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Contrib.Author [1]Title / AuthorEdition [2]Place : Publisher, Year. [3]Pages/Vols. : illustrations ; size. [4]Auction history [5]Library, Call No. [6]Proof of ownership in volumeAnnotations in volume by RLS [7]Other evidence of ownershipAdditional comments [8]Cross reference to Reading DbLanguage other than EnglishClassification

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nmbAbbot, George.A Breife Description of the Whole World: Wherein is particularly described all the Monarchies, Empires and Kingdomes of the same, with their Academies ... / George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury.London : Printed for William Sheares, at the signe of the Harrow in Britaines Bursse, 1635.350pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 80.signature of Thomas Stevenson.George Abbot (1562-1633), successively Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, of London, and Archbishop of Canterbury. Title continues: 'as also their several titles, and situations thereunto adjoyning / written by the Right Reverend Father in God, George, late Archbishop of Canterburie.' Details from Harvard. First edition London 1599. Binding: calf.History - World

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nmbAbbotsford Club.Jacobite Correspondence of the Atholl Family during the Rebellion M.DCC.XLV.-M.DCC.XLVI. from the Originals in the Possession of James Erskine of Aberdona, Esq. / Abbotsford Club.Edinburgh : Printed for the Abbotsford Club, 1840.258pp. : facsims.; 4to.The Genesis of "The Master of Ballantrae": "[...] a story conceived long before on the moors between Pitlochry and Strathardle, conceived in the Highland rain, in the blend of the smell of haether and bog-plants, and with a mind full of the Athole correspondence and the memories of the Chevalier de Johnstone.' (Tus.10, pp.xxiv-xxv)Edited by David Laing and John Hill Burton.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbAdam, Alexander.Classical Biography: Exhibiting Alphabetically the Proper Names, with a Short Account of the Several Deities, Heroes, and Other Persons mentioned in the Ancient Classical Authors; ... / Alexander Adam.Edinburgh : Printed by Murray & Cochrane for W. Creech; - and T. Cadell & W. Davies, London, 1800.414pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 1.signature of Thomas Stevenson; signature of E. Lothian; his bookplate.Dr. Alexander Adam (1741-1809), Rector, High School of Edinburgh 1768. Title continues: 'Designed chiefly to contribute to the Illustration of the Latin Classics.' Details from NLS. Binding: old calf; cracked. E. Lothian?History - Classical - Greece and Rome

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nmbAdam, Alexander.Roman Antiquities: or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans ... / Alexander Adam.2nd.Edinburgh : Printed for A Strahan and T, Cadell, London; and W. Creech, Edinburgh.1792.616pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 2.signature of Thomas Stevenson.Dr. Alexander Adam (1741-1809), Rector, High School of Edinburgh 1768. The second edition, considerably enlarged. Title continues: 'Designed chiefly to Illustrate the Latin Classics.' Details from NLS. First published 1791. Binding: calf; cracked.History - Classical - Rome

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nmbAdams, Henry.History of the United States during the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison / Henry Adams.New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889-1909.9 v. : maps; 19cm.Letters from Vailima to Edward L. Burlingame: 1. 26 Nov 1890: P.S. ... I have seen a good deal of La Farge and Adams, both delightful people: will you please send me the historical works of the latter by earliest occasion: he tells me they are dull, that's what I like.; 2. 1 Aug 1892: By the by, vols. VII, VIII and IX of Adams's History have never come to hand; ...; 3. Will you please send me something as definite as you can as to the American privateers of 1812-14? Of course I have Adams; but what I want is some log of a voyage, or some popular work containing actual facts and faces, or any historic and detailed publications. I am willing to go (if necessary) fifty dollars on this. (Letters 7, 2278 & 2442; pp. 46 & 340 and 8, 2368; p.176).Henry Adams (1838-1918), historian; great-grandson of John Adams, and grandson of John Quincy Adams, American presidents; travelled to Samoa with the artist John La Farge (1830-1910), staying late Oct 1890 to end Jan 1891, and encountering RLS. Jefferson 1801-9; Madison 1809-17. See Longer comments.History - America

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nmbAddison, Joseph.Unspecified - Works / Joseph Addison.? : ?? : ?copy given to RLS by Francis Doud, rancher, Monterey, early Oct 1879. [In return, RLS gave copy of Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes, q.v.]Letter, accompanying copy of Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes from Monterey, to Frances Doud, 2 Oct 1879: Francis Doud Esquire / My Dear Sir, The more I see of America, the more I find of the old country from which you and I both come. One of the pleasant incidents that I have yet met with, as an Englishman and a man of letters, was the kind present you made me today. Addison on the Pacific coast, and in an old edition - there could scarce be anything more homely. / Please accept in return for the pleasure you have done me, this copy of a little book of mine. The pictures at least, I am sure you will admire; and you must forgive a little delapidation, for the book has travelled far. Believe me Your very much obliged [space] Robert Louis Stevenson. (Letters 3, 653; p.14).Joseph Addison (1672-1713), essayist and poet; founder of The Spectator with Richard Steele. Mehew notes: Francis Doud (1820-1910), an Irishman who emigrated to the USA in 1838, served in the army during the Mexican War and settled in Monterey in 1850, where he became a prosperous cattle farmer and owned the meat market. RLS took his Sunday lunch with the Douds. From Mehew note to Letters 8, 2579; p.96-7: In an interview at Auckland, in Mar 1893, with William Henry Triggs of the Christchurch Press (printed 24 Apr 1894) - when RLS was asked what books students should read in order to write English - he advised that they should 'browse about in the 17th and 18th centuries, mentioning Shakespeare, Browne, Taylor, Dryden, Johnson, 'and I suppose Addison - though I never read him myself.' See Longer comments.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbAesop.Fabulae Aesopicae, plures quingentu, & aliae quaedam narrationes, cum historia vitae fortunaeq[ue] Aesopi compositae studio & diligentia Ioachimi Camerarii Pab. quibus additae sunt & Liuianae & Gellianae ac aliorum quaedam cum, interpretatione Graecorum, & explicatione quorundam aliorum / Aesop.Lugduni [Lyon] : Apud Ioan. Tornaesium, 1571.637pp. : ill. (c100 woodcuts), port. (roundel on title); 16mo./12cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 5.signature of Thomas Stevenson. Aesopus (620-580 B.C.), Greek slave and moral fabulist, possibly born in Africa. Index. Edited by Joachim Camerarius (1500-74), Bavarian classical scholar and Lutheran theologian who mediated between Protestants and Catholics at the Reformation. Jean de Tournes / Johannes Tornaesius (1539-1615), Royal Typographer, Lyon (Geneva c1585). Details from Harvard, where copy includes De Vita et moribus fortuna[e]que et interitu Aesopi. pp.23-82. Binding: old calf; rubbed. Another TS edition of Aesop: 'By 1841 [Thomas] Stevenson's book collection is known to have embraced Aesop's Fables with Bewick woodcuts ...' (Roland Paxton: Dynasty of Engineers, 2011). L - mLiterature - Classical - Greek -Fable

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nmb, rgsAgricola, Georg.De Re Metallica Libri XII: Quibus officia, Instrumenta, machinae, ac omnia denique ad metallicam spectantia non modo lucientissime describuntur, sed & per effigies, suis locis insertas, adiunctis Latinis, Germanis-[que] appellationibus ita ob oculos ponuntur, ut clarius tradi non possint. ... / Georg Agricola.Basilae : Froben, 1561. 502pp. : ills., fold. pls.; folio/33cm.Beinecke, 1995+5.RLS's visiting card pasted on verso of front cover; note on title: 'fz'.Letter from Stobo to W.E. Henley, [?4 Jul 1882]: ... Agricola being in town, I cannot speak so fixedly as to him; ... (Letters 3, 969; p.338). - Mehew note: [In his letter of 3 Jul] Henley commissioned [for the Magazine of Art] an article for the 'Byways' series on Agricola. ... This was never written. Letters from WEH to RLS: 1. 30 May 1882: 'Of course I accept the 'Agricola' d'avance; ...'; 2. 1 Mar 1883: [Lists] (3) Let me hear from you on the subject of Johannes Agrippa, or whatever is his name. I want a By-Way badly. Dost hear? Badly [emphasis].' (Atkinson, pp.109 & 115).Pseud. of Georg Bauer (1494-1555), German (Saxon) 'father of mineralogy'. Title continues: 'Eiusdem De animantibus subterraneis liber, ab autore recognitus: cum indicibus diversis, quicquid in opera tractatum est, pulchre demonstrantibus, atq[ue] omnibus nunc iterum ad archetypum diligenter restitutis & castigatis.' A complete and systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy - with special emphasis on the illustration of the work of watermills [great RLS interest] in mining; first published 1556. Hieronymus Froben (1501-63), printer; Nicolaus Episcopius (1501-64), his brother-in-law and colleague; both friends of Erasmus. With fine woodcuts.L - mScience - Mineralogy

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nmbAikman, James.Annals of the Persecution in Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution / James Aikman.Edinburgh : Hugh Paton, 1842.556pp. : 8vo.? RLS's name written by his father (see Additional comments).Letter from [Wick] to his mother, [7 Sept 1868]: This morning I got a delightful haul: ... very thankfully received; and Aikman's Annals, a precious and most acceptable donation, for which I tender my most ebullient thanksgivings. I almost forgot to drink my tea and eat mine egg. It contains more detailed accounts than anything I ever saw, except Wodrow [q.v.], without being so portentously tiresome and so desperately overborne with foot-notes, proclamations, Acts of Parliament and citations as that last history. (Letters 1, 57; p.144). Letter from San Francisco to Charles Baxter, [9 Jan 1880]: Among my books there is one: Aikman's History of the Persecution or History of the Covenanters in the shelves immediately behind one as one sits at the business table, on which I think you will find my name written by my father; if this is so, please keep it; if not, ... look out some book that is, and keep that. I wish I could keep them all, but just now a pound or two is very near. (Letters 2. 676; p.43).James Aikman (?1779-1860), historian. Details from BL. Norquay.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmbAinsworth, William Harrison.The Tower of London. A Historical Romance ... Illustrated by George Cruikshank / William Harrison Ainsworth.London : ? ? : ?Essay: Random Memories : Rosa Quo Locorum, where unspecified edition is mentioned as being among the 'anything really legible' on his father's shelves, 'a spot of some austerity.'William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-82), popular novelist. First published London : Richard Bentley, 1840 (439pp. ; 8vo.) George Cruikshank (1792-1878). Details from BL. Letter from [Braemar] to W. E. Henley, [Sept 1881]: [Re Sea Cook or Treasure Island] I love writing boy's books. This first is only an experiment: wait till you see what I can make 'em with my hand in. / I'll / be / the / Harrison / Ainsworth / of / the / Future. / and a chalk better by St Christopher, or at least as good. You'll see that even by the Sea Cook. D_d sight gayer than Mudie-ing, you bet. (Letters 3, 849; p.230).- Mehew note: Writing novels suitable for respectable middle-class subscribers to Mudie's Circulating Library, founded in 1842. (Could account for up to 75% of sales of a popular novel.) Letter from Davos to Edmund Gosse, [9 Nov 1881]: Go and see Harrison Ainsworth, and if you do, give him my homage: say I dote on his works; name your maker, like a man, and swear that I'm his fond admirer. (Letters 3, 866; p.248).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbAlexander, Jonathan.The Recollections of Jonathan Alexander: formerly of the 52d and 66th Regiments (now in his 88th year). Compiled by George Seton / Jonathan Alexander.Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1886.16pp. : port.; 18cm.RLS's copy - sent to Anne Jenkin.Letter from [Bournemouth] to Anne Jenkin, [mid-Aug 1887]: [Preparing his Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin, q.v.] Please pardon me if I throw some more trouble on you: I have not the time to go over both sets [of proofs]; you will make them agree, and copy my little paper apart for the second. I send you Mr Seton's Recollections &c., so that you may go exact. / I have left the Alexander tale in Seton's language, though I think I could bring it out; but then it was so kind of him to send me this, and the story tells itself. (Letters 5, 1867; p.441).Jonathan Alexander (1799-1888), soldier. George Seton (1822-1908), advocate; secy. to Registrar General of Scotland 1854-89. Mehew note: A description of a lecture, given by Alexander, a former private, of his recollections of Napoleon at St. Helena. Captain Jenkin, 'a tall handsome old gentleman', had exchanged reminiscences with the lecturer and told the audience how he himself had served in the guardship off St. Helena in 1816. (Omitted from publication). History - Britain - Military - Napoleonic Wars

