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The Workman Collection

Various Authors

Collection of British Literature Works including When London Burned and The Yarn of Old Harbour Town

1841 - 1935

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The Workman Collection

  • Sold as a set of 23.


Frederick Sadleir Brereton (English).

With Roberts to Candahar.

London: Blackie & Son Limited, 1907.

Octavo.

Frontispiece with 6 black and white illustrations by William Rainey R.I.

16 pages with publisher’s ads at rear.

First edition.

Bound in original pictorial green cloth over bevel-edged boards stamped in tan, orange and black with gilt titles on upper and spine, gray endpapers and green stained edges.


John Buchan (Scottish).

Some Eighteenth Century Byways.

Edinburgh and London: Williams Blackwood & Sons, 1908.

Octavo.

32 pages with publisher’s ads at rear dated 6/08, indicating this is a first state.

First edition, first state.

Bound in dark blue-green buckram with blind stamped ornamental stamp to upper with gilt titles, gilt titles with decorative motif on spine, dark green

endpapers.


John Buchan (Scottish).

John Prester.

London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1910.

Octavo.

Includes Frontispiece map.

First edition, secondary binding.

Bound in publisher’s blue cloth decorated “navy flowers” upper with titles stamped in gilt (a variant issue has upper titles in blue), lavishly decorated gilt titles on spine.


John Buchan (Scottish).

The King’s Grace 1910-1935.

London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1935.

Large octavo.

Includes full color photographic frontispiece, 73 black and white photographic plates at the rear.

Limited edition of 500, this being copy 79 signed and numbered by the author on colophon.

Bound with white boards with gilt titles and crown motif stamped on upper, gilt titles on spine, blue endpapers with gilt-stamped crown motif on pastedowns and endpapers.


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (English).

Manalive.

London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1912.

Octavo.

Includes full color frontispiece by Dudley Tennant.

First edition.

Bound in original blue cloth with pictorial stamped upper, spine lettered in gilt with design in blind, illustrated endpapers.


G.A. Henty (English).

St. Bartholomew’s Eve. A Tale of the Huguenot Wars.

London: Blackie & Son, 1894.

Octavo.

32 pages with ads at rear.

Includes frontispiece, with 12 black and white illustrations by H.J. Draper, and full-color map of France at face.

First edition.

Bound in original green cloth over bevel-edged boards, pictorial titles stamped on upper and spine in black, silver and gilt, green stained edges, plum endpapers.


G.A. Henty (English).

When London Burned. A Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire.

London: Blackie & Son, 1895.

Octavo.

32 pages with ads at rear.

Includes frontispiece, with 12 black and white illustrations by J. Finnemore.

First edition.

Bound in original pictorial blue-green cloth over bevel-edged boards, stamped in black, orange and gilt, with orange titles, pictorial gilt and black titles on spine, green stained edges, gray endpapers.


G.A. Henty (English).

With Moore at Corunna.

London: Blackie & Son, 1898.

Octavo.

32 pages with ads at rear.

Includes frontispiece, with 12 black and white illustrations by Wal Paget.

First edition.

Bound in original pictorial green cloth over bevel-edged boards in red, black, and white with gilt titles on upper and spine, with gray endpapers and green stained edges; early ownership on front endpapers, else a near fine copy.


G.A. Henty (English).

With Buller in Natal. Or, a Born Leader.

London: Blackie & Son, 1901.

Octavo.

32 pages with ads at rear and with with publisher’s new books prospectus laid in.

Includes frontispiece, with 10 black and white illustrations by W. Rainey, R.I.

First edition.

Bound in original publisher’s pictorial blue cloth over bevel-edged boards with blue tan, and brown illustrations with gilt titles on upper and spine, tan endpapers and green stained edges.


Anthony Hope (English).

The Prisoner of Zenda. Being the History of Three Months in the Life of a Gentleman.

Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1894.

Octavo.

First edition, first issue, including 2 publisher’s ads at the rear, with final edition of the Arrowsmith’s 3/6 series listed being XVIII.

Bound in original publisher’s brown cloth with titles stamped in gilt on upper, gilt titles and publisher’s signet on spine.


E.W. Hornung (English).

Mr. Justice Raffles.

London: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909.

Octavo.

4 pages with ads at the rear.

First edition.

