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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE BERTRAMS. A NOVEL.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE BERTRAMS. A NOVEL.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1859. First edition. An uncommon and interesting early Trollope – the usual elements of love, marriage, money and family – “perhaps the most serious objection which can be brought against the book from the point of view of literature is that it is too much like life” (Algar Thorold).
Three volumes. Crown 8vo (185 x 118mm). iv,(336); iv,344; iv,(332)pp. No half-titles called for. Contemporary half tan calf, banded and richly gilt; red labels; marbled sides, endpapers and edges; some slight wear to corners; a few very minor marks, spots and faint creases, but a very good set of a difficult title. With the rather pleasing bookplate in each volume of one Arthur Palliser (1828?-1917), Gentleman at Arms, Captain in Queen Victoria’s Bodyguard and later a London magistrate. There is of course no way of knowing whether Trollope’s choice of the Palliser name in the political novels was influenced by any particular member of this Anglo-Irish family, but this was someone whose name he would almost certainly have come across.

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : CASTLE RICHMOND. A NOVEL.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : CASTLE RICHMOND. A NOVEL.

Leipzig : Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1860. First Tauchnitz edition : noticed in the “Allgemeine Bibliographie für Deutschland” on 14th June 1860 and presumably set from advance sheets, as the London edition had appeared only a few weeks earlier on 10th May. Love, inheritance, blackmail and famine in Ireland – as Trollope recalled in later life, “The heroine has two lovers, one of whom is a scamp and the other a prig”.
Two volumes. Foolscap 8vo (16cm). [vi],350; [vi],354pp. Bound in a neat contemporary quarter roan, ruled and lettered in gilt; pastepaper boards; very lightly rubbed; oval labels removed from spines, leaving very faint marks; a few minor spots and small flaws, but a very good set of any early Trollope. Todd & Bowden 1493.

£200

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE BELTON ESTATE.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE BELTON ESTATE.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1866 [i.e.1865]. First edition. Clara Amedroz has to choose between kind and generous Will Belton and smooth and urbane Captain Aylmer – probably one of Trollope’s most undervalued novels and certainly one of the hardest to find in first edition. As long ago as 1928 Michael Sadleir wrote that “‘The Belton Estate’ in first edition, through some hazard of publishing history which I cannot explain, has simply disappeared. I have no record of ‘The Belton Estate’ being offered for sale in a bookshop catalogue or at auction”.
Three volumes. Crown 8vo (187 x 116mm). iv,284; iv,308; iv,276pp. Half-titles not called for. Bound, without the publishers’ catalogue sometimes found, in a pleasant contemporary half blue polished calf, banded and gilt; marbled sides, edges and endleaves; lightly sunned; a little rubbed and slightly scuffed; binder’s blanks neatly excised at the front of each volume; some slight marks and faint creases, but overall a very good, sound, and handsome set. Ownership inscription of R. E. Broome in each volume. Sadleir 22. Wolff 6767.

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET.

London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1867. First edition. Grace Crawley, Mrs Proudie, Septimus Harding, etc. – “Taking it as a whole, I regard this as the best novel I have written” (Trollope in 1883). With lively wood-engraved plates and illustrations after George Housman Thomas (1824-1868), mainly engraved by his brother, William Luson Thomas (1830-1900).
Two volumes. Demy 8vo (210 x 136mm). [iv],384; [iv],384,[ii]pp. Thirty-two full-page plates and thirty-two vignettes. Bound, complete with the inset advertisememt leaf seldom found, in a stylish later (mid-twentieth century) half crimson crushed morocco, banded and gilt, by George Bayntun of Bath; top edges gilt; a couple of slight marks and small flaws; minor repair to title-page of vol.ii, but overall a very good and handsome set. Small bookseller’s label of Henry Sotheran Ltd.

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : LOTTA SCHMIDT AND OTHER STORIES.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : LOTTA SCHMIDT AND OTHER STORIES.