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nmbAllingham, William.Blackberries Picked off Many Bushes. By D. Pollex and Others. Put in a Basket by / William Allingham.1st.London : G. Philip & Son, 1884. 171pp. : 8vo.Roberts.RLS's bookplate on front pastedown.numerous pencil markings and critical annotations throughout; e.g 'He dashed it off!' alongside a poem on p.33. Letter from [Hyeres] to his parents, [25 May 1884]: 'I wish you would send me three books ... Allingham's Day and Night Songs.' (Letters 4, 1275; pp.297-8)- Mehew note: A new edition of Allingham's Day and Night Songs (originally published in 1854) had just appeared.William Allingham (1824-89), poet and editor 'Fraser's Magazine' 1874-79; friend of D. G. Rosetti. Verses written by Allingham. Details from BL. Not in NLS. Binding: original green cloth, gilt. Printed Liverpool on watermarked handmade paper. Reissued as Blackberries, Longmans, London, 1893. Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsAndersen, H. C.Only a Fiddler: a Danish Romance / H. C. Andersen.Author's.New York : Hurd & Houghton; Cambridge : Riverside Press, 1876.309pp. : 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 716.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate affixed inside front cover.Hans Christian Andersen (1805-75), story-teller and collector of fairy tales. Danish title: Kun en Spillemand. First published 1837; sentimental novel attacked by Kierkegaard as joyless in Af En endnu Levendes Papirer (1838). Book-ticket: John Howell, importer, San Francisco. Cover note: Andersen's Works.Literature - Danish - Novel and Short Story

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nmbAnderson, James.Account of the Present State of the Hebrides and Western Coasts of Scotland: Being the Substance of a Report to the Lords of Treasury, of Facts collected in a Tour to the Hebrides, ... / James Anderson.Edinburgh : Printed for G. G. J. & J. Robinson, London; C. Eliot, Edinburgh, 1785.452pp : pls., map; 8vo.Safford lot 9.Buffalo, PR5499 no.1 (OCLC No. 08381159).RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.James Anderson (1739-1808), editor of 'The Bee, or Literary Intelligencer'. Title continues: 'with large additions, together with the evidence given before the Committee of Fisheries: ...' Binding: leather, varnished; in a slip-case. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection - his bookplate affixed inside portfolio. nmb5.History - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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nmbAnderson, John.Prize Essay of the State of Society and Knowledge in the Highlands of Scotland ... / John Anderson.Edinburgh : William Tait, 1827.176pp. (lacking back) : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 6.signature of Thomas Stevenson; his marginal pencilings and note at end re text.John Anderson W.S. (1748?-1830). Title continues: 'at the Period of the Rebellion and of their Progress up to ... 1825.' Details from BL. nmb5.History - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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nmbAnonymous.The Scotch Portmanteau opened at York / Anonymous.London : Printed for M. Thrush, [1761].160pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 478.Details from NLS - note: Satire relating to the influence of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713-92), prime minister 1761-3; the 'Northern Machiavel' and 'le parvenu Montagnard', acc. to English xenophobes. Binding: half sheep; broken.History - Britain - Parliament

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nmb, rgsAnonymous.Mémoires particuliers pour servir à l'histoire de France sous les regnes de Henri III, de Henri IV, sous la régence de Marie de Médicis, & sous Louis XIII ... / Anonymous.Paris : Chez Didot, Niyon [et] Damonneville, 1756.4 v. (V 1 - 3 only); 17cm.Beinecke, 1994 495.Contents: 1. Memoires du duc d'Angouleme. 2. Memoires de duc d'Etrees. 3. Memoires de M. Deageant. 4. Memoires du duc d'Orleans. Also listed under: Estrees, Francois Annibal, duc d', (1573-1670). Memoires; Deageant, Guichard, (d.1645). Memoires; Angouleme, Charles de Valois, duc d', (1573-1650). Memoires; Orleans, Gaston, duc d', (1608-60). Subject: France 1574-1643.FHistory - France - 16th and 17th Century

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rgsAnonymous.Histoire des Camisards, où l'on voit par quelles fausses maximes de politique, et de religion, la France a risqué sa ruine, sous le règne de Louis XIV / Anonymous.Londres : Ches Moise Chastel, 1744.2 v. (V 1 only) : 8vo.Silverado.RLS's Savile Club-Skerryvore card inside front cover.List of page numbers and a phrase identifying each inside back cover; these correspond with most of the pencil lines opposite passages in the book itself. 155 - Laporte - Portrait, Caracterie & Conduite de Rolland (No mention of lady) [see Travels with a Donkey, 269-70: physical description fits as nephew of LaPorte] / 167 - points out resemblance of the Petits-Prophetes des Camisards to a set of Petites-Prophetes studied [?] in modern Catholic communion / 181 - More tales of Rolland / 186 - Rolland 243 [note] / 204 - Spy report to Rolland / 204 / Cavalier 208 / 223 / 260 / 271 not[ e] s / of same 273 No other notes.Tome premier. Q.v. below, two editions of Eugene Bonnemere : Histoire des Camisards, 1859 and 1877. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes.FHistory - France - 18th Century - Protestantism

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nmb, rgsAnonymous.Le Livre Bleu de l'Internationale / Anonymous.Paris : E. Lachaud, 1871.324pp. : orig. back wrappers only (mutilated); 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 540.At head of title: Oscar Testut [b.1840]. 'C'est une collection inedite des rapports officiels lus aux congres de Lausanne, Bruxelles et Bale.' Subject: International Workingmen's Association Congresses. Binding: original back wrappers (mutilated).FHistory - France - 19th century - Politics

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nmbAnonymous.Final Act of the Berlin Conference on Samoan Affairs / Anonymous.Printed Samoa Times Office, 1889.8pp. : 33cm.Held Apr - Jun 1889 by Germany, Britain and USA - brought Samoan independence and neutrality; Malietoa Laupepa, rather than Mataafa, recognised as king - q.v. Booth & Mehew : Letters, 6; pp.342-4. Copy in Alexander Turnbull Library, Nat. Lib. NZ.History - Polynesia - Samoa

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nmbAnonymous.the new German Samoa White Book' / Anonymous.? : Berlin : 1893?44 docs. (8 Dec 1886 - 5 Feb 1899.Letters from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin: 1. 30 Jan [1893]: For God's sake let me have a copy of the new German Samoa White Book; 2. 4 Jun [1893]: Down to the post office, where I find ... and (Heaven reward you!) the White Book, just arrived per Upolu [ship], have gone the wrong way round, by Australia; ... (Letters 7, 2514; p.465 and 8, 2577; p.89). Letter from Isobel Strong to Jane Whyte Balfour, [early 1893]: - mentions dancing with Cusack-smith, British consul at Samoa, who remarked: 'I am glad the blue-book[sic] is out, as it will prove[emphasis] that I have consistently followed[emphasis] Mr. Stevenson's policy throughout.' (Beinecke, 5808; McKay, 4, p.1649) A Footnote to History, 1892: He [the reader] will find more of the history of Samoa spread before his eyes in that excursion [from Mulinuu through Apia to Matautu], than has been collected in the blue-books or the white-books of the world.' ((Tus.21, p.82)Original White book introduced to Reichstag 15 Feb 1889. Includes Report of the German Consul at Apia of 24 Feb 1888. (From NY Times archive article online). Balfour mentions that he failed to procure a copy of the 'German White-book' for use in writing (pp.417-23) 'Appendix D. Samoan Affairs.': 'I read it when it came out, and would refer to the leading article in the Times for January 17th, 1893, to show that it directly supported Stevenson's contentions.' He also notes the 'American White-book' likewise not easily obtained, and refers readers to the 'British Blue-book, C 6973', purchasable from Eyre & Spottiswoode, as the principal source of his quotations. 'As to the impartiality of the Blue-book', he says 'the British Consul during this period was never at any time suspected, justly or unjustly, of being friendly to Stevenson.'GHistory - Polynesia - Samoa

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nmbAnonymous.A Cloud of Witnesses, For the Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ: or, the Last Speeches and Testimonies of those who have Suffered for the Truth in Scotland, Since the Year 1680. Together with an Appendix, containing the Queensferry Paper; Torwood Excommunication; a Relation concerning Mr. Richard Cameron, Mr. Donald Cargil, and Henry Hall; and an Account of those who were killed without process of law, and banished to foreign lands: with a Short View of some oppressive actions / Anonymous.8th.Edinburgh : Printed by David Paterson; for William Duncan bookseller, and sold by him at his shop opposite the Fountain Well, within the Head of Gray's Close., 1765.392pp. : 8vo./18cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 86.signature of Thomas Stevenson.The Pentland Rising: A Page of History 1666', (1866): ''A cloud of witnesses ly her, / Who for Christ's interest did appear." / Inscription on Battle-field at Rullion Green. (Tus.29). Letter from Vailima to W. H. Triggs, 6 Dec 1893: About reading. I can tell you what I have been reading in the last month: Wodrow's Analecta [q.v.], The Cloud of Witnesses, The Life of James Renwick [Alex. Shields, q.v.], [3 other unrelated titles] ... (Letters 8, 2665; p.203). Balfour: 'A special [Covenanting] favourite ... was an old copy of A Cloud of Witnesses, which had belonged to his [RLS] nurse's grandmother.' Alison ('Cummy') Cunningham, nurse. Novel: Weir of Hermiston: 'For he [Archie] had struck him - defied him [Weir] twice over and before a cloud of witnesses - struck him in a public buffet before crowds.' (Tus.16, p.29)Edition: The Eighth edition, corrected, and enlarged with the testimonies of John Nisbet younger, John Nisbet of Hardhill, Robert Miller, Thomas Harkness, &c. A letter of John Semple's, and of Archibald Stewart's. The paper found upon Mr. Cameron at Airsmoss, and an acrostick upon his name. The testimony of John Finlay in Kilmarnock. The epitaphs upon the grave stones of Mr. Samuel Rutherford, Mr. John Welwood, and the noble patriots who fell at Pentland-hills, &c. Subjects: Covenant and Covenanters. Richard Cameron (1648-80), the 'Lion of the Covenant', killed at Aird's Moss. Donald Cargill (1619-81), associate of Cameron, executed. Details from NLS, where earliest edition is dated 1714. Binding: sheep; cracked.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmbAnonymous.Minute Book kept by the War Committee of the Covenanters in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, in the Years 1640 and 1641 / Anonymous.Kirkcudbright : Printed and Published by J. Nicholson, 1855.250pp. : 23cm.Beinecke, 1994 712.Mostly unopened.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmbAnonymous.An Account of the Scotch Plot, in a Letter, from a Gentleman in the City, to his Friend in the Country / Anonymous.[London : Printed in the Year, 1704].Anderson Part 1, Lot 497.Subject: Jacobitism: invasion of Scotland by France. Details from NLS - note: Alternative issue has full stop after 'Plot'. Not to be confused with the earlier Calumny Condemned, or, A True, Exact, and Sober Account of the Scotch Plot (1659), which may have suggested title.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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rgs, nmbAnonymous.An Appeal to the Common Sense of Scotsmen: especially those of the Landed Interest, and more especially Freeholders if their own conduct be not the source of their misery? ... / Anonymous.Edinburgh : [Printed by W. Sands, A. Murray, and J. Cochran. Sold by J. Traill ...], 1747.66pp. : 8vo/21cm.Beinecke, NZ 747ap.Title continues: 'And, if their own vigorous efforts be not the only mean of their relief? Together with a proposal of the last importance for saving the country from ruin ... in answer to the groans of it's wretched inhabitants.' Add. details from BL- note: pp. 62-66 contain 'Proposals for establishing the Scots woollen manufacture'. Subject: Scotland, economic development?

