42s for both ser. (ECB).
BP (20 Oct 1832); Star (26 Sept 1832); ER 56: 570 (Jan 1833); ECB 177 (Oct 1832).
Corvey; CME 3-487-27473-6; NSTC 2S25934 (BI BL, C, Dt, E, O); OCLC 11225588 (6 libs).
Notes. Lists of contents (1 p. unn. each) in each vol. precede main text. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘Introductory’, pp. [1]–24; ‘First Letter to England’, pp. [25]–45; ‘A Tour of Visits’, pp. [46]–81; ‘The Native Character’, pp. [82]–98; ‘Management’, pp. [99]–131; ‘Journal of a March’, pp. [132]–148; ‘A Legend of Berar’, pp. 149–165; ‘Le vrai n’est pas toujours le vraisemblable’, pp. [166]–203; ‘Letter from Calcutta’, pp. [204]–212; ‘Nourmahal. A Biographical Sketch’, pp. [213]–244; ‘Doctor Paul’, pp. [245]–255; ‘The Ball’, pp. [256]–272; ‘Tulzah and Adjeit’, pp. [273]–287. Vol. 2 comprises: ‘A Letter Home. “De Rebus Omnibus” ’, pp. [1]–49; ‘Sketches and Hints, Selected from my Correspondence’, pp. [50]–65; ‘Captain Maple’s Misfortunes’, pp. [66]–88; ‘A Recollection’, pp. [89]–97; ‘Colonel Scovell’, pp. [98]–112; ‘A Rambling Essay’, pp. [113]–139; ‘Pindarrie Anecdote’, pp. [140]–150; ‘Le petit nez retroussé’, pp. [151]–172; ‘A Young Lady’s Letter Home’, pp. [173]–192; ‘The Three Moons’, pp. [193]–217; ‘The Sick Certificate’, pp. [218]–259; ‘Captain Philipson’s Career’, pp. [260]–276; ‘Going Home’, pp. [277]–292. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS list records print run of 500 copies. Listed in Star as ‘by a Lady’. For details of 2nd ser. 1833, see D: 7 below.
Further edn: New York 1836 (NSTC, OCLC).

D: 5     MILLER, F. B.
TALES OF TRAVEL: CONTAINING NARRATIVES OF VARIOUS JOURNEYS THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING PARTS OF THE WORLD. BY F. B. MILLER, AUTHOR OF “DOMESTIC PLEASURES,” &C. &C.
London: Printed for Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch-Street, 1833.
198p, ill. 12mo. 5s (ECB); ‘5s. hf.-bd.’ (LG).
LG 842: 157 (9 Mar 1833); ECB 385 (Mar 1833).
C Q.16.17:4; NSTC 2M27970 (BI BL, O); OCLC 19544070 (3 libs).
Notes. List of contents (1 p. unn.) and running titles pick out five integral parts: ‘The Incurious Traveller’, pp. [1]–28; ‘Scenes Gone by, Illustrated by Scenes That Are’, pp. 29–85; ‘Polynesian Isles’, pp. 86–166; ‘Pitcairn’s Island’, pp. 167–171; ‘South America’, pp. 172–198. Engraved plates. Printer’s mark and colophon of Joseph Rickerby, Sherbourn Lane.

D: 6     PARDOE, {Julia} [S. H.].
TRAITS AND TRADITIONS OF PORTUGAL. COLLECTED DURING A RESIDENCE IN THAT COUNTRY. BY MISS PARDOE. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1833.
I xii, 308p; II 338p. 12mo. 21s (ECB); 21s boards (LG).
LG 876: 701 (2 Nov 1833); ECB 432 (Oct 1833).
BL N.1507; NSTC 2P3019 (BI C, Dt, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 3682025 (18 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [i], to ‘Her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta’, signed ‘Julia Pardoe’. Preface, pp. [iii]–vii, dated ‘Jermyn Street, St. James’s, Oct. 10th, 1833’, notes: ‘Where I looked and listened, even there, in most cases, did I sketch alike the scene and the story’ (p. vi). The travel record functions as a frame narrative in relation to the embedded fictional tales of legendary character. List of contents occupies pp. [ix]–xii and pp. [i]–iv in vols. 1–2 respectively. 2. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘First Impressions’, pp. [1]–46; ‘The Brothers. A Legend of St. Jeronymo’, pp. [47]–80; ‘Donna Reta. A Legend of Lisbon’, pp. [81]–105; ‘A Royal Quinta and its Governor’, pp. [107]–128; ‘The Maid and the Marquis. A Legend of Villa Nova’, pp. [129]–166; ‘A Day at Rio Mayor’, pp. [167]–192; ‘The Fidalgo’s Daughter. A Legend of Rio Mayor’, pp. [193]–238; ‘An Estralagem,* and a Monastery’, pp. [239]–289 [*footnote reads: ‘Wine-house’]; ‘Father Eustacio. A Monastic Legend’, pp. [291]–308. Vol. 2 consists of: ‘Recollections of Leiria’, pp. [1]–29; ‘The Forest Friend! A Legend of Leiria’, pp. [31]–61; ‘Monastic Memorials’, pp. [63]–103; ‘The Two Pictures. A Conventual Legend’ [pp. [105]–130; ‘A Source and a Sortie’, pp. [131]–149; ‘The Demon Monk! A Legend of the Alcoa’, pp. [151]–184; ‘Pombal and Redinha’, pp. [185]–243; ‘The Dog of Condeixa. A Legend of the Peninsular War’, pp. [245]–260; ‘Coimbra’, pp. [261]–297; ‘The Village Wedding. A Memory of the Mondego’, pp. [299]–316; ‘My Last Chapter’, pp. [317]–338. Printer’s marks verso of t.ps. and colophons of B. Bensley.
Further edns: Philadelphia 1834 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., 1835.