Bound in pictorial charcoal cloth with black and orange illustration and titles on upper, titles in gilt on spine with black illustrated motif.


Charles Reade (English).

The Cloister and the Hearth. A Tale of the Middle Ages.

London: Trübner & Co., 1861.

4 volumes.

Octavo.

First edition.

Bound in original textural green cloth over bevel-edged boards, ruled in blind, with titles in gilt along spine, yellow endpapers.

Housed in collector’s brown morocco backed green cloth clamshell, titles in gilt on green morocco compartments with gilt ruling, four raised bands, and gilt ornamental motifs in compartments.


W. Clark Russell (English).

The Yarn of Old Harbour Town.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905.

Octavo.

Includes frontispiece photographic plate, titles in red and black.

First edition.

Bound in original mottled green cloth with red, black, and white pictorial upper ruled in black, with black titles, black and red pictorial spine with gilt titles and black ruling.


W. Gilmore Simms, Esq. (English).

Eutaw. A Sequel to the Forayers, Or the Raid of the Dog-Days. A Tale of the Revolution.

New York: Redfield, 1856.

Octavo.

4 pages. publisher’s advertisements at back.

Includes frontispiece and full title plate by Carr Darley.

First edition.

Bound in olive green cloth with double, blind stamped ruling on boards, and pictorial gilt titles on spine, green endpapers.

Housed in green cloth slipcase.


Bernard Shaw (Irish).

The Irrational Knot.

New York: Brentano’s, 1905.

Octavo.

First American edition.

Bound in original publisher’s navy boards ruled in blind, with titles and floret motif stamped on upper, and gilt titles on spine.


Bernard Shaw (Irish).

Androcles and the Lion; Overruled; Pygmalion.

London: Constable and Company, 1916.

Octavo.

First U.K. edition, published May 25, 1916 following the German publication.

Bound in original ribbed olive cloth with gilt titles on spine, and with 2 pages of publisher’s ads tipped in sideways at the back.


Bram Stoker (Irish).

The Lair of the White Worm.

London: William Rider and Son, Limited, 1911.

Octavo.

Includes frontispiece and 6 full-color plates by Pamela Coleman-Smith and with publisher’s ads at the rear.

Bound in original textural red cloth with blind stamped “snake” framing device with gilt titles on upper and spine, early ownership on front endpapers.

Housed in a blue cloth slipcase.


Samuel Warren (American).

Ten Thousand A-Year.

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1841.

3 volumes.

Octavo.

First edition, first impression.

E. Hubert Litchfield’s copy, with his bookplate on upper pastedown of each volume.

1 publisher’s ad at the rear of vol. III.

Early bookseller’s description laid in vol. I.

Bound in original publisher’s brown cloth, all boards double-ruled in blind and decorative motif stamped on uppers, yellow endpapers.

Housed in a brown morocco-backed gilt ruled clamshell with four gilt-ruled raised bands on spine with titles in gilt.

Literature

Wolff 7072.

Sadleir 3304.

Blanchard A21.

Wolff 6076.

Edel and Laurence A1376.

Sadlier 1999.

Dalby 21a.

Condition Report

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With Roberts to Candahar

Slight cocking, creasing to front endpapers and early ownership on half title.

Foxing at front.


Some Eighteenth Century Byways.

Foxed edges.


John Prester.

Dampstaining to boards, early ownership on front endpapers.

Foxed edges and endpapers.


The King’s Grace 1910-1935.

Most pages remain uncut.


When London Burned. A Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire.

Early ownership on upper pastedown.

Light foxing.


The Prisoner of Zenda. Being the History of Three Months in the Life of a Gentleman.

Early ownership on front endpaper.

Toning throughout.


Mr. Justice Raffles

Slight shelf wear.


The Cloister and the Hearth. A Tale of the Middle Ages.

Some shelf wear and dust soiling.


Eutaw. A Sequel to the Forayers, Or the Raid of the Dog-Days. A Tale of the Revolution.

Bookplate on upper pastedown.

Early ownership written in pencil on front endpapers.


Ten Thousand A-Year

Early ownership at titles in each volume.

Some dampstaining to boards of vol. II, the lower board on vol. III is detached but held in mylar.

Feature(s)

First Edition

Language

English

Subject

Poetry, Novels

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