RGS: The copy listed is probably not RLS's. All we know is that in a typescript list of an Edwin J. Beinecke gift in 1950 this work is listed by title and labeled: (fragment) n.d.
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nmbAnonymous.The Contrast: or, Scotland as it was in the Year 1745, and Scotland in the Year 1819 / Anonymous.London : P. Wright & Son ... J. Pointer ... and J. Dick & Co. ... Edinburgh ...,1825.312pp. : 12mo./19cmAnderson Part 2, Lot 90.Oregon, SCA Burgess, DA809 .C65.From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson (Oregon); signature of Robert Thomson on title page (Anderson).some passages marked; single pencil note (Anderson).Consists, first ... of the Journal of an English Medical Officer who attended the Duke of Cumberland's Army ... during the time of the Rebellion: published in 1746 [and also in 1747 in 'A Journey through part of England and Scotland ... By a Volunteer', pp. 53-190] ... And, second, of Letters from Professor Garscombe of New York, descriptive of Society, Manners, Arts, Sciences, and Manufactures ... in Scotland in 1819 ... Lately published in New York, etc. (Details from BL). Binding: boards; broken. Robert Thomson?History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbAnonymous.The Necessity of a Plot, or, Reasons for a Standing Army. [Bound with] 1. The Case of the Forfeited Estates in Scotland ... Patrick Haldane; 2. The Laws and Judicatures of Scotland ... [Reply by] Sir David Dalrymple; 3. The Honour and Justice of the present Parliament ... [Reply by] Patrick Haldane; 4. Observations on the Bill for Sale of the Forfeited Estates ... [Reply by] Sir David Dalrymple. By A Friend to K[ing] G[eorge] / Anonymous.[London? : 1720?]16pp. : varnished; 8vo/19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 216.Princeton, XI-8.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University Press, 1971. Part XI, 8. Morris Parrish Collection. Patrick Haldane and David Dalrymple - q.v. below.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbAnonymous.The Sad and Lamentable Case of Protestants Under the Government of a Popish Prince. Which must be expected when they are Subjects to such a one / Anonymous.London : Printed for Jonas Hyther, 1692.34pp.? : small folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 266.Anderson has '1682'. Details from BL. 1 of 7 'Jacobite' pamphlets - bound with: 1. The Tryal and Condemnation of David Lindsay ... 1704 [q.v.]; 2. The Famous Case of Robert Calvin ... / Sir Edward Coke, 1705 [q.v.]; The Paralel; or, Persecution of Protestants ... [Daniel Defoe], 1705 [q.v.]; and 3 Unspecified others, 1679-1705. Binding: half roan.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmb, rgsAnonymous.A View of the Management of the Late Scotch Ministry; With Respect to the Protestant Succession, Union, etc. / Anonymous.London : 1709.31pp. : sewed; small 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 594.Monterey.no inscriptions, etc.no markings.History - Scotland - Jacobitism and Union of Parliaments

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nmbAnonymous.The Scotch Echo to the English Legion: or, The Union in Danger, From the Principles of some Old and Modern Whigs in both Nations, about the Power of Parliaments. ... / Anonymous.Edinburgh : Printed, 1707.22pp,. : wrappers; small 4to./20cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 477.Title continues: 'Being every word collected from their own writings ... .' Details from NLS - Reference: McLeod & McLeod. Anglo-Scottish tracts 347.History - Scotland - Jacobitism and Union of Parliaments

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nmb, rgsAnonymous.Vulpone; or, Remarks on some Proceedings in Scotland, Relating both to the Union and Protestant Succession since the Revolution. In a Letter to a Member of Parliament / Anonymous.[London?] : n.p., 1707.29pp. : sewed; 4to./25cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 694.Monterey.no inscriptions, etc.no markings.Anonymous. Trimmed at bottom, but date still identifiable as 1707.NLS has copy printed 1707. Reference: McLeod & McLeod. Anglo-Scottish tracts 529.History - Scotland - Jacobitism and Union of Parliaments

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nmbAnonymous.Miscellanea Antiqua: containing, First, The Life and Death of King James the Vth of Scotland, from the French printed at Paris in 1612. In which is the Beginning of the Reformation in that Kingdom: an Account of the Sufferings of the renowned Lady Jean Douglas, &c. / Anonymous.London : Printed for W. Taylor, [at the Ship in Pater-noster-Row, and Sold by M. Ogston bookseller, in Edinburgh], 1710.119pp. : small 8vo./17cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 267.signature of Thomas Stevenson; note on fly-leaf in his hand.Possibly the copy presented to Robert Stevenson (q.v.) by Sir Walter Scott (q.v.) on the voyage in the yacht of the Northern Lighthouse Board in 1814: 'I can only boast of the possession of a very small volume which Sir Walter presented me on the voyage containing "Some account of the voyage of James V. round Scotland under the conduct of that excellent Pilot James Lindsay". I at one time had many notes and letters of Sir Walter's, but they somehow or other got out of my hands.' ('Reminiscences of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet. By Robert Stevenson' - in 'Scott's Voyage in the Lighthouse Yacht. By Robert Louis Stevenson' - in Scribner's Magazine V.14, 4; oct 1893) Title continues: 'II. The Navigation of that King around Scotland, the Orkney and Western Isles, in which is the distances of the havens; the dangers, and how to avoid them; the soundings, courses, the times of full sea, and the courses of the tides, &c. From the mouth of the Humber to Carlisle. III. The Chamaeleon, or Crafty Statesman; in a Character of Mr. Maitland of Lethington, Secretary of Scotland: / By Mr. George Buchanan. Never before publish'd.' Details from NLS - notes: The second and third parts each have their own title page. Pagination and register are continuous. Also issued as Miscellanea Scotica. Anderson Cat. note: Cushing attributes authorship to C. (?) Oliphant. George Buchanan (1506-82). Nicolas de Nicolay (1517-83) : Navigation du roy d'Ecosse Jacques cinquiesme. English. 1710. Binding: half calf; broken.History - Scotland - Stuarts

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nmbAnonymous.A Copy of a Letter From a Gentleman in Fife to His Friend at Edinburgh, Upon the Subject of the Malt-Tax / Anonymous.?: n.p., 1725.16pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 211.From the no. of pages, possibly a copy of title in NLS, published [Edinburgh] : Printed [by Mr. James MacEuen] in the Year, 1725. [2], 18pp. ; 8vo. NLS notes: signed at end: Philo Scotus, i.e. Duncan Forbes? Place of publication and printer from the colophon. Copy also in BL. Duncan Forbes of Culloden (1685-1747), Lord Advocate and Lord President of Court of Session. Other editions: signed and dated 'L. D. L. Coupar 31st Dec. 1724.'- World Cat.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbAnonymous.A Letter from A Fyfe Gentleman, at present in Edinburgh, to Chief Magistrate of a Burgh in Fyfe, Upon our present Situation, with regard to the Malt-Tax ... / Anonymous.Edinburgh : Printed in the Year, 1725.16pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 285.Title continues: 'by the author of a former letter from Fyfe upon the same subject, dated 31 December, 1724. Details from NLS.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbAnonymous.An Answer to the Brief Account of the Elections in the North of Britain, with some account of the new division there / Anonymous.London : Printed for A. Baldwin, 1708.20pp. : sewed; small 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 7.The Brief Account' (1708) is by [George Moncrieff]. Details from NLS.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbAnonymous.Candid and Impartial Discussion of the False Reasonings, Gross Misrepresentations, and Studied Fallacies of Two Late Pieces; The Former written to vilify the Inhabitants of One End of This Island: And the Latter of the Other ... / Anonymous.London : Printed for M. Cooper, 1747.55pp. : sewed; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lots 79 & 438.Pamphlet. 2 copies; 2nd copy part of lot of 11 pieces. Title continues: 'Together with a Fair and Clear Account of the Advantages derived to both parts of the Nation, by the Union ... By "a Friend of Great Britain".' NLS note: In reply to the issue of 27 Dec. 1746 of 'Old England' and to Lord Mansfield's 'The Thistle'. NLS has 3 copies, 2 with 55pp. and 1 with 84pp. See entry for William Murray, Lord Mansfield, below.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nm,b rgsAnonymous.Some Thoughts Concerning The Malt Tax, Humbly Offered to the Consideration of the Landed Interest of Scotland / Anonymous.n.p., n.d. [Edinburgh? : 1725?].27pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 490.Monterey.no inscriptions, etc.no markings.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbAnonymous.Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals who have been Condemned and Executed from Murder, Highway Robberies, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining, or Other Offences; ... / Anonymous.London : Reeves & Turner, 1874.2 v. : 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 445.unidentified signatures on front fly-leaves; unidentified ms. note laid in on first leaf.Mahaffy: 'In a small bookcase over the head of the bed were some of his own books, a Shakespeare, and what was more curious, "A Record of Remarkable Crimes and Criminals' ...; he was an avid reader of murders and crimes of all sorts.'Title continues: 'from the Year 1720 to the Year 1735. Collected from Original Papers and Authentic Memoirs.Law - English - Criminal - Biography

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nmbAnonymous.Gaudeamus! Carmina Vagorum selecta in usum Laetitiae / Anonymous.Lipsiae : [in aedibus B. G. Teubneri?],1879.?pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 236.NYU, Fales, Brit Stevenson ...presentation copy with inscription in front: 'R. L. Stevenson, from his affect. friend, H. F. B[rown], Venice, March 3rd, 1881.'; RLS's bookplate: 'From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima.'; bookplate: 'Edward Percy Rich'.Preface, by way of Criticism' to Familiar Studies of Men and Books: I shall quote here a verse of an old student's song, worth laying side by side with Villon's startling ballade ['La Grosse Margot]. ... / [Begins] Nunc plango florem / ... (Tus.27, pp. xx-xxi)Student Song Book. Horatio Robert Forbes Brown (1854-1926) of Newhall, historian; intimate friend and biographer of J. A. Symonds, visiting him at Davos where met RLS. See William Penn : Fruits of Solitude. Lipsiae = Leipsic/Leipzig. Yale has 1877 copy, 221pp.Literature - English - Ballad and Song

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nmbAnonymous.Gaudeamus! Carmina Vagorvm Selecta in Vsvm Laetitiae / Anonymous.Lipsiae : [in aedibus B. G. Teubneri?], 1879.?pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 239.RLS's bookplate.Student Song Book. Preface, Familiar Studies (1882): RLS quotes from this work 'a verse of an old student's song, worth laying side by side with Villon's startling ballade', La grosse Margot.Literature - English - Ballad and Song

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nmbAnonymous.Sidney Castle, or the Sorrows of De Courcy. A Novel by The Author of Edmund, or The Child of the Castle / Anonymous.London : 1792.2 v. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 486.RLS's visiting cards; bookplates of Elizabeth Unsworth.Letter from [Bournemouth] to Walter Scott [London publisher & bookseller], [Sept/Oct 1884]: Pray send me / ... / 2. Sidney Castle 5 vols. / [3 others listed]. (Letters 5, 1302; p.9).Single vol. edition Dublin : Wogan, 1793; 268pp. (UCLA) Edmund; or the Child of the Castle, a Novel: 1790; Gothic tale inspired by Horace Walpole : The Castle of Otranto (1765). Binding: calf; broken at hinges. Mehew note: One of the popular romances published by William Lane at the Minerva Press. Mehew has 'De Courci'. Elizabeth Unsworth?Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsAnonymous.Na mele aimoku, na mele kupuna, a me na mele ponoi o ka Moi Kalakaua I. A ua pai ia no ka la hanau o ka moi, ke kanalima ponoi o kona mau makahiki / Anonymous.? : [n.p, 1886?].311pp. : 21cm.Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz886N.notes.Hawaiian poems. Imprint taken from first poem [dated] Novemaba 16, M.H. 1886. Songs of the chief, ancestral songs, songs for oneself (personal songs) and songs of the sovereign Kalakaua I ... RGS notes: Forbes, Hawaiian National Biography, 1780-1900, 3844. Translation of title: Chants for rulers, ancestral chants, and personal chants for King Kalakaua I. Printed for the birthday of the king, when he was exactly fifty years of age. [Honolulu 1886]. P / HLiterature - Polynesian - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsAnonymous.[The Beauties of Caledonia; or,] Gems of Scottish Song; being a Collection of more than fifty of the most beautiful Scottish Ballads, set to music, many of which have hitherto been unpublished in this country; ... / Anonymous.Boston : Published by Oliver Ditson, [1866>].99pp. : port.; 28x23cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 237. Hellman.Song. Title continues: 'the whole arr., collected, and compiled from the very best sources, and latest revisals of the author's works ...' Full title and details from Yale and Lib. Cong. RGS note: According to the Journal of the Robert Louis Stevenson Club (London), no.15, (Feb 1954), pp.9-10, this has the stamp of Gray's Music Store, 623 & 625 Clay Street, San Francisco, and is one of the nine books previously in RLS's library at Vailima that were returned to Samoa in celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. See Goodman : Penitent Pardon'd. Hellman: in slip/solander case.Literature - Scots - Ballad and Song

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nmbAnonymous.Jacobite Songs of Scotland chronologically arranged, with Notes / Anonymous.Glasgow : Maurice Ogle & Co., 1871.93pp. : 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 443.Jacobite Songs. NLS note: includes songs by later writers: Burns, Scott, Hogg, etc.Literature - Scots - Ballad and Song

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rd, nmbAnonymous.The Ballad Minstrelsy of Scotland. Romantic and Historical. Collated and Annotated / Anonymous.Glasgow : Maurice Ogle, 1871.656pp. : varnished; 12mo./20cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 166.Princeton, II-2.presentation copy with inscription from Thomas Stevenson: 'Robert Louis Stevenson from his Father, 1872.'; inscription in pencil by RLS: 'Thence handed on to a _Person from California_ with all best wishes'. Vailima Library book label, signed by Isobel Strong.some marginal markings in pencil and brief annotations by RLS on pp.58. 171, 345. Anderson: slips of paper inserted to mark pages - some written in RLS's hand.Song. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University press, 1971. Part XI, No. 2. Morris L. Parrish Collection. Anderson note: No doubt the 'Person from California' was his [RLS] wife [Fanny Osbourne/Stevenson].Literature - Scots - Ballad and Song