D: 7     [SMITH, Elizabeth Bruce Elton].
THE EAST INDIA SKETCH-BOOK. BY A LADY. SECOND SERIES. IN TWO VOLUMES.

London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1833.
I 311p; II 320p. 12mo. 21s boards (BP, ER, LG); 42s for both ser. (ECB).
BP (28 Nov 1833); Star (16 Oct 1833), ‘during the present month’; LG 880: 765 (30 Nov 1833); ER 58: 553 (Jan 1834); ECB 177 (Nov 1833).
Corvey; CME 3-487-27479-5; NSTC 2L1062 (BI BL, C, E, O); OCLC 18185398 (6 libs).
Notes. Dedication (1 p. unn.) to ‘Mrs. Frances Maria Thompson’, signed ‘The Author’. Lists of contents (1 p. unn. each) precede main text in each vol. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘Reminiscences of a Half Caste’, pp. [1]–95; ‘Leaves from the Journal of a Debutante’, pp. 96–127; ‘The Punishment’, pp. 128–166; ‘Mrs. Arlington’, pp. 167–185; ‘A Legend of the Afghauns’, pp. 186–206; ‘The Cantonment Burying-Ground’, pp. 207–242; ‘Country Life’, pp. 243–273; ‘The Court-Martial’, pp. 274–311. Vol. 2 contains: ‘Intercepted Letters’, pp. [1]–56; ‘Reminiscences of Shaik Ismael’, pp. 57–127; ‘Alicia Brooke’, pp. 128–168; ‘Hoossain’s Adventure’, pp. 169–204; ‘The Mate’s Story’, pp. 205–215; ‘A Day at Saint Helena’, pp. 216–235; ‘The Return’, pp. 236–320. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 500 copies. Originally adv. in Star (16 Sept 1833). For details of 1st ser. (1832), see D: 4 above.
Further edn: New York 1836 (NSTC).

D: 8     ANON.
TALES OF DISTANT LANDS.
London: Printed for Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch-Street, 1834.
178p, ill. 18mo. 2s (ECB).
Star (12 Nov 1835); ECB 575 (1834).
O 34.243; NSTC 2T1375 (BI BL; NA DLC); xOCLC.
Notes. Frontispiece illustrates a scene from the second tale, ‘A Journey across the Great Cordillera’ (on p. 50). Contents: ‘A Visit to a Farm in Chili’, pp. [1]–26; ‘A Journey across the Great Cordillera’, pp. [27]–54; ‘The Moravians in Greenland’, pp. 55–90; ‘A Captivity among the Arabs of the Great Desert’, pp. 91–129; ‘A Voyage down the Niger’, pp. 130–178. Printer’s mark and colophon of Joseph Rickerby, Sherbourn Lane. Adv. in MC (9 Nov 1835) lists as ‘by the Author of “Stories of Animals” ’, who is given as Maria Hack in NSTC 2H829.
Further edn: 2nd edn. 1837 (OCLC 48062988).

D: 9     ANON.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN IRISH TRAVELLER. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Paternoster-Row, 1835.
I vii, 299p; II 312p; III 296p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
MC (28 July 1835); LG 966: 476 (25 July 1835); ER 62: 260 (Oct 1835); ECB 33 (July 1835).
ABu SB.82379.Auto; NSTC 2I4048 (BI BL, C, O; NA MH); OCLC 35570634 (6 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘His Most Potent and Imperial Majesty Nicholas, Father of his People, the August Emperor of all the Russias’, pp. [v]–vii, end-dated ‘June, 1835’. Printer’s marks and colophons of A. Spottiswoode, New Street Square. Longman Archives (A4, 7; H12, 217) record print run of 750 copies.
Further edn: 1837 as Autobiography of an Irish Traveller: Or Travels in Various Parts of the World (OCLC).