London : Alexander Strahan, 1867. First edition. A collection of nine of his most interesting short stories – including “The Widow’s Mite”, “Miss Ophelia Gledd”, “The Journey to Panama”, etc. “I have never seen a copy really in mint condition” (Sadleir – writing in 1928).
Post 8vo (196 x 120mm). [iv],(404)pp. Bound in a smart recent half burgundy morocco, banded and gilt; a few very minor marks and slight creases, but a very good copy. Sadleir 28.

£400

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : TALES OF ALL COUNTRIES.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : TALES OF ALL COUNTRIES.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1867. A reprint of the 1864 collected edition of the two series of stories originally published 1861-1863. Seventeen stories, including “An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids”, “The Mistletoe Bough”, “The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box”, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [iv],404pp. Steel-engraved frontispiece by J. Brown after Marcus Stone. Original green cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt and decorated in blind in a Select Library of Fiction design; lightly rubbed and a touch worn; a couple of tiny splits at joints; endpapers cracked and tape-repaired; a little shaken and slack, but a reasonable copy of an early edition. Contemporary red armorial circular stamps of the library at Ickwell Bury, Bedfordshire, then the home of John Harvey (1815-1879) and his wife Annie Jane Harvey (1825-1898), née Tennant, author of “Turkish Harems and Circassian Homes”, etc., and (as Andrée Hope), “Vyvyans : or, The Murder in the Rue Bellechasse”, etc. Contemporary blind-stamp of W. H. Smith of the Strand, where presumably the Harveys bought the book.

£50

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE DUKE’S CHILDREN. A NOVEL.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE DUKE’S CHILDREN. A NOVEL.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1880. First edition. A fine and unduly neglected late novel, the last of the Palliser sequence and Trollope at his most moving and humane.
Three volumes. Crown 8vo (20cm). viii,320pp; viii;(328); viii,312 + 24pp publishers’ catalogue. Original blue-green cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gilt; expertly recased and refurbished; endpapers rejointed; edges cleaned; some minor residual signs of age and wear; a few minor marks, but otherwise a very good and attractive set. With the bookplate of Leslie Benson in each volume and the earlier ownership inscription “Bradwell” to each titlepage.

£850

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : MARION FAY.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : MARION FAY.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1882. First edition. An uncommon late Trollope title – love, marriage, politics and class divisions. Lady Frances Trafford falls for a post-office clerk, her brother, Lord Hampstead, pays court to Marion Fay, a humble Quaker.
Three volumes. Crown 8vo (182 x 115mm). viii,(304); viii,282; viii,(272)pp. Bound, with half-titles but without the final blank in vol.ii, in an elegant later (mid twentieth-century) half red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe; top edges gilt; internally some occasional light thumbing and spotting, but a very good set. Bookseller’s label of Henry Sotheran Ltd. in vol.i. Sadleir 64.

£850

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : MARY GRESLEY AND OTHER STORIES.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : MARY GRESLEY AND OTHER STORIES.

London : Folio Society, 1951. First edition under this title – five of Trollope’s best short stories, one (Katchen’s Caprices) making its first appearance in book form, the others seemingly out of print since the nineteenth century. With an introduction by John Hampden and wood-engravings by Joan Hassall.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [xii],(170),[ii]pp. Wood-engraved illustrations and decorations. Original floral patterned cloth; title-label; top edge red; edges and endleaves a little spotted, but otherwise a very good copy in the matching dust-jacket – a little worn at tips and slightly spotted on flaps, but still very good.

£25

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TERRY, R.C. (Reginald Charles), 1932- – editor : OXFORD READER’S COMPANION TO TROLLOPE.

TERRY, R.C. (Reginald Charles), 1932- – editor : OXFORD READER’S COMPANION TO TROLLOPE.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, (1999). First edition. A handsome companion, providing an alphabetical guide to Trollope’s work, friends, publishers, characters, topics, and anything else one might need.
Medium 8vo (25cm). xxiv,(626),[vi]pp. Portrait frontispiece. Illustrations. Maps. Original boards; a very good copy in the dust-jacket – just slightly creased on inner flap.

£25

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