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nmb, rdAnonymous.Vie et avantures de Lazarille de Tormes. écrites par lui-même ; traduction nouvelle, sur le véritable original espagnol / Anonymous.Bruxelles : Chez George de Backer, 1744.2 v. in 1 v. : copperpl. port. & engrs.; 12mo./15cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 285.Princeton, XI-12.signature: 'Thomas Stevenson London 1837'.La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y suas fortunas y adversidades. Anonymous picaresque novella first published in 1544 at Alcala de Henares; included in Index of Forbidden Books of the Spanish Inquisition. 'Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee, & enrichie d'un plus grand nombre de figures'. There are several attributions as to authorship - see Longer comments. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University Press, 1971. Part XI, No. 12. Port, and engrs. by Harrewijn. Anderson has 18mo. Binding: half sheep; back missing.FLiterature - Spanish - Novel and Short Story

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nmbAnonymous.Unknown pamphlets.Various p. & d.Various.Anderson Part 2, Lots 438 (7 items) & 439 (4 items).Strictly for the record!Miscellaneous - Unknown

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nmbAnonymous.Papers relating to the South Sea Islands, their Natural Products, Trade Resources, etc., etc. / Anonymous.Wellington, N.Z. : Government Printer, 1874.21, 25, 55pp. : fold. map; folio./32cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 467.1 piece. Details from Nat. Lib. Aus.Science - Agriculture - Polynesia

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nmbAnstey, F.The Pariah / F. Anstey.London : Smith Elder & Co., 1889.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to J. M. Barrie, 20 Jun 1892: Your Little Minister and Anstey's Pariah are books we have had the luck to receive lately and which have made the subjects of many conversations. It was a pleasant thought to me, the pleasure of which you are too young to understand, that both of these were by my juniors in the art, ... (Letters 7, 2418; p.314). Letter from [Vailima] to Henry James, 5 Dec [1892]: I should also say I read Anstey when he is serious, ... (Letters 7, 2502; p.451).Pseud. of Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934), novelist and journalist; Punch Magazine. Details from BL. RLS poss. had single vol. edition London : Smith, Elder, 1890. Mehew note: Written in more serious vein than his humorous works like Vice Versa, The Pariah was ill-received by the critics.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbAntoninus, Marcus Aurelius.His Conversation with Himself. Translated by Jeremy Collier ... / Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.2nd.London : Richard Sare, 1708.420pp. : port.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 8. Christie's 4.inscription on inside of front cover: 'R. L. Stevenson, Sept. 1869.'; bookplate of William Harris Arnold.many passages marked in pencil; a few notes.Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Emperor of Rome. Meditations. Title continues: 'Together with the Preliminary Discourse of the Learned Gataker. As also, the Emperor's Life, written by Monsieur D'Acier, and supported by the Authorities collected by Dr. Stanhope.' Portrait by Van der Gucht. Corrected Edition. Binding: contemporary calf, covers detached with browning and staining; in green morocco pull-off case (Christie's). Details from BL. William Harris Arnold (1854-1923), U.S. collector; author 'Ventures in Book Collecting'. L - trPhilosophy

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nmbAntoninus, Marcus Aurelius.The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Translated by George Long / Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.2nd.London : Bell & Daldy, 1869.210pp. : port.; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 4.NYU, Fales, Brit Stevenson ...label pasted inside front cover reading 'Robert Louis Stevenson'; inscription by Lieut. Safford re purchase from E. W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson; certificate by E. W. Gurr (Anderson).10 lines of poetry: [beginning?] 'A spirit from the Spring is stiv'd. / Across the fading year. / Dear Cupid hits on / By riverside & wine. / Let entry guide you my sl[?] / And ...'; marginal notes.Essay:
1. 'Lay Morals' 3: "Perceive at last that thou hast in thee something better and more divine than the things which cause the various effects, and, as it were, pull thee by the strings. What is that now in thy mind? is is fear, or suspicion, or desire, or anything of that kind?" Thus far Marcus Aurelius, in one of the most notable passages in any book. [Book 12] (Tus.26, p.25. ;
2. 'Books Which Have Influenced Me', 1887: ... a very noble book - the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. The dispassionate gravity, the noble forgetfulness of self, the tenderness of others, that ere there expressed and were practised on so great a scale in the life of its writer, make this book a book quite by itself. No one can read it and not be moved. [Continues] (Tus.28; pp.65-6).
3. 'Thoreau' - unlike Thoreau M.A: found time to write and run the Roman Empire at the same time.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Emperor of Rome. Meditations. 'Bohn's Classical Library'. Revised and Corrected Edition. George Long M.A. (1800-79), fellow Trinity College, Cambridge and professor University of London. Details from BL. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1933), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor.L - trPhilosophy

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nmbApuleius.The Golden Ass ... Translated by William Adlington. With an Introduction by Charles Whibley / Apuleius.London : David Nutt, 1893.249pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 688.Lucius Apuleius Platonicus (123/5-180), Romanised Berber; his 'Metamorphoses' or 'Aureus Asinus', the adventures of one Lucius, is the only Roman novel to survive in its entireity. 'The Tudor Translations' No. 4, ed. W. E. Henley. Details from BL.L - trLiterature - Classical - Latin - Novel and Short Story

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rd, nmbArbuthnot, John.A Sermon Preached to the People, at the Mercat Cross of Edinburgh; On the Subject of the Union / [John Arbuthnot].[Edinburgh] : Reprinted for Andrew Bell, 1707.16pp. : sewed; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 9.Princeton, XI-1.label pasted to title page: 'This book is from the library of Robert Louis Stevenson and was purchased by me at the sale of January 1915', signed 'W R Benjamin N Y Sept 1915'.John Arbuthnot (1667-1735), M.D.; writer and wit; friend of Pope, Swift and Gay; his History of John Bull (1712) ridiculed the Duke of Marlborough to stir national discontent with the French War. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University press, 1971. Part XI, No. 1. NLS note: sometimes attributed to Sir David Dalrymple.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmb, rgsArcher, William.About the Theatre. Essays and Studies / William Archer.London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1886.350pp. : 8vo. (varnished)Beinecke 7896.presentation copy with inscription on half-title: 'Robert Louis Stevenson / from / W. A. / 5 June: 86.'; RLS 's visiting card mounted as bookplate inside front cover.marked passages.William Archer (1856-1924), Scottish drama critic; London Figaro 1879; World 1884-1905; friend of George Bernard Shaw; introduced Ibsen's work to British stage; Daily Chronicle 1899 article re RLS on publication of Letters to his Family and Friends. References to RLS on pp. 31, 339. See also 'Robert Louis Stevenson: His Style and Thought' in Time, Nov 1885 (repr. Maixner, Critical Heritage) - Letters 5, 1480; pp.141-3).Literature - English - Comedy and Drama - Criticism

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nmbArcher, William.English Dramatists of To-day / William Archer.London : Sampson Low & Co., 1882.387pp. : 8vo.Letter from Bournemouth to William Archer, [?Feb 1886]: Since we met I have read your Dramatists with singular relish; it is a good, bright, witty, pungent book by a man who knows what he is saying. [Mentions opinions on Beau Austin] Besides yourself, there are only two critics living: Watts and Purcell; and you are - well! (Letters 5, 1563; p.214). William Archer (1856-1924), Scottish drama critic; London Figaro 1879; World 1884-1905; friend of George Bernard Shaw; introduced Ibsen's work to British stage; Daily Chronicle 1899 article re RLS on publication of Letters to his Family and Friends. References to RLS on pp. 31, 339. See also 'Robert Louis Stevenson: His Style and Thought' in Time, Nov 1885 (repr. Maixner, Critical Heritage) - Letters 5, 1480; pp.141-3).Literature - English - Comedy and Drama - Criticism

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rgsArcher, William.The Theatrical 'World' for 1893 (-1897) / William Archer.London : Walter Scott, [1894-98].5 v. (V 1 only) : 8vo.Silverado, 1894.0009.presentation copy with inscription to 'RLS, London, 5 February 1894' from William Archer. Letter from Vailima to William Archer, 27 Mar 1894: Many thanks for your Theatrical World. ... it strikes me as being really very good. I have not read much of it but so far as I have looked, there is not a dull and not an empty page in it. Hazlitt, whom you must often have thought of, would have been pleased. ... I shall put this book on the Hazlitt shelf. You have acquired a manner that I can only call august: otherwise I should have to call it amazing impudence. The Bauble Shop and Becket are examples of what I mean. But it 'sets you weel. (Letters 8, 2716; pp.259).William Archer (1856-1924), Scottish drama critic; London Figaro 1879; World 1884-1905; friend of George Bernard Shaw; intoduced Ibsen's work to British stage. Daily Chronicle 1899 article re RLS on publication of Letters to his Family and Friends. See also 'Robert Louis Stevenson: His Style and Thought' in Time, Nov 1885 (repr. Maixner, Critical Heritage) - Letters 5, 1480; pp.141-3). Mehew note: A collection of Archer's dramatic criticisms in the 'World' and elsewhere.Literature - English - Comedy and Drama - Criticism

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nmbAristotle.Secret of Secrets Contracted ... Advice to Alexander the Great ... / Aristotle.London : Printed in the Year, 1719.?pp. : 18mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 5.signature of John Blackadder on several pages.Aristotle (384-332 B.C.), Greek philosopher; student of Plato, teacher of Alexander. BL: Doubtful or Suppositious Work / Pseudo Aristotle (London : H. Walwyn, 1702 ; 87pp.). Binding: old sheep. ?John Blackadder (1664-1729), commander Cameronian regiment; son Rev. John B. (1615-81), minister and Covenanting preacher, who died a prisoner on Bass Rock.Gr - trPhilosophy

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nmbArnold, Matthew.Poems / Matthew Arnold.London : Macmillan & Co., 1869.2 v. : 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 6.RLS's bookplates.marginal penciling.Matthew Arnold (1822-88), poet, school inspector; member of Athenaeum Club. Details from BL.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbArnot, Hugo.A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in Scotland, from A.D. 1536, to 1784. With Historical and Critical Remarks ... / Hugo Arnot.Edinburgh : Printed for the Author, by William Smellie, 1785.400pp. : 4to./27x22cm. Beinecke, 1971 568.bookplate of John Burnet of Barns, Esq.; ms. note on A2 & A3 in an unidentified hand.Letter from Davos to his father, [early Nov 1881]: You might also look in Arnot's Criminal Trials up in my room, and see what observations he has on the case (Trial of James Stewart in Appin for the murder of Campbell of Glenure: 1752); if he has none, perhaps you could see - Oh yes, see if Burton [q.v.] has it in his two vols of trial stories. I hope he hasn't; but care not; do it over again anyway. / The two named authorities I must [emphasis] see. (Letters, 3, 865; p.246). Letter from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter, [?18 Jul 1893]: I return herewith Arnot (which unfortunately I already possessed) and Balfour's Letters to see what you can get for them. [Asks for others in exchange] (Letters 8, 2610; p.138).Hugo Arnot (1749-86), Edinburgh advocate and eccentric genius; best loved for his 'History of Edinburgh', 1779 and 'Essay on Nothing', 1776. John Burnet of Barns (?-?), Manor, Peeblesshire laird. Menikoff 3. nmb6.Law - Scots - Criminal

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nmbAsbjornsen, Peter Christen.Round the Yule Log. Norwegian Folk and Fairy Tales ... / Peter Christen Asbjornsen.London : Sampson Low & Co., 1881.316pp. : ill., ports.; 8vo/21cm.Letter from Davos to Edmund Gosse, [?13 Dec 1881]: Thank you for the beautiful book, which I admired with my eyes and then read with amusement. It is now making glad the hearts of children. (Letters 3, 881; p.261).Peter Christen Asbjornsen (1812-85), scholar and collector of Norwegian folklore with Jorgen Engebretsen Moe (1813-82); collections of Norske folke-eventyr, first translated by Sir George Dasent in 1859. Translated by H. L. Braekstad, with an Introduction by Edmund W. Gosse [q.v.]. Details from BL.Literature - Norwegian - Myth and Legend

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nmbAsselineau, Charles; Audebrand, Philibert; de Banville, Theodore; Baudelaire, Charles; and Bell, G.Fontainebleau paysages-légendes-souvenirs-fantaisies / Charles Asselineau, Philibert Audebrand, Théodore de Banville, Charles Baudelaire and G. Bell.Paris : L. Hachette et Cie, 1855.368pp.: orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 626.Essay: Forest Notes (1875-76): 'Half the famous writers of modern France have had their word to say about Fontainebleu. Chateaubriand, Michelet, Beranger, George Sand, de Senancour, Flaubert, Murger, the brothers Goncourt, Theodore de Banville, each of these has done something to the eternal praise and memory of these woods.' (Also mentions the Abbe Guilbert's 'Historical Description of the Palace, Town, and Forest of Fontainebleu', 1730).Charles Asselineau (1820-74), librarian and biographer of Baudelaire. Anthology: 'Homage à C. F. Denecourt'. C, M, B, S, S, F & B, q.v.FLiterature - French - Travel and Description