D: 10     ANON.
THE SKETCH BOOK OF THE SOUTH.
London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1835.
vi, 276p. 12mo. 10s 6d (ECB, ER, LG, MC).
MC (23 Mar 1835); LG 947: 173 (14 Mar 1835); ER 61: 259 (Apr 1835); ECB 540 (Feb 1835).
BL N.1197; NSTC 2S23544 (BI C, O); OCLC 3371618 (5 libs).
Notes. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [v]–vi, begins: ‘The following desultory papers are some of a series written on the spots described, and were intended to have formed part of a publication connected with the South of Europe.’ This is followed by a list of contents (1 p. unn.). The vol. contains: ‘The Cardinal Lover’ (sketch), pp. [1]–13; ‘The Monastery of Monte Vergine’ (sketch), pp. [15]–36; ‘Minette among the Tombs at Pompeii’ (sketch), pp. [37]–49; ‘A Summer Evening Walk in the Villa Riccardi, Naples’ (sketch), pp. [49]–68; ‘The Santa Trinita of La Cava’ (sketch), pp. [69]–89; ‘The Journal of the Late F*** L******’ (drop and running titles read ‘Les Eschelles in Savoy’), pp. [91]–136; ‘Romance and Reality’, pp. [137]–183; ‘Journal of the Late Countess of ***’, pp. [185]–276. The ‘Advertisement’ states that the two journal fragments are taken from real papers. Printer’s mark and colophon of Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars (late T. Davison).

D: 11     ARMSTRONG, James Leslie.
SCENES IN CRAVEN: IN A SERIES OF LETTERS, CONTAINING INTERESTING SKETCHES OF CHARACTER, AND NOTICES OF SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL NATURAL CURIOSITIES OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE AND ROMANTIC DISTRICT IN YORKSHIRE. BY THE REV. JAMES LESLIE ARMSTRONG.
York: Printed at the Herald-Office, Pavement; and sold by Simpkin and Marshall, London; W. Hargrove and Co., York and by all other Booksellers, 1835.
vi, 136p, ii. 18mo. 2s 6d (ECB).
ECB 26 (Dec 1836 [sic]).
BL 792.c.26; NSTC 2A15858 (BI C, O); OCLC 44497458 (1 lib).
Notes. Roman and arabic sequences are continuously paginated, with narrative proper beginning on p. [7]. Dedication, pp. [v]–vi, to the author’s brother, Revd Robert Leslie Armstrong, is dated ‘Easingwold, Sept. 10, 1835’. Following p. 136 are ‘Notes to the Memoirs’ (1 p. unn.), and freshly paginated sequence in roman numerals providing a ‘Postscript’. Immediately following this is a full-page adv. for Beningbrough Hall (1836: 8), described as ‘In the Press […] By the Author of “Scenes in Craven” ’. Colophon (printer’s mark at end of vol. on separate leaf) reads: ‘York: W. and J. Hargrove’.

D: 12     [KENDALL, Edward Augustus].
THE ENGLISH BOY AT THE CAPE: AN ANGLO-AFRICAN STORY. BY THE AUTHOR OF KEEPER’S TRAVELS. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for Whittaker & Co. Ave Maria Lane, 1835.
I 267p, ill.; II 269p, ill.; III 288p, ill. 18mo. 10s 6d (ECB); 16s 6d ‘half-bound’ (LG); 10s 6d ‘half-board’ (MC).
MC (21 Oct 1835); LG 979: 685 (24 Oct 1835); ECB 187 (Oct 1835).
ABu SB.82379.Ken; NSTC 2K2752 (BI BL, C, O); OCLC 12359180 (12 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece illustrations in each vol. ‘Errata’ slip in vol. 1, tipped in immediately before start of narrative. ‘Informative’ slant is backed up occasionally by footnotes. Slightly simplistic in approach, but not specifically state as for juvenile readers. Printer’s marks and colophons of Gilbert and Rivington, St. John’s Square.

