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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.

£1,500

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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 : ORLEY FARM.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : ORLEY FARM.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1862. First edition, in book form, bound up from the original monthly instalments published between March 1861 and October 1862. Wills, codicils, property, family and love – “The plot of ‘Orley Farm’ is probably the best I have ever made ... I do not know that there is a dull page ... especially proud of its illustrations by Millais, which are the best I have seen in any novel in any language” (Trollope).
Two volumes. Demy 8vo (211 x 131mm). viii,320; viii,320pp. Forty plates after Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896). Bound, complete with half-titles, in an elegant contemporary half calf, banded, gilt and worked in blind; contrasting red and green labels; marbled sides, by Walker & Son of Plymouth, with their ticket in each volume – this a partnership between William Fluke Walker (1801?-1891) and his son William Henry Walker (1836?-1905); a little rubbed, with some very minor scuffing and slight wear; endleaves tanned, with some slight splash-marks to those at the front of the second volume; plates lightly spotted, but still overall an attractive set in a handsome and fully contemporary provincial binding. With the contemporary armorial bookplate of the Rev. Prebendary Hedgeland – Philip Hedgeland (1825-1911), vicar of Penzance – in each volume. Sadleir 13.

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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 in book form. "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 (217 x 135mm). [iv],384; [iv],384pp. Thirty-two full-page plates and thirty-two vignettes. Bound in an elegant later (mid-twentieth century) half blue morocco, banded and gilt; top edges gilt; spines lightly sunned; some occasional minor internal marks, creases and small flaws, but overall a very good set. Tipped into vol. i are two advertisement leaves for various later Chapman & Hall publications by Trollope and others. Sadleir 26.

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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 : PHINEAS FINN, THE IRISH MEMBER.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : PHINEAS FINN, THE IRISH MEMBER.

London : Virtue & Co., 1869. First edition. The second of the Palliser novels - the sequence forming "the best work of my life" in Trollope's view - a handsome young Irishman enters the Victorian world of love, politics and pragmatism. Illustrated by the author's favourite illustrator, John Everett Millais (1829-1896).
Two volumes. Demy 8vo (221 x 135mm). (viii),320; (viii),328pp. Twenty plates by Millais. Bound in an elegant slightly later (probably early twentieth-century) half red sealskin, banded and gilt; top edges gilt; marbled sides and endpapers; red silk ribbons; just a hint of rubbing; some occasional internal marks and spots, but overall a very good copy. With the dated (September 1910) acquisition inscription of Francis Wrangham - presumably the Yorkshire clergyman Canon Francis Wrangham (1871-1941).

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE WAY WE LIVE NOW.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE WAY WE LIVE NOW.

Leipzig : Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1875. First edition : noticed in the "Allgemeine Bibliographie für Deutschland" in July 1875 and apparently preceding the London edition, which appeared in September of that year. The monstrous Augustus Melmotte - "as a satire, powerful and good ... the interest of the story lies among the wicked and foolish people" - such was Trollope's later verdict on one of the most enduringly popular and most "modern" of his novels.
Four volumes. Foolscap 8vo (154 x 105mm). (296); 294; (296); (296)pp. Bound, without half titles and final imprint leaf, in a pretty contemporary half vellum, richly gilt in a scrolled design; red labels; marbled sides and endpapers; lightly rubbed; a few minor internal marks, nicks, chips and creases; two leaves with slightly more extensive tears, but without loss;still overall a very attractive set with an equally attractive provenance. With the dated September 1881 ownership inscription and bookplates of Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia - Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Connaught - wife of Prince Arthur, third son of Queen Victoria. A neatly pencilled inscription on the final leaf records her finishing the book at the family home at Bagshot Park on 21st of December 1881. Todd & Bowden 1493.

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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 : CHRISTMAS DAY AT KIRKBY COTTAGE.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : CHRISTMAS DAY AT KIRKBY COTTAGE.

London : Sampson Low, Marston & Co., [1947]. First edition. A charming Trollope short story originally produced for the 1870 edition of “Routledge’s Christmas Annual” and never previously published in book form. With an explanatory introduction by William Strode and some delightful illustrations by Joan Hassall (1906-1988).
Crown 8vo (19cm). (48)pp. Illustrations and colour plates by Hassall Scarfe. Original stapled wrappers; just a hint of rust to staples, but otherwise a very good copy in the Greetings Book format ready-to-post Hassall dust-jacket - lightly rubbed and slightly tanned.

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE TROLLOPE READER.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE TROLLOPE READER.

New York : Oxford University Press, 1947. First edition. An absorbing and extensive anthology of the best of Trollope – Trollope on life, servants, society, marriage, clergy, doctors, lawyers, women, politics, the press, education, etc. Selected and edited by Esther Cloudman Dunn and Marion E. Dodd.
Crown 8vo (182 x 109mm). xxii,(434)pp. Bound in an elegant French binding – full blue morocco, banded and gilt, by Maurin; top edge gilt; marbled endleaves; ribbon marker; spine a little sunned; edges spotted, but otherwise a very good copy. Pictorial bookplate of Roy McWilliams.

£50

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TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE PARSON’S DAUGHTER AND OTHER STORIES.

TROLLOPE, Anthony, 1815-1882 : THE PARSON’S DAUGHTER AND OTHER STORIES.

London : Folio Society, 1949. First edition under this title – five of Trollope’s best short stories, four of them apparently out of print since the nineteenth century. With an introduction by John Hampden and wood-engravings by Joan Hassall.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [xii],228pp. Wood-engraved illustrations and decorations. Original floral patterned cloth; title-label; edges 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.

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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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