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nmbAtwood, William.The Superiority and Direct Dominion of the Imperial Crown of England over the Crown and Kingdom of Scotland, The True Foundation of a Compleat Union Reasserted ... / William Atwood.London : John Nutt, 1705.106pp. : sewed; small 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 13.?NYU, Fales, ? inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson'.pencil note at foot of title-page: 'Ordered to be burned by the common hangman.' William Atwood (d.1705?), Chief Justice of New York. Title continues: 'In Animadversions upon a Scurrilous Pretended Answer to him (An Historical Essay, shewing that the Crown of Scotland is [Imperial and] Independent ... By James Anderson.) ... With Incidental Remarks on Sir James Dalrymple's Collections [1705] concerning the Scotish History: and on a Late Pamphlet, entitled, The Memorial of the State of England.' James Anderson W.S. Sir James Dalrymple (1650-1719). Details from NLS.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbAubigne, Théodore Agrippa d'.Œeuvres complètes ... pub. pour la premiere fois d'après les manuscrits originaux ... / Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigne.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1873.6 v. (V 1 only) : frontis.(port.); ill. (plan); facsims.; 21cm.Beinecke, 2495 / Ip St48 Zz873A.marked passages; notes.Letter from [Mentone] to Sidney Colvin, [14 Jan 1874]: I have ordered D'Aubigne's Memoirs and bought a book by Philarete Chasles [q.v.] on the XVIth century in France and Augustin Thierry's Histoire du Tiers Etat [q.v.] to see what he makes of the Ligue. (Letters 1, 209; p.437). Essay: 'John Knox and his Relations to Women': [re female authors] 'Thus, too, we have Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigne writing to his daughters about the learned women of his century, and cautioning them, in conclusion, that the study of letters was unsuited to ladies of a middling station, and should be reserved for princesses.' [Oeuvres, 1, 449] (Tus.27, p.205) cf. Aubigne.Théodore Agrippa d'Aubigne (1552-1630), Huguenot poet, historian and soldier. Title continues: 'accompagnées de notices biographique, littéraire & bibliographique, de variantes, d'un commentaire, d'un table des noms props & d'un glossaire; par Eug. Reaume & F. de Caussade Tome Premier...' Vols. pub. 1873-92. See Longer comments.FLiterature - French -Biography and Memoir

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nmbAugier, Émile.Les méprises de l'amour : comédie; comedie en cinq actes en vers / Émile Augier.New.Paris : Michel Lévy Frères, 1869.248pp. : 19cm. orig. wrappers. Beinecke, 1994 617.Emile Augier (1820-89), dramatist; Academy of France. Book-ticket: Chez Tresse, editeur, Palais-Royal ...FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsAugier, Émile.Œuvres diverses ... Les pariétaires ; Les méprises de l'amour ; La question électorale / Émil Augier.Paris : Calmann Lévy, 1878.304pp. : 19cm. orig. wrappers (frayed).Beinecke, 1994 609.Emile Augier (1820-89), dramatist. Discours de réception à l'Académie française. Réponse de M. Lebrun. Discours de réception de M. Emile Ollivier. Réponse à M. Emile Ollivier.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmbAugier, Émile.Philiberte; comédie en trois actes en vers / Émile Augier.Paris : Michel Lévy Frères, 1875.104pp. : 19cm. orig. front wrapper.Beinecke, 1994 610.Emile Augier (1820-89), dramatist. From Oeuvres completes? Book-ticket: Chez Tresse, editeur, Palais-Royal, Galerie de Chartres, 10 et 11.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsAugier, Émile.Théâtre complet / Émile Augier.Paris : Calmann Lévy, 1877.6 v. : 19cm. orig. wrappers (frayed).Beinecke, 1994 608.Letter from Mentone to his mother, 11 Jan 1874: Tell Mrs. J. that I am engaged in perfecting myself in the 'Gallic idiom', in order to be a worthier Vatel for the future. M. Follete, our host, is a Vatel by the way. He cooks himself, and is not insensible to flattery on the score of his table. (Letters 1, 205; p.432). Letters to Frances Sitwell: 1. from [Edinburgh, Oct 1876}: ... please send me that piece of Augier's by post: [W. E.] Henley [q.v.] wishes to see it. (Letters 2, 451; p.192). - 2. from Edinburgh, [Nov 1876]: ... I want to know what you thought of L'Aventuriere and Figaro. (Letters 2, 453; p.193). Emile Augier (1820-89), dramatist. Comprises: 1. La ciguee. Un homme de bien. L'aventuriere. L'habit vert. Gabrielle. Le jouer de flute.; 2. Diane. Philiberte. Le gendre de M. Poirier. Ceinture doree; 3. La Pierre de Touche. Le mariage d'Olympe. La jeunesse. Sapho; 4. Les lionnes pauvres. Un beau mariage. Les effrontes. 5. Le fils de Giboyer. Maitre Guerin. La contagion; 6. Paul Forestier. Le post. Scriptum. Lions et renards. Jean de Thommeray. Madame Caverlet. Series: Bibliotheque contemporaine. Mehew note: In the [Fleeming]Jenkin [q.v.] theatricals of May 1873, RLS had played 'Vatel, a cook' in My Son-in-Law, translated from Emile Augier's comedy Le Gendre de Monsieur Poirier. The historical Francois Vatel, Steward to the Prince de Conde, committed suicide in 1671 because he thought the fish would not arrive in time for a banquet for Louis XIV.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsAugustine, Saint.Les confessions... Traduction francaise d'Arnauld Andilly ... adaptee pour la premiere fois au texte Latin, avec une introduction par M. Charpentier / Saint Augustine.Paris : Garnier Freres, [1861].602pp. : wrappers (broken, missing); 12mo./19cm.Safford lot 28.Beinecke, 2496 / Ip St48 Zz86aA.many passages marked and underlined; marginal notes comprising about 40 words, e.g.: 'Arnauld is a common ass; he misses every merit of his author; I speak as a writer by trade.' Letter from [Nice] to his parents, [c6 Feb 1884]: I am reading St. Augustine's Confessions; it is magnificent but I find the Latin very hard. I have a bad French crib to help me, but no dictionary. I believe Uncle Alan swore by the work; it is certainly one of the most remarkable books I ever read. (Letters 4, 1218; p.239). Letter from Hyeres to Sidney Colvin, 9 Mar 1884: Did you ever read St Augustine? The first chapters of the Confessions are marked by a commanding genius. I was struck dumb, but, alas [exclmark] when you begin to wander into controversy, the poet drops out. His description of infancy is most seizing. And how is this: Sed majorum nugae negotia vocantur; puerorum autem alia cum sint puniuntur a majoribus. Which is quite after the heart of RLS. See also his splendid passage about the 'luminosus limes amicitiae' and the 'nebulae de limonosa concupiscentia carnis'; going on 'Utrumque in confuso aestubat et rapiebat in becillam aetem per abrupta cupiditatum.' That is dam knowing for a Father of the Kirk. Altogether an interesting card. That 'Utrumque' is a real contribution to life's science. Lust alone [emphasis] is but a pigmy; but it never or rarely attacks us single handed. (Letters,4, 1227; p.246).St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (354-430). Robert d'Arnaud Arndilly (1589-1674). Series: Bibliotheque latine-francais; 22. See Longer comments. Passage marked on p22.FReligion - Christianity - Early Church

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nmb, rgsAytoun, William Edmonstoune.Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems / William Edmonstoune Aytoun.2nd.Edinburgh : William Blackwood & Sons, MDCCCXLIX [1849].351pp. : 8vo.Beinecke, 7897.inscription by Austin Strong on half-title: 'Austin Strong / New York / 1942 / The Heart of [the] Bruce / was the poem / Aunt Maggie. / (R. L. S's mother) / taught [me] to recite / a[t] Vailima.'William Edmonstoune Aytoun (1813-65), Prof. rhetoric and English Literature at Edinburgh; poet and humorist. Exclusive of a prose introduction, The Heart of the Bruce is printed on pp. [67]-82.Literature - Scots - Poetry

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nmb, rgsBabcock, William H.Lays from Over Sea / William H. Babcock.London : W. Stewart & Co.; Edinburgh: J. Menzies & Co., [1882].53pp.: 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 701.presentation copy with inscription: 'With the regards and wishes of W. H. Babcock.'; bookplate of Edmund Clarence Stedman; presentation inscription: 'To Mr. E. C. Stedman with the best wishes of Wm. H. Babcock.'; tipped in on front free endpaper a letter from Babcock to Stedman re copy. William Henry Babcock (1849-1922), poet and novelist. Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-98).Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBabington, Churchill.An Introductory Lecture on Archaeology ... / Churchill Babington.Cambridge : Deighton, Bell & Co., 1865.80pp. : 8vo./23cm.Beinecke, 1994 694.presentation copy with inscription on verso of half-title to Thomas Stevenson from the author.Rev. Churchill Babington F.L.S. (1821-89), Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge 1865-80, and Rector of Cockfield, Suffolk, 1865-89; husband of RLS's cousin, Matilda ('Maud') Wilson, whom he visited in July 1873. 'Delivered before the University of Cambridge.'History - Archaeology - England

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nmbBabington, Churchill.Materials for a History of Cockfield, Suffolk / Churchill Babington.[Lavenham?] : 1880.58pp. : 3 leaves plates; 23cm.Beinecke, 1994 693.presentation copy with inscription to Thomas Stevenson from the author.Rev. Churchill Babington F.L.S. (1821-89), Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge 1865-80, and Rector of Cockfield, Suffollk, 1866-89; husband of RLS's cousin, Matilda ('Maud') Wilson, whom he visited in July 1873. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History.History - Archaeology - England - Suffolk

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nmbBabington, Churchill.The Influence of Christianity in promoting the Abolition of Slavery in Europe ... / Churchill Babington.Cambridge : J. & J. J. Deighton, 1846.119pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 160.presentation copy with inscription: 'T. Stevenson, Esq., with the author's kind regards.'; pencil notes at back.Rev. Churchill Babington F.L.S. (1821-89), Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge 1865-80, and Rector of Cockfield, Suffolk, 1866-89; husband of RLS's cousin, Matilda ('Maud') Wilson, whom he visited in July 1873. Title continues: 'A Dissertation which obtained the Hulsean Prize for the year 1845.' Details from BL.History - Europe - Abolition

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nmbBacon, Francis.A Breif [sic] Discourse on the Happy Union of the Kingdoms of England & Scotland ... / Francis Bacon.London : for B. Griffin; to be sold by H. Newman, 1700.23pp. : 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 161.Sir Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, (1561-1626), philosopher. Title continues: 'with Certain Articles concerning the Same ....' Details from BL. Anderson note: Partly unopened.Philosophy

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nmbBacon, Francis.The Advancement of Learning. Ed. by W. A. Wright / Francis Bacon.Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1869.363pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 162.USC, PR2206.A4W8 1869.signature of RLS 1869 (Anderson).marked passages throughout (Anderson).William Aldis Wright (1834-1919). Series: Clarendon Press Series. Details from BL.Philosophy

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nmbBacon, Francis.The Essays, or Councils, Civil and Moral ... With a Table of the Colours of Good and Evil ... / Francis Bacon.London : R. Chiswell, etc., 1706.289pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 39.presentation copy to Thomas Stevenson? from ? with inscription: 'To Dear Tom in remembrance of my dear Husband, May 25, 1850; front fly-leaf covered in notes.Sir Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, (1561-1626), philosopher. Title continues: 'And a Discourse of the Wisdom of the Ancients (done into English by Sir Arthur Gorges). To this edition is added the Character of Queen Elizabeth ...'. Binding: old calf; broken. In case.Philosophy