D: 13     MILLER, Hugh.
SCENES AND LEGENDS OF THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND, OR THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY OF CROMARTY. BY HUGH MILLER.
Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, London, 1835.
xv, 429p. 12mo. 7s 6d (ECB, MC); 7s 6d cloth (ER, LG).
MC (6 Apr 1835); LG 950: 220 (4 Apr 1835); ER 61: 538 (July 1835); ECB 385 (Mar 1835).
BL 010369.ee.106; NSTC 2M28068 (BI C, Dt, E; NA MH); OCLC 7341491 (15 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘Sir Thomas Dick Lauder of Grange and Fountainhall, Baronet’, pp. [v]–x; this cites [Gilbert] White’s History of Selborne as part model. A compilation of local history and legend, with some use of the conventions of fiction. Colophon reads ‘T. Constable, Printer, 1, Thistle Street, Edinburgh’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1850 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn. Edinburgh 1853 (NSTC, OCLC); ‘3rd edn.’ Edinburgh 1857 (NSTC); 1858 (OCLC); 1858 (OCLC); [at least 3 more edns. to 1870]; Boston [also Cincinnati] 1851 (NSTC).

D: 14     [BROOKE, T.].
COMICALITIES OF TRAVEL. FOR THE TARVIN BAZAAR.
Chester: J. Seacome, Bridge-Street-Row, 1836.
126p, ill. 12mo.
E Lloyd.476; NSTC 2B50383 (BI BL, O); OCLC 35561301 (4 libs, microform only).
Notes. Dedication to the Reader signed ‘The Writer’. Eight engraved plates, including frontispiece. Two plates in an apparently burlesque manner are ‘Swiss Senators’ (facing p. 31) and ‘But still in Emmeline there was expression’ (facing p. 59). Travel narrative but including passages of dialogue and dramatic incidents, and involving the protagonists being caught up in the Revolution of 1830. Spine label reads ‘Comicalities of Travel with Eight Engravings’. Colophon reads: ‘Chester: Printed by E. P. Evans, Foregate Street’. Plates bear the imprint of ‘T. & W. Crane. Lithog. Chester’.

E: Memoirs and Fictionalized (Auto)Biographies

E: 1     ALEXANDER, Alexander [formerly HUMPHRYS]; HOWELL, John (editor).
THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER ALEXANDER: WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, AND EDITED BY JOHN HOWELL, AUTHOR OF “JOURNAL OF A SOLDIER,” “LIFE OF JOHN NICOL,” ETC. IN TWO VOLUMES.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood, and T. Cadell, London, 1830.
I vii, iii, 339p, ill.; II iii, 327p. 16mo. 14s (ECB); 14s boards (LG).
Star (8 June 1830), ‘in a few days’; LG 698: 373 (5 June 1830); ECB 11 (June 1830).
Corvey; NSTC 2H33647 (BI BL, C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 6654845 (10 libs).
Notes. Frontispiece portrait in vol. 1 depicting ‘Alex. Alexander’, with the legend ‘Engraved by Thomas Hodgetts & Sons. from a picture by John Watson Gordon Esq.’. Preface, pp. [i]–vii, signed ‘John Howell’ and dated ‘Edinburgh, May 25, 1830’. This notes: ‘The favour with which “The Journal of a Soldier of the 71st Regiment,” “The Life of John Nicol, Mariner,” and “The Life of Alexander Selkirk,” had been received, while it has encouraged me to attempt the present work, renders it necessary for me to explain how it happened, that a humble individual like myself should have ventured to appear before the Public as a biographer’ (p. [i]). It then describes how the editor got possession of Alexander’s manuscripts: ‘To the hero of the present work I was introduced by the publisher, whose active humanity was interested in his behalf. By appointment I met Alexander in Mr. B.’s shop, and had some conversation with him concerning the manuscripts he had brought in town. […] As we conversed, I found he had undergone a strange variety of fortune. At the request of Mr. B., I took one portion of his manuscript home with me to peruse. I found it confusedly written, and many interesting facts mixed up with extraneous matter’ (pp. iv–v). The ‘editor’ also mentions that he has ‘read and made extracts from above four thousand folio pages of manuscript’ and that his ‘labours have been greatly facilitated by he presence and conversation of Alexander, as every page of the work was read to him, for his correction and approval’ (p. vi). ‘Alexander Alexander’ was Alexander Humphrys (1783–1859), son of a Birmingham merchant, who went abroad with his son in 1802, was imprisoned in France till 1814, changed his name in 1824, took the title of ‘Earl of Stirling and Davon’ in 1824, and was later tried in 1839 for forging his title. List of contents occupies pp. [i]–iii. in each vol. Adv. list (12 pp.) at end of vol. 2, dated ‘March 1830’, for ‘New Works, Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, London’. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Johnstone, 18 St. James’s Square, Edinburgh. Originally adv. in Star (30 Apr 1830), with adv. noting: ‘This singular piece of autobiography exhibits, most minutely and faithfully, the real adventures of Alexander Alexander, the disowned son of a gentleman in the West of Scotland. It commences with infancy, traverses three quarters of the globe, and comprehends a period of nearly fifty years of the life of a man who has been placed in many trying situations, as a soldier, an Overseer in the West Indies, and an Officer in the Patriot Armies of South America:—it is, in short, the complete, unreserved history of a human being’.