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nmbBaildon, Henry B.Morning Clouds: being Divers Poems / Henry B. Baildon.1st.Edinburgh : David Douglas, 1877.135pp: 16mo./18cm. (varnished)Anderson Part 1, Lot 163.Beinecke, 2497 / Ip St48 Zz877B.presentation copy with inscription on title page: 'To R. L. Stevenson from the Author.'; RLS's visiting card mounted inside upper cover.some pencil marked passages (noted on inside of cover).Henry Bellyse Baildon, friend of RLS at Thomson's School, Edinburgh, who wrote Robert Louis Stevenson: A Life Study in Criticism (1901); Francophile.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rd, rgs, nmb.Baildon, Henry Bellyse.The Rescue & Other Poems / Henry Bellyse Baildon.London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893.186pp. : 8vo.Beinecke 1853 [not in Yale ORBIS catalog - rgs May 2008]dedication copy. Strong List 1942.McKay (Source Books, p.659): 'This copy is from Stevenson's library.'Henry Bellyse Baildon, friend of RLS at Thomson's School, Edinburgh, who wrote Robert Louis Stevenson: A Life Study in Criticism (1901); Francophile. Dedication: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson', typesigned p.6: 'H. B. B. The House at Murrayfield. October 1893. Details from BL.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rgs, nmbBaillie, George.Correspondence of George Baillie of Jerviswood 1702-1708. [Edited, with a Preface, by G. E. M. Kynynmond, Earl of Minto] / George Baillie.Edinburgh : [A Laurie & Co., Printers], 1842.211pp. : 4to./26cm.Beinecke, In M119 Zz842B.presentation copy to Thomas Babington Macaulay from the Earl of Minto.Letter from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter, [late Nov or early Dec 1893]: ... the Second Volume [of Heathercat] is to be called (I believe) Darien, and for that I want, I fear, a good deal of truck:- / Darien Papers / Carstares Papers / Marchmont Papers / Jerviswood Correspondence [all q.v.] (Letters 8, 2652; p.188).Rt. Hon. George Baillie of Jerviswood (d.1738), Presbyterian and Covenanter; son of Robert Baillie (c1634-84), executed by Charles II for his part in Rye House Plot. Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmond, 2nd Earl of Minto. Series: Bannatyne Club; [no.72]. RGS note: Connection with RLS is not clear, but is included in the Austin Strong 1942 list. See also: Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of the Right Hon. George Baillie of Jerviswood, and of Lady Grisell Baillie, written by their daughter, Lady [Grisell] Murray of Stanhope. Edinburgh : [Privately printed] 1821. 8vo. : 144pp. nmb6.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmbBalcarres, Colin Lindsay, Earl of.An Account of the Affairs of Scotland, Relating to the Revolution in 1688. As sent to the Late King James II, when in France / Colin Lindsay, Earl of Balcarres.London : Printed for J. Baker at the Black Boy in Pater-Noster Row, 1714.150pp. : 8vo./21cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 164.Syracuse, DA804.6 .B17 1714.name? on title (Anderson).Robert Louis Stevenson former owner (Syracuse).Colin Lindsay, Earl of Balcarres (1652-1722), plotted on behalf of James VII and fled to Holland 1690; returned to support Union, but joined Jacbites 1715. 'Never before printed'. Bird Special Collection. History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbBalfour, Andrew, Sir.Letters write [sic] to a Friend, by the Learned and Judicious Sir Andrew Balfour, M.D. containing Excellent Directions and Advices for Travelling through France and Italy with many Curious and Judicious Remarks and Observations made by himself, in his Voyages thro' these Countreys / Sir Andrew Balfour.Edinburgh : Printed in the Year 1700.274pp. : 8vo./16cm.Johnston.Letters to Charles Baxter from Vailima: 1. [16 Apr 1893]: ... a book I'm ashamed to say I've never read; 2. [?c.18 Jul 1893]: I return herewith ... Balfour's Letters, to see what you can get for them. (Letters 8, 2555 & 2610; pp.53 & 138). Letter from George P. Johnston to Charles Baxter, 6 Jun 1893: '' "Balfour's Letters" is no doubt "Letters containing excellent directions and advices for travelling through France and Italy ...' by Sir Andrew Balfour. Edin. 1700. Unless I hear to the contrary i shall try to procure a copy of this and send it out to Mr. Stevenson.' (Beinecke, 5009; McKay, 4, p.1452)Sir Andrew Balfour (1630-94), physician and botanist. 'Published from the author's original M.S.' Details from NLS - notes: 1. Part title: Letters written to a Friend; 2. Letters addressed to Patrick Murray of Livingstone; 3. Edited by M. Balfour, the author's son, who signs the dedication: M. Balfoure. nmb6.Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - France and Italy

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rgsBalfour, George.On the Method of Zadig in the Advancement of Medicine / George Balfour.Edinburgh[?]: 18??? : ? (pamphlet)Silverado (2 copies from library of Austin Strong).Dr. George Balfour, uncle of RLS. 'Reprinted from the Edinburgh Mrdical Journal'.Science - Medicine

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nmbBalfour, JamesDelineation of the Nature and Obligation of Morality. With Reflexions upon Mr. Hume's Book, intitled, An Inquiry concerning the Principles of Morals / [James Balfour].1st.Edinburgh : Hamilton, Balfour, and Neill, 1753.175pp. : small 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 165.unidentified name on title.James Balfour (1705-95), Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh and 2nd Laird of Pilrig; maternal great-great grandfather of RLS. Details from NLS. NLS note: First edition according to T. E. Jessop: Bibl. of Hume, p.94, 1753.Philosophy

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nmb, rgsBalzac, Honoré deOeuvres completes / Honore de Balzac.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1869.Vols. 6-10 of 10-volume set. Front covers missing from volumes 6, 8, and 9. From vol. 8, pp. 1-92 are lacking. From vol. 9, pp. 1-8 are lacking. 24cm.Beinecke, 2498 / Ip St48 Zz869Ba.Pencil lines in the margins appear more or less throughout these volumes.Mahaffy: 'I came next upon a fine collection of French works, beginning with a complete edition of Balzac, which had evidently been read with care.' Kennedy Williamson : W. E. Henley (1930): 'One Sunday afternoon [when Henley was confined at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary], just as the bells were summoning the faithful to kirk, R.L.S. arrived with his friend Charles Baxter, laden with Balzacs, big yellow books, impudently French! ... ... Henley went neck and shoulders deep into the novels ...' Letter from W. E. Henley to RLS, 29 May 1875: Will you let me have that volume of the [Scenes de la] Vie Privee that contains [Le pere] Goriot?' (Beinecke, 4699; McKay, 4, p.1386). The Wrecker, 1892: 1. [Loudon Dodd] 'Every man has his own romance; mine clustered exclusively about the practice of the arts, the life of the Latin Quarter students, and the world of Paris as depicted by that grimy wizard, the author of the Comedie Humaine.'; 2. 'When had a young man been more derided (or more justly so) than the god of my admiration, Balzac?; 3. 'I had never before set eyes on his [Captain Trent / Wicks] parallel, and I thought instinctively of the lower regions of the Comedie Humaine.' (Tus.12, pp. 30, 70 & 134 resp.).Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). Theatre complet V 10. La maratre - Mercadet - ... Flora Masson in Rosalind Masson : 'I can remember Robert Louis Stevenson' (1922): 'He was fascinated by Balzac; steeped in Balzac. It was if he had left Balzac and all his books locked up in some room upstairs - had turned the key on him, with a "Stay here my dear fellow and I'll come back as soon as I can get away from this dinner.' Letter from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin, 31 Jan 1892: The problem [how to start the unfinished Sophia Scarlett without 'tedium'] is exactly a Balzac one, and I wish I had his fist - for I have already a better method - the kinetic; whereas he continually allowed himself to be led into the static. But then he had the fist, and the most I can hope for is to get out of it with a modicum of grace and energy, but for sure without the strong impression, the full, dark brush. Three people have had it, the real creative brush; Scott, see much of The Antiquary and The Heart of Midlothian (especially all around the trial, before, during and after) - Balzac - and Thackeray in Vanity Fair. Everybody else either paints thin [emphasis], or has to stop to paint, or paints excitedly, so that you see the author skipping before his canvas. (Letters 7, 2384; pp.231-2).FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama / Novel and Short Story

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rdBalzac, Honoré deEdition / Honore de Balzac.unspecifiedWhen Oscar Wilde's friend, Robbie Ross "came into the possession of the edition of Balzac which Stevenson had owned and annotated he gave the whole set to Sidney Colvin" (E.V. Lucas, _Reading, Writing and Remembering_ (3rd ed, London: Methuen, 1933), pp. 84-85.Honore de Balzac (1799-1850).FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBalzac, Honoré deScenes de la vie privee / Honore de Balzac.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1868.343pp. : wrappers (back only);17cm.Beinecke, 1994 685.Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). Contains: La maison du chat-qui-pelote; Le bal de Sceaux; La bourse; La vendetta; Madame Firmiani; Une double famille. (V 1 of 45 v. Oeuvres Completes). Orig. back wrapper and spines dated 1870.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsBalzac, Honoré deOeuvres completes / Honore de Balzac.New.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1868-84. [Vs. 33 & 34 have publisher: Michel Levy Freres].55 v. (V 1, 2, 7, 13-14, 19, 22-23, 26, 28, 31-36, 38, & 40; i.e. 18 v. only); orig. wrappers (frayed and brittle - front wrapper V 2 and back wrappers of V 22-23 wanting); V 2 imperfect: pp.327-28 mutilated. 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 S5.Mahaffy: 'I came next upon a fine collection of French works, beginning with a complete edition of Balzac, which had evidently been read with care.' Kennedy Williamson : W. E. Henley (1930): 'One Sunday afternoon [when Henley was confined at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary], just as the bells were summoning the faithful to kirk, R.L.S. arrived with his friend Charles Baxter, laden with Balzacs, big yellow books, impudently French! ... ... Henley went neck and shoulders deep into the novels ...' Letter from W. E. Henley to RLS, 29 May 1875: Will you let me have that volume of the [Scenes de la] Vie Privee that contains [Le pere] Goriot?' (Beinecke, 4699; McKay, 4, p.1386). The Wrecker, 1892: 1. [Loudon Dodd] 'Every man has his own romance; mine clustered exclusively about the practice of the arts, the life of the Latin Quarter students, and the world of Paris as depicted by that grimy wizard, the author of the Comedie Humaine.'; 2. When had a young man been more derided (or more justly so) than the god of my admiration, Balzac?; 3. 'I had never before set eyes on his [Captain Trent / Wicks] parallel, and I thought instinctively of Balzac and the lower regions of the Comedie Humaine. (Tus.12, pp.30, 70 & 134 resp.).Honore de Balzac (1799-1850). Contains: V 1 La maison du chat-qui-pelote. Le bal de Sceaux. La bourse. La vendetta. Mme. Firmiani. Une double famille. (1882, cover 1880); V 2 La paix du menage. La fausse maitresse. Etude de femme. Autre etude de femme. La grande Breteche. Albert Savarus. (1879); V 7 Beatrix. (1884, cover 1880) [see Longer comments]; V13 Les Parisiens en province. L'illustre gaudissart. La muse du department. (1882, cover 1884) ; V 14 Les rivalites. La vielle fille. Le cabinet des antiques. (1882); V 19 La derniere incarceration de Vautrin. Un prince de la Boheme. Un homme d'affaires. Gaudissart II. Les comediens sans le savoir. (1884); V 22. Grandeur et decadence de Cesar Birotteau. (1882); V 23 La maison Nucigen. Les secrets de la princesse de Cadignan. Le employes. Sarassine. Faccino cane. (1883); V 26 Une tenebreuse affaire. Un episode sus la terreur. (1882, cover 1875); V 28 Le depute d'Arcis. (1879) [see Longer comments]; V 31 Le cure de village. (1884); V 32 Les paysans. (1883); V 33 La peau de chagrin. (1868, cover 1876); V 34 La recherche de labsolu. Jesus-Christ en Flandre. Melmoth reconcilie. Le chef d'oeuvre inconnu. (1871, cover 1872); V 35 L'enfant maudit. Gambara. Massimilla doni. (1878, cover 1876); V 36 Les Marana. Adieu. Le requisitionnaire. El verdugo. Un drame au bord de la mer. L'auberge rouge. L'elixir de longue vie. Maitre Cornelius. (1881, cover 1876); V 38 Louis Lambert. Les proscrits. Seraphita. (1878, cover 1875); V 40 Petites miseres de la vie conjugale. (1881). nmb2&8.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story / Comedy and Drama

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nmbBancroft, George.History of the United States of America [to 1789] / George Bancroft.Thoroughly rev. ed.Boston : Little, Brown & Co., 1878-79.6 v.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 167. notes and figures on 3 fly-leaves.Across the Plains (1892): 'I had taken along with me a small valise, a knapsack, which I carried on my shoulders, and in the bag of my railway rug the whole of Bancroft's History of the United States, in six fat volumes. it was a much as I could carry with convenience even for short distances...' / 'My valise, my knapsack, my rug, with those six ponderous volumes of Bancroft, weighed me double ...' (Tus.18; pp.81-2 & 90). Letter from Monterey to Edmund Gosse, [8 Dec 1879]: Bancroft's History of the United States, even in a centenary edition, is essentially heavy fare; a little goes a long way; I respect Bancroft, but I do not love him; he has moments when he feels himself inspired to open up his improvisations upon universal history and the designs of God; but I flatter myself I am more nearly acquainted with the Latter than Mr Bancroft A man, in the words of my Plymouth Brother [Mehew: 'In the Valley of the Tarn' in Travels with a Donkey'], 'who knows the Lord', must needs from time to time, write less emphatically. It is a fetter dance to the music of minute guns - not at sea, but in a region not a thousand miles from the Sahara. Still I am half way through volume three, and shall count myself unworthy of the name of an Englishman if I do not see the back of volume six. The countryman of Livingstone, Burton, Speke, Burnaby, Drake, Cook, etc.! (Letters 3, 668; p.32).George Bancroft (1800-91). Details from Harvard. First published in 10 v., 1834-74. Taken by RLS on his journey Across the Plains; presumably bought in New York, Aug 1879 - incident in bookseller's there recounted in 'The Amateur Emigrant'. nmb4.History - America

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nmbBannatyne, Richard.Journal of the Transactions in Scotland, during the Contest between the Adherents of Queen Mary, and those of her Son 1570, 1571. 1572, 1573 / Richard Bannatyne.Edinburgh : Archibald Constable & Co. and J. Murray, 1806.540pp. : facsims.: 8vo.Safford lot 9. Buffalo, PR5499 no.2 (OCLC: 04477634).RLS's Skerryvore bookplate inside front cover.Richard Bannatyne (d.1605). Edited by Sir John Graham Dalyell (1775-1851). Half-title: 'Illustrations of Scotish [sic] History'. 'Dalyell's Illustrations of Scots History'. including: letters from Secy. Maitland to Earl of Morton 1572; the death of Earl of Huntly 1576; confession of Earl of Morton 1581; and the mutual aggressions by the contending factions 1570. Binding: 3/4 calf; in slip-case. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection - his bookplate inside portfolio.History - Scotland - Stuarts

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nmbBannister, S.William Paterson, The Merchant Statesman and Founder of the Bank of England: His Life and Trials / S. Bannister.Edinburgh : W. P. Nimmo, 1858.2 v. 435pp : 2 facsims. 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 41. Johnston.Letter from George P. Johnston to Charles Baxter, 9 Jan 1894: ''Mr. R. L. Stevenson's order. I have been able to procure all the books as per note overleaf. For the Darien incident I think the "Life of W. Paterson" and the "History of Scotland from 1687 to 1748"[q.v.] by Dr. [John] Hill Burton would be very serviceable.' (Beinecke, 5010; McKay, 4, p.1452)Saxe Bannister 1790-1877), lawyer; first attorney-general of New South Wales 1823. Details from BL. William Paterson (1658-1719), banker.History - England - Financial

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nmbBanville, Theodore de.Mes souvenirs: Victor Hugo, Henri Heine, Theophile Gautier, etc. / Theodore de Banville.Paris : G. Charpentier, 1882.466pp. : ill. pls; orig. back wrapper; 8vo.Beinecke, 1994 574.Theodore Faullain de Banville (1823-91); author 'Trente-six ballades joyeuses a la maniere de Francois Villon', 1873 and Rondels a la maniere de Charles d'Orleans', 1875. Series: 'Petites etudes'. Described by RLS in 'Charles of Orleans', 1876, in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882 (Tius. 27), as 'a sure and finished artist ... had the honour of reviving the ballade ... poems are full of form and colour; they smack racily of modern life ...' Letter from Edinburgh to Sidney Colvin, [14 Jan 1875]: I offered Appleton a series of papers on the modern French school - the Parnassiens, I think they call them - de Banville, Coppee, Grammont (I think that's his name), Scoulary and Sully Prudhomme [q.v.]. (Letters 2, 353; p.106). Letter from [Barbizon] to Frances Sitwell, [Aug 1875]: [Begins] Nous n'irons plus au bois, les lauriers sont coupes, that thing has rung in my ears ever since I saw you madonna. (Letters 2, 410; p.155) - Mehew note: The first line of a poem by Theodore de Banville, itself based on an earlier nursery rhyme, in Les Stalactites. See also Letter 415. nmb8.FLiterature - French - Ballad and Song

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nmbBanville, Theodore de.Diane au bois: comedie heroique; en deux actes, en vers / Theodore de Banville.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1864.65pp. 12mo./19cm.Beinecke, 1994 578.Theodore Faullain de Banville (1823-91), poet; author 'Trente-six ballades joyeuses a la maniere Francois Villon, 1873, and 'Rondels a la maniere Charles d'Orleans, 1875. Title continues: 'Representee pour la premiere fois , a Paris, sur le Theatre Imperial de l'Odeon, le 16 Octobre 1863.' Described by RLS in Essay: 'Charles of Orleans', 1876, in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882 (Tus. 27), as 'a sure and finished artist ... had the honour of reviving the ballade ... poems are full of form and colour, they smack racily of modern life. ...' nmb8.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama - Play

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nmbBarbey d'Aurevilly, J. A.Memoranda / J. A. Barbey d'Aurevilly.Paris : E. Rouveyre et G. Blond, 1883.153pp. : ill. pls; orig. buff paper wrappers; 12mo.Safford lot 2.Buffalo, PR5499 no.12 (OCLC: 04341420).signature of Lieut. W. E. Safford, U.S.N. on title, dated "Apia, Samoa, May 13 , 1899.'; with inscription on half-title 'This is to certify that this volume is from the library of the late R. L. Stevenson Esqre at Vailima in Samoa. E.W.Gurr Solr. for Mrs. R.L. Stevenson, May 1899.'passages marked in pencil: one referring to Byron on p3.Julles Amedee Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808-93), mystery - not supernatural - writer. Preface by Paul Bourget (q.v.). In a slip-case. Letter from Hyeres to Sidney Colvin, 9 Mar 1884: Do you ever read ... the incredible Barbey d'Aurevilly? A psychological Poe ... I own I prefer him with all his folly, rot, sentiment, and mixed metaphors, to the whole modern school in France. (Letters 4, 1227; p.246). Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb3.FLiterature - French - Journal and Letters

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nmbBarbey d'Aurevilly, J. A.L'ensorcelee / J. A. Barbey d'Aurevilly.Paris : Alphonse Lemerre, 1873.292pp. : 12mo.Safford lot 2.Buffalo, PR5499 no.13 (OCLC: 17257133).signature of Lieut. W. E. Safford, U.S.N. on fly-leaf, dated "Apia, Samoa, May 13, 1899.'; with inscription on half-title: 'This is to certify that this volume is from the library of the late R. L. Stevenson Esqr. at Vailima in Samoa. E.W.Gurr Solr. for Mrs. R.L. Stevenson, May 1899.'Letter from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin, 6 [Jun 1893]: I don't know if you are a Barbey d'Aurevilly-an. I am. I have a great delight in his Norman stories. Do you know the Chevalier de Touches and L'Ensorcelee? They are admirable, they reek of the soil and the past. [See Longer comments for continuation] (Letters 8, 2577; p.91).Jules Amedee Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808-93), mystery - not supernatural - writer. Part Oeuvres de ... Binding: full purple morocco, gold ornaments on spine and covers, gilt edges; in slip-case.Thomas B. Lockwood Collection. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb3.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBarbey d'Aurevilly, J. A.Les Chevalier des Touches / J. A. Barbey d'Aurevilly.Paris : A Lemerre, 1888.245pp. : 16mo.Letters from [Vailima] to Edward L. Burlingame [Scribner's]: 1. [30 Mar 1892]: Please add to my former orders. / Les Chevalier des Touches / Les Diaboliques / ... 2. [25 May 1892]: You mention the belated Barbeys; what about the equally belated Pineros? (Letters 7, 2396 & 2413; pp.257 & 296). Letter from Vailima to Charles Scribner, 14 Jul 1892: ... I have to acknowledge receipt of two volumes of Barbey D'Aurevilly, and wish to extend my order to some more volumes in the same series (Lemerre's) /Un Pretre Marie / L'Amour Impossible / Ce qui ne meurt pas / (Letters 7, 2436; p.334). Letter from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin, 6 Jul 1893: I don't know if you are a Barbey d'Aurevilly-an. I am I have a great delight in his Norman stories. Do you know the Chevalier des Touches and L'Ensorcellee? They are admirable, they reek of the soil and the past. [See Longer comments for continuation] (Letters 8, 2577; p.91). nmb3.Jules Amedee Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808-93), mystery - not supernatural - writer. From Oeuvres de Barbey d'Aurevilly (16 v. 1878-89). ?Illustrated by Felix Buhot. Details from Bib. Nat. First published Paris : M. Levy, 1864. nmb3.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBarbey d'Aurevilly, J. A.Les diaboliques / J. A. Barbey d'Aurevilly.Paris : A. Lemerre, 1883471pp. : 16mo.Letters from [Vailima] to Edward L. Burlingame [Scribner's]: 1. [30 Mar 1892]: Please add to my former orders. / Les Chevalier des Touches / Les Diaboliques / ... 2. [25 May 1892]: You mention the belated Barbeys; what about the equally belated Pineros? (Letters 7, 2396 & 2413; pp.257 & 296). Letter from Vailima to Charles Scribner, 14 Jul 1892: ... I have to acknowledge receipt of two volumes of Barbey D'Aurevilly, and wish to extend my order to some more volumes in the same series (Lemerre's) / Un Pretre Marie / L'Amour Impossible / Ce qui ne meurt pas / (Letters 7, 2436; p.334).Jules Amedee Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808-93), mystery - not supernatural - writer. From Oeuvres de Barbey d'Aurevilly (1878-89): Les Diaboliques, les six premieres [Le Rideau cramoisi. Le Plus bel amour de Don Juan. Le Bonheur dans le crime. Le Dessous le cartes d'une partie de whist. A un diner d'athees. Le Vengeance d-un femme.] Illustrated by Felicien Rops. Details from Bib. Nat. First published Paris : E. Dentu, 1874. Letter from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin, 6 Jun 1893: But I was rather thinking just now of 'Le Rideau Cramoisi', and its adorable setting of the stopped coach, the dark street, the besom going in the inn yard, and the red blind illuminated. Without doubt there [emphasis] was an identity of sensation; one of those conjunctions in life that filled Barbey full to the brim, and permanently bent his memory. (Letters 8, 2577; pp.91-2). nmb3.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsBarclay, Robert.An Apology for the True Christian Divinity, as the same is Held Forth, and Preached, by the People called in Scorn, Quakers, being a Full Explanation of their Principles and Doctrines ... / Robert Barclay.6th.London : T. S. Raylton & Luke Hinde, 1736.574pp. : 8vo./20cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 42.Beinecke, 2499 / Ip St48 Zz736B.RLS's visiting card pasted in.Mackay: probably from the library of RLS's grandfather, Rev. Balfour.Robert Barclay (1648-90), Society of Friends' supporter of George Fox; governor East Jersey colony in 1680's; travelled in Europe with William Penn. Title continues: ' by Many Arguments, deduced from Scriptur [sic] and Right Reason, and the Testimony of Famous Authors, both Ancient and Modern: with a Full Answer to the Strongest Objections usually made against them. Presented to the King / written in Latin and English ...' Binding: calf.Religion - Christianity - Quakerism

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nmbBarot, Francoise Odysse.Histoire de la litterature contemporaine en Angleterre 1830-1874 / Francoise Odysse Barot.Paris : Charpentier et Cie, 1874.511pp. : orig. front wrapper; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 503.Francoise Odysse Barot (1830-1907). Series: Histoire de la litterature contemporaine dans les differants etats de Europe. Reference to Rosetti and pre-Raphaelite Movement?FLiterature - French - Historical

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nmbBarrie, J. M.An Edinburgh Eleven: Pencil Portraits from College Life / [J. M. Barrie ('Gavin Ogilvy')]2nd issue; 1st in wrappers.London : Office of the 'British Weekly', (Chilworth : Unwin Brothers), 1889.115pp. : 18cm. (varnished)Silverado, 1889.0028.
Letter to J. M. Barrie from [Vailima], [early Dec 1892]: have been off my work for some time, and re-read the Edinburgh Eleven, and had a great mind to write a parody and give you all your sauce back again, and see how you would like it yourself. And then I read (for the first time - I know not how) the Window in Thrums; [Compares with The Little Minister] (Letters 7, 2501; p.446).Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), novelist and dramatist. Series: 'British Weekly Extras: No.3. Biography. Contents: Lord Roseberry. Professor Masson. Do. Blackie. Do. Calderwood. Do. Tait. Do. Fraser. Do. Chrystal. Do. Sellar. Mr. Joseph Thomson. Do. Robert Louis Stevenson. Re. Walter C. Smith, D.D. Details from NLS.Literature - English - Biography and Memoir