E: 2     [CAYLA, Countess Zoë Baschi du, née TALON or LAMOTHE-LANGON, Etienne Leon, baron de, formerly LA MOTHE HOUDANCOURT].
PRIVATE MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF LOUIS XVIII, BY A LADY.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1830.
I xiii, 368p; II 367p. 8vo. 24s (BP, ECB).
BP (29 Nov 1829); Star (27 Nov 1829), ‘in a few days’; ECB 471 (Nov 1829).
BL 610.e.13; NSTC 2L2837 (BI E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 2216583 (27 libs).
Notes. Trans. of Mémoires et souvenirs d’une femme de qualité sur le Consulat et l’Empire (Paris, 1830). Attributed to Cayla in BP, while ascription to Lamothe-Langon given in NSTC and OCLC. BP notes: ‘The Authoress says, “I shall embrace in my narrative a space of about sixteen years, from 1814 to 1829.” The first chapter, however, is devoted to an account of her early life. // The Countess was born in 1789 (according to Larousse in 1784), and lived until the year 1850.’ ‘Preface by the Editor’, pp. [v]–vi, notes that ‘these Memoirs’ are based on the ‘opportunities of penetrating into the most private recesses of a court and exhibiting […] almost the very thoughts, of the individuals belonging to it’ (p. [v]), and ‘purporting to proceed from the pen of a lady distinguished by the particular intimacy of Louis XVIII, they lay open the secret intrigues of the most intriguing capital in Europe’ (p. vi). List of contents, pp. [vii]–xiii, follows preface. Adv. list (1 p. unn.) at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of G. Schulze, 13, Poland Street. Originally adv. in Star (4 Aug 1829) as ‘nearly ready’.

E: 3     [NAKHODA MUDA]; MARSDEN, W[illiam] (trans.).
MEMOIRS OF A MALAYAN FAMILY, WRITTEN BY THEMSELVES, AND TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL BY W. MARSDEN, F.R.S. &C. &C.
London: Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund. Sold by J. Murray, Albemarle Street; and Parbury, Allen & Co., Leadenhall Street, 1830.
iv, 88p. 8vo.
BL 14003.d.3; NSTC 2N291 (BI C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 5347657 (49 libs).
Notes. Trans. of MS-original Hikayat Nakhoda Muda (c. 1788); the MS was prepared by Nachoda La’udin for Butter Hunnings, the English factor in southern Sumatra. Introduction, pp. [i]–iv, states: ‘The Malayan biographical tract of which the following is a translation, appears to have chiefly drawn up, from time to time as the circumstances occurred, by the principal member of the family whose history it relates, and subsequently added to and finally arranged by one of his younger sons, whose name of ’La-uddîn is found at the conclusion of the manuscript’ (p. [i]). It continues: ‘The memoirs […] are by no means destitute of interest; but their principal merit is that of exhibiting a genuine picture, by a native hand, of Malayan manners and dispositions, […] more dramatically represented, than they could be drawn by the pencil of any stranger’ (p. ii). The introduction also notes that the ‘arranger’ of the Malayan manuscript neglected to insert the date of its conclusion, but that it must have been finished ‘about the year 1788’ (p. [i]), and that the ‘manuscript was sent to England in the year 1791, and not long afterwards received the dress in which it now appears, whilst the translator was employed in compiling a dictionary of the Malayan language’ (p. iii). Adv. list for ‘Works Published by the Oriental Translation Committee, and Sold by J. Murray Albemarle Street; and Parburry, Allen, & Co., Leadenhall Street’ occupies pp. 85–88. Printer’s mark and colophon of J. L. Cox, Great Queen Street.
Further edn: French trans., 1867.

E: 4     SYME, David (trans.?).
THE FORTUNES OF FRANCESCO NOVELLO DA CARRARA LORD OF PADUA, AN HISTORICAL TALE OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY, FROM THE CHRONICLES OF GATARO [sic], WITH NOTES. BY DAVID SYME, ESQ.
Edinburgh: Printed for Constable and Co.; and Hurst, Chance, and Co. London, 1830.
I xlvi, 257p. 12mo. 9s (ECB).
ECB 224 (Apr 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48791-9; NSTC 2G3380 (BI BL, C, E); OCLC 2882807 (5 libs).
Notes. Italian original not discovered; however, Galeazzo Gatari and his son Bartolomeo wrote a historical chronicle about the Paduan Carrara family. Andrea Gatari (Galeazzo’s son) incorporated and possibly revised the original manuscript of the Paduan Carrara family, Cronoca Carrarese confrontata con la redazione di Andrea Gatari, into his manuscript history, Chronicon Patavinum italica lingua conscriptum ab anno MCCCXI, usque ad an. MCCCCVI, auctore Andrea de Gataris; adnectitur eadem Historia qualis scripta fuit a Galeatio Gataro Andreae patre. The Cronaca Carrarese runs from 1318 up to 1407 and includes the rule of Francesco Novello da Carrara (1359–1406), the ruler of Padua from 1390 up to 1405. It would appear that Syme probably made use of the historical facts given in the Cronoca Carrarese and made up a story of them. Preface, pp. [i]–x, notes: ‘as the excessive prolixity of honest Gataro has with justice been complained of, I have melted down the original narrative, and re-cast it in a smaller mould, preserving as much as possible the fashion of the old workmanship’ (p. iv). It adds later: ‘We must return to Gataro and his narrative of the Fortunes of Francesco Novello da Carrara, which is as interesting as a picture of human life and character, as he doubtless considered it important, as the history of a great prince’ (p. x). List of contents, pp. [xi]–xiii, followed by ‘Introductory Extracts from Galeazzo Gataro’, pp. [xv]–xlvi, the latter with ‘Notes’, pp. [xli]–xlvi. ‘Notes’ to the main narrative occupy pp. [241]–257. List of ‘Errata’ (1 p. unn.) at end of text. Colophon reads: ‘Edinburgh:—Duncan Stevenson, Printer to the University’.

E: 5     BOWERS, W[illiam]; [TOWNE, Lieut. (editor)].
NAVAL ADVENTURES DURING THIRTY-FIVE YEARS’ SERVICE. BY LIEUT. W. BOWERS, R.N. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1833.
I xxv, 203p; II xi, 302p. 12mo. 21s boards (BP, ER, LG); 21s (ECB).
BP (28 Nov 1833); Star (16 Oct 1833), ‘during the present month’; LG 880: 765 (30 Nov 1833); ER 58: 553 (Jan 1834); ECB 69 (Nov 1833).
Corvey; NSTC 2B43635 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 10616143 (10 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [v]–vii, notes: ‘That “Truth is sometimes more wonderful than Fiction,” is a truism long since recognised by the philosopher and traveller; and, however incredible some portion of the following pages may appear, I can solemnly aver, be their merits or demerits otherwise what they may, that they have at least been written with a scrupulous regard to truth’ (p. [v]). It also states: ‘A portion of the narrative was written some time ago, solely for the amusement […] my humble name and fortunes would probably never have claimed the public attention, but for the accidental meetings of an old friend and messmate, who, during the history of my adventures sufficiently interesting (if not to edify) at least to amuse, kindly undertook to assist me in the compilation from my journals, my various rough notes and MS. papers for the press’ (pp. vi–vii). Autobiographical account, with some fictional elements, by Bowers (1784–1845); BP notes: ‘Lieut. Towne, R.N., was the Editor’. Lists of contents occupy pp. [ix]–xxv in vol. 1 and pp. [v]–xi in vol. 2. Running title varies according to narrative contents. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List records print run of 750 copies.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1835 (OCLC).

E: 6     [DUMAS, Alexandre, père and DERMONCOURT, Paul Ferdinand Stanislas].
THE DUCHESS OF BERRI IN LA VENDÉE; COMPRISING A NARRATIVE OF HER ADVENTURES, WITH HER PRIVATE PAPERS AND SECRET CORRESPONDENCE. BY GENERAL DERMONCOURT, WHO ARRESTED HER ROYAL HIGHNESS AT NANTES.
London: Bull and Churton, Holles Street, 1833.
viii, 383p, ill. 8vo. 10s 6d (ECB); 10s 6d boards (LG).
LG 871: 622 (28 Sept 1833); ECB 159 (Sept 1833).
BL 1200.i.33; NSTC 2D21776 (BI C, Dt, E, O); OCLC 3370116 (16 libs).
Notes. Trans. of La Vendée et Madame (Paris, 1833). This translated version evidently originates from the 1st edn., in which Dumas was involved, rather than a 2nd edn. of 1834, from which Dermoncourt removed much of Dumas’ original input, owing to political differences between the two. Frontispiece portrait depicts the ‘Duchess of Berry’. Imprint line underneath gives date of publication: ‘London. Published Octr. 1833, by Bull & Churton, 26, Holles Street’. Preface, pp. [iii]–viii, dated ‘Paris, September 10th, 1833’, notes: ‘If I have determined to publish this book, it is neither because I am labouring under an illusion respecting the military importance of the late war in La Vendée, nor because I fancy that I have so particularly distinguished myself in this war’ (p. [iii]), adding later that ‘Few persons, I may be allowed to say, are better able than I, to publish such a book as the present, to give the general plan of attack and defence in this war, to pursue it through all its details, both political and military, and, lastly, to enter into those particulars, which impart to a narrative its picturesque character’ (p. vii). In addition, the ‘editor’ informs the reader: ‘Part of my narrative is founded upon official documents still in my possession […] Many of the circumstances were related to me by the Duchess of Berri herself’ (p. viii). Engraved portrait of ‘General Dermoncourt’ precedes main text, with imprint line underneath giving exact date of publication: ‘Published by Bull & Churton, 26, Holles Street Octr. 1st. 1833.’ Appendix, pp. [353]–383, gives historical facts and tables with statistics. ‘Directions to the Binder’ follow appendix on unn. page. Printer’s mark and colophon of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1833 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn. 1833 (OCLC); Philadelphia 1833 (NSTC, OCLC).

E: 7     FEUERBACH, [Paul Johann] Anselm von; {LINBERG, Henning Gottfried} (trans.).
CASPAR HAUSER. AN ACCOUNT OF AN INDIVIDUAL KEPT IN A DUNGEON, SEPARATED FROM ALL COMMUNICATION WITH THE WORLD, FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD TO ABOUT THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN. DRAWN UP FROM LEGAL DOCUMENTS. BY ANSELM VON FEUERBACH, PRESIDENT OF THE BAVARIAN COURTS OF APPEAL, &C. TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN.
London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1833.
xi, 191p. 12mo. 3s (ECB); 3s cloth (ER, LG).
LG 846: 221 (6 Apr 1833); ER 57: 556 (July 1833); ECB 204 (Apr 1833).
C Nn.18.45:2; NSTC 2F5055 (BI Dt); OCLC 12786546 (8 libs).
Notes. Translated adaptation of Kaspar Hauser. Beispiel eines Verbrechens am Seelenleben des Menschen (Ansbach, 1832), itself a non-fictional legal commentary on Hauser’s rather fantastic case; the translation was originally published in Boston 1832 (NSTC). Dedication, pp. [iii]–v, to ‘the Rt. Hon. Earl of Stanhope, &c. &c &c.’, signed ‘Von Feuerbach’. Preface, pp. [vii]–xi, signed ‘Francis Lieber. Boston, Nov. 1832’. This states in its final paragraph that ‘the translator of this work is the same gentleman, who has done himself so much credit by an English version of M. Cousin’s History of Philosophy’, a footnote then identifying the translator of that work as Henning Gottfried Linberg (p. xi). Adv. on verso of p. 191 for four other titles by ‘the same Publishers’. Printer’s mark and colophon of J. S. Hodson, 15, Cross Street, Hatton Gardens. Collates in sixes.
Further edns: 2nd edn., revised and expanded, 1834 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn. 1834 (NSTC, OCLC); 1836 (NSTC).

E: 8     IRVING, Washington.
ASTORIA; OR, ENTERPRISE BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. BY WASHINGTON IRVING. AUTHOR OF “THE SKETCH BOOK,” “THE ALHAMBRA,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1836.
I xvi, 317p; II ix, 320p; III vii, 295p. 8vo. 31s 6d boards (BP); 31s 6d (ECB, ER).
BP (18 Oct 1836); MC (9 Sept 1836), ‘on the 1st of October’; ER 64: 550 (Jan 1837); ECB 301 (Oct 1836).
BL 1050.l.7; NSTC 2I4624 (BI C, Dt, E, O); OCLC 2481753 (54 libs).
Notes. John Jacob Astor (1763–1848) was born in Waldorf, Germany and emigrated to North America in 1784. He formed the American Fur Company and established a fur trading post at Fort Astor, Oregon, which eventually became the settlement of Astoria. Introduction, vol. 1, pp. [iii]–viii, signed ‘Washington Irving’ and dated ‘Sept. 1836’, notes how ‘In the course of occasional visits to Canada many years since, I became intimately acquainted with some of the principal partners of the great North-West Fur Company’ (p. [iii]). It later continues: ‘I was at an age when the imagination lends its colouring to every thing, and the stories of these Sinbads of the wilderness made the life of a trapper and fur trader perfect romance to me […] About two years ago […] I had a conversation with my friend Mr. John Jacob Astor, relative to that portion of our country, and to the adventurous traders to Santa Fé and the Columbia’ (pp. iv–v). In the rest of the Introduction Irving mentions how he compiled Mr Astor’s memoirs, letters and journals and subjected his work to his correction, adding that ‘the work, without any laboured attempt at artificial construction, actually possesses much of that unity always sought after in works of fiction, and considered so important to the interest in every history’ (p. viii). Lists of contents occupy pp. [xi]–xvi in vol. 1, pp. [iii]–ix in vol. 2, and pp. [iii]–vii in vol. 3. Incorrect pagination: pp. ix–x not extant in vol. 1. Running title varies according to narrative contents. Appendix of apparently authentic documents illustrating the life and economic rise of Astor occupies pp. [265]–294 in vol. 3. Printer’s marks and colophons of Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand. Bentley MS List records print run of 2,000 copies. BP notes: ‘The narrative appears, in its main lines, to be drawn from documentary evidence, its colouring, however, being filled in by the author.’ Originally published Philadelphia 1836 (Blanck, NSTC).
Further edns: 1839 (NSTC, OCLC); 1850 as Astoria, or Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains (NSTC, OCLC); 1850 (OCLC); with Captain Bonneville’s Adventures, 1851 (NSTC, OCLC); 1861 (OCLC); 1870 (OCLC); Dutch trans., 1837 (OCLC); German trans., 1836–7; Dutch trans., 1837; Swedish trans., 1837; French trans., 1839 [as Voyages dans les contrées désertes de l’Amérique du Nord entrepris pour la fondation du comptoir d’Astoria sur la côte nord-ouest].

E: 9     {MONK, Maria [pseud.]} [and BOURNE, George ?and others].
AWFUL DISCLOSURES OF MARIA MONK, AS EXHIBITED IN A NARRATIVE OF HER SUFFERINGS DURING A RESIDENCE OF FIVE YEARS AS A NOVICE, AND TWO YEARS AS A BLACK NUN, IN THE HOTEL DIEU NUNNERY AT MONTREAL.
London: Richard Groombridge, 1836.
viii, 221p. 18mo. 2s 6d (ECB); 2s 6d cloth (LG).
LG 999: 173 (12 Mar 1836) [as Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, One of the Black Nuns at Montreal]; ECB 391 (Mar 1836).
BL 1124.a.45; NSTC 2M33065 (BI C, Dt, O); xOCLC.
Notes. This title, possibly issued in competing edns., has been variously associated with the following: Theodore Dwight, John Jay Slocum, William K. Hoyte, William Monk [pseud?], William Leete Stone. According to John Sutherland, however, ‘Maria Monk’ was the alias of an impostor, who arrived in New York from Montreal, heavily pregnant, and was assisted in the preparation of this work by Revd George Bourne (1780–1845), a Presbyterian minister from England with fierce anti-Catholic views (see The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction (Harlow, 1988), p. 410). Preface, pp. [iii]–viii, signed ‘Maria Monk. New York, 11th January, 1836’. This begins by asserting the account’s factuality: ‘It is hoped that the reader of the ensuing narrative will not suppose that that it is a fiction, or that the scenes and persons that I have delineated had not a real existence’ (p. [iii]). First-person account, luridly anti-Catholic in bias. Printer’s mark and colophon of J. and C. Adlard, Bartholomew Close. Originally published New York 1836 (NSTC).
Further edns: 2nd edn. Edinburgh and Paisley 1836 (NSTC, OCLC 4183169); Dublin 1836 (NSTC); Manchester 1836 as Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, or, the Hidden Secrets of a Nun’s Life in a Convent Exposed Illustrated with Upwards of Forty Engravings (OCLC); 2nd edn., revised by Revd J. J. Slocum, London 1837 (NSTC); New York and London [1840?] as Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal. Faithfully Copied from the American edition of the New York Protestant Association; Edited by […] W. Monk (NSTC); 1851 as Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, a Narrative of her Sufferings in the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal (NSTC, OCLC); 1853 as The Character of a Convent Displayed in the Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk (OCLC); New York and London 1854 (NSTC). Owing to the convoluted textual history of this work, the preceding listing of subsequent edns. is by no means complete; rather, it represents the popular demand for Maria Monk.

F: Uncertain Reconstituted/Unseen Titles

F: 1     TRUEBA Y COSIO, Joaquin Telesforo de.
*THE EXQUISITES; OR, A NEW PORTRAITURE OF EXCLUSIVE SOCIETY. BY DON TELESFORO DE TRUEBA Y COSIO.
London: Colburn and Bentley, 1832.
3 vols. 21s (BP).
1 Mar 1832 (BP).
No copy located.
Notes. Details taken from BP, which notes that its information has been copied from a contemporary advertisement. Block also lists under ‘Trueba y Cozio’, but provides no date. NSTC 2E15468 lists a 2nd edn. of this work (1832) held in DLC, but without author ascription; however, no information about this supposed copy has so far been discovered.

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