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nmb, rgsBarrie, J. M.A Window in Thrums / J. M. Barrie. Limited.London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1892.217pp : ills.; 8vo.Beinecke, 7898.presentation copy with inscription on half-title: 'Robert Louis Stevenson / from his friend J. M, Barrie / It is common knowledge that when the dominie was coming on for / eighty yeras he walked fifteen miles namely to Tilliedrum, to / buy a book called "The Master of Ballantrae." the which he read aloud / to his scholars when they should have been at their arithmetic. On the / reading being finished he demanded of them the moral of the / work, to which they made correct answers and then adjourned to / the water side, where they lit two candle ends and then each / fell upon his brother and pummelled him. Master L ... says that on / the dominie's interfering he was received with cries of " Square Toes."' Mehew note: Facsimile in Beinecke VI, f.p. 2417.Letter from Vailima to J. M. Barrie, 7 Dec 1893: I have received duly the magnum opus. It is a beautiful specimen of [Edinburgh, R. & R.] Clark's printing, paper sufficient, and the illustrations all my fancy painted. But the particular flower of the flock to whom I have hopelessly lost my heart is Tibby Birse. I must have known Tibby Birse when she was a servant's mantua maker in Edinburgh and answered to the name of Miss Broddie. She used to come and sew with my nurse, sitting with her leg crossed in a masculine manner; and swinging her foot emphatically, she used to pour forth a perfectly unbroken stream of gossip. I didn't hear it, I was immersed in far more important business with a box of bricks, but the recollection of that thin perpetual shrill sound of a voice has echoed in my ears sinsyne. I am bound to say she is younger than Tibby, but there is no mistaking that subtle indescribable and eminently Scottish expression. (Letters 8, 2666; p.204). Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), novelist and dramatist. De-luxe dition illustrated by William Hole. Beinecke note re inscription: Square toes, indicating an old fashioned exact person, is the affectation given to Euphraim Mackellar, the old family retainer of the Duries, in The Master of Ballantrae. The two candle ends mentioned by Barrie refer to the two candlesticks Mackellar placed on the lawn to light the duel fought by the two brothers.Literature - Scots - Novel and Short Story

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rdBarrie, J. M.Auld Licht Idylls / J. M. Barrie.London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1888.Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the University of Delaware Librarypresentation copy, with inscription: "R. L. Stevenson from J. M. Barrie."; bookplates of E. H. Mills and Doris L. Benz.Letter from Vailima to J. M. Barrie, 1 Nov 1892: No the Auld Licht Idylls never reached me. I wish it had ... (Letters 7, 2749; p.412).Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-84), novelist and dramatist. E. H. Mills. Doris L. Benz (1907-84), collector and founder charitable organisation, New Hampshire.Literature - Scots - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBarrie, J. M.The Little Minister / J. M. Barrie.London : Cassell & Co., 1891.3 v. : 8vo.Letters from Vailima to J. M. Barrie, 20 Jun 1892: [Criticises] Your Little Minister and Anstey's Pariah [q.v.] are books we have had the luck to receive lately and which have made the subjects of many conversations.It was a pleasant thought to me, the pleasure of which you are too young to understand, that both of these were by my juniors in the art, nor was it much less pleasant that one of them should be by a brither Scot. [Criticises] / [Mentions disappointment with Thomas Hardy's Tess] Since The Little Minister your books will be one of those occasional pleasures to which I look forward with I wish you could believe how much eagerness. [Criticises] (Letters 7, 2418; pp.314-5).Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), novelist and dramatist. Details from BL. RLS poss. had 1892 single vol. edition of 464pp. See Longer comments.Literature - Scots - Novel and Short Story

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rd, rgsBasin, Thomas.Histoire des règnes de Charles VII et de Louis XI ... Jusqu'ici attribuée a Amelgard ... / Thomas Basin, ed. Jules Quicherat.Paris : J. Renouard et Cie, 1855-59.4 v. : orig. wrappers (frayed); 24cm.Beinecke, 1994 511.Letter from Swanston to Frances Sitwell, [9 Jul 1876]: I'm reading a great deal of XVth Century: Trial of Joan of Arc [Quicherat, q.v.], Paston Letters [q.v.], Basin, etc. (Letters 2, 438; p.176).Thomas Basin (1412-91), Bishop of Liieux. Jules Quicherat, q.v. Title continues: 'rendue a son veritable auteur et publiee pour la premiere fois avec les autres ouvrages historiques du meme ecrivain pour la Societe de l'histoire de France ...' Series: Publications in octavo ...; 81, 85, 89, 98. Latin text. imprint of V 3 & V 4: A Paris: Chez Mme Vve Jules Renouard ... Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Charles VII (1403-61) and Louis XI (1423-83), Kings of France. nmb8.FHistory - France - 15th Century

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nmb, rgs, rdBaudelaire, Charles.Les fleurs du mal / Charles Baudelaire.[Paris : Michel Lévy Frères, 186-?]. Vol. 1 of Oeuvres complètes (and of this pp217-406 only) : 19cm.Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz860B.Poems marked and cut out: see longer commentsLetter from Heriot Row to Bob Stevenson, 29 Mar 1870: I am better now; but it leaves me in a state of intellectual prostration, fit for nothing but smoking, and reading Charles Baudelaire. ..., I hope your sisters don't read him: he would have corrupted St Paul. (Letters 1, 79; p.193-4).Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-67). poet, critic, translator. Title wanting: identified by running title on spine. Contents: Les fleurs du mal. nmb6.FLiterature - French - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgs, rdBaudelaire, Charles.Petits poèmes en prose. Les paradis artificiels / Charles Baudelaire.Paris : Michel Lévy Frères, 1869. [1868-70]Vol. 4 of 7-vol Oeuvres complètes de Charles Baudelaire (1869-70) ; covers missing; 19 cm.. Pp 133-138 have been cut out (containing prose poems XLVI and most of XLVII).Beinecke, 2500 / Ip St48 Zz869B.Two marked passages (none in Les paradis artificiels): 1. - on p.86 a pencil line beside last sentence of prose poem XXVIII La fausse monnaie reading 'On n'est jamais excusable d'etre mechant, mais il y a quelque merite a savoir qu'on l'est; et le plus irreperable des vices est de faire le mal par betise.'; 2. - on pp.355-6 a pencil line beside last para p.355 and whole p.356, i.e. the third, fourth and fifth paras of Part II of 'Du vin et du haschisch'. Notes - one-word critical estimate of many of the pieces (Swearingen, Prose Works p. 20).

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Letter from [Mentone] to Sidney Colvin, [31 Jan 1874]: ... please send me off per book post Baudelaire's Petits Poemes en Prose, at least I think it is - yes I know it is. (Letters 1, 230; p.470). Letters from Edinburgh to Katharine de Mattos: - 1. [? Oct 1874]: [In criticism of 'Miss Griffin', or another story by K de M] ... I am going to send you a book that was written altogether in the spirit of that place [i.e. imaginary location in story called by RLS (in imitation of Bunyan), 'village of Hope-deferred' near 'the river of the Shadow of Suicide]. I send it ... because it is just one of those specimens of consummate polished perfection in that style, that I think you would be best to read at present: I mean Baudelaire's Petits Poemes en Prose. ... If you have it not, I shall send you mine, it has unfortunately been subjected to the outrages of an amateur expurgator, but the most of it is there; and I think you would do well to study it. (Letters 2, 323; p.63). - 2. [7 Nov 1874]: [RLS had been 'sheerly and simply penniless', so penniless that he could not pay the postage.] The book you will receive shortly. Do not run away with the idea that I think it specially commendable. Only I think he may be suitable at this moment for you. (Letters 2, 332; p.80).
Letter from R.A.M. Stevenson to RLS (Yale, B 5688): 'Katherine gave me a book of Baudelaire's that you gave her. We must have lived a kind of Haschisch life all the time in Edinburgh. His description of the entrance into and the going out of the Haschisch state is descriptive of our two states soaring and g[l]ittering and the awful flattened light-headed heavy limned reactionary condition I think we knew well.'
Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-67), poet, critic, translator. Prose poem L'invitation au voyage, a favourite of RLS.

RLS wrote a series of prose poems himself in 1875 (cf. Letters 391-396), and the six surviving ones are given as an appendix in vol. 2 of the Yale Letters.
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nmb, rgsBaynes, T. Spencer, and Campbell, Lewis.Speculum Universitatis. Alma Mater's Mirror, ed. by ... Saint Andrews, 1887 / T. Spencer Baynes and Lewis Campbell.Edinburgh : Printed by T. & A. Constable, 1887.248pp. : 8 pl.; 14x11cm.Beinecke, 1993 532.two original pencil drawings tipped in.Thomas Spencer Baynes (1823-87), Professor of Logic and English Literature at St. Andrews University; Shakespeare Studies; superintended 9th ed. Encyclopaedia Britannica 1873; signed Testimonials in Favour of Robert Louis Stevenson, Advocate, q.v. Campbell Lewis (1830-1908). Published for the benfit of the St. Andrews Students Union. Contains RLS's 'The House Beautiful'.Miscellaneous - Club and Society

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nmbBaynes, T. Spencer, and Campbell, Lewis.Speculum Universitatis. Alma Mater's Mirror. Edited by ... Professors in the University. Saint Andrews 1887 / T. Spencer Baynes and Lewis Campbell.[Edinburgh] : Edinburgh University Press; T. & A. Constable, 1887.248pp. : 8 pl.; 14x11cm.Princeton.RLS's signature on half-title: 'Robert Louis Stevenson'.Thomas Spencer Baynes (1823-87), Professor of Logic and English Literature at St. Andrews University; Shakespeare Studies; superintended 9th ed. Encyclopaedia Britannica 1873; signed Testimonials in Favour of Robert Louis Stevenson, Advocate, q.v. Campbell Lewis (1830-1908). Published for the benfit of the St. Andrews Students Union. Contains RLS's 'The House Beautiful'. Binding: vellum, blocked gold.Miscellaneous - Club and Society

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nmbBaynes, T. Spencer.William Shakespeare [from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed. Vol. XXI] / T. Spencer Baynes.Edinburgh : A. & C. Black, 1875-89.?pp. : 4to.Letter from Bournemouth to Thomas Spencer Baynes, [12 Dec 1886]: I have been a cruel long time of acknowledging your article on Shakespeare, which is all the more blameworthy as I assure you I lost none in reading it. I was much struck and much enlightened, and I thank you heartedly for having written and for having sent it. (Letters 5, 1727; p.335).Thomas Spencer Baynes (1823-87), Professor of Logic and English Literature at St. Andrews University; Shakespeare Studies; superintended 9th ed. Encyclopaedia Britannica 1873; signed Testimonials in Favour of Robert Louis Stevenson, Advocate.Literature - English - Biography and Memoir

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nmb, rgsBeattie, George.John o' Arnha' : to which is added The Murderit Mynstrell, and other Poems / George Beattie.6th.Glasgow : J. Young, 1847.87pp. : col. ills. (7 engrs.); 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 168.signature of Thomas Stevenson; marginal notes on one page in his hand.George Beattie (1786-1823), poet. Details from BL. First published ?Montrose, <1818.ScLiterature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBeattie, George.John o'Arnha: a Tale: to which is added The Murderit Mynstrell and other Poems / George Beattie.Limited.Montrose ; Alexander Burnett, 1883.120pp. : pls. col. ills.; 26cm.Beinecke, 1994 +74.George Beattie (1786-1823), poet. 'Number 254', of 500 copies, signed by publisher.ScLiterature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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rgs, nmbBell, John.Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the most esteemed English Plays. Volume the First Being the First Volume of Tragedies ... [similar sub-titles for others] / John Bell. London : Printed for John Bell; [? and C. Etherington; York], MDCCLXXVI [1776].21 v. pub. 1776-81 (10 v. only - Vs.1, 3, 5, (1776), 8, 9,10, 14 (1777), 18,19, 20 (1778); 4 in. wide x 6-7/8 in. high.Silverado.Armorial bookplate with motto 'HONORE ET VIRTUE' inside front cover and ink signature 'A. Belcher' on front fly-leaf in most vols.; V 2. has single loose holograph sheet inserted quoting 'Satyre Manipee' from an unknown source possibly so titled.John Bell (1745-1831), bookseller. Binding: Uniform set, old leather with marbled covers, vol. nos. on spine; several covers separated from spines. BL & NLS list another ed. London : George Cawthorn, 1797; 34 v. : 8vo. containing 140 plays. NMB notes: V 1. (1776) contains Zara : Aaron Hill; Venice Preserved : T. Otway; Jane Shore : N. Rowe; Siege of Damascus : Mr. Hughes; Distressed Mother : A. Phillips.Literature - English - Comedy and Drama

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nmbBell. George Joseph.Principles of the Law of Scotland / George Joseph Bell.6th.Edinburgh : T. & T. Clark, MDCCCLXXII [1872].pencil notes?George Joseph Bell (1770-1843). '[Edited] by William Guthrie [1835-1908], Advocate.'Earliest edition in NLS : Principles of the Law of Scotland, for the use of Students in the University of Edinburgh, 1829. See Longer comments.Law - Scots - Principles

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nmbBenecke, Ida L.Ideas 'Buch Le Grand' of the Reisebilder of Heinrich Heine, 1826. A Translation by I. B. / [Ida L. Benecke].London : Macmillan, 1884.120pp. : 8vo.Letter from Hyeres to Ida L. Benecke, 26 Apr 1884: Your book has only arrived today. I should already have read it; but unhappily my eyes are in a poor state, and I am shut off from reading in the meantime. I have however looked up one or two passages that I had specially remembered; I find them absolutely and neatly rendered; and I promise myself pleasure when I shall be able to sit down to the whole. You have done well I think to choose 'Buch le Grand'; that and the 'Stadt Lucca', are the two episodes that most pleased and influenced me; and I have so entirely forgotten my little German that the possession of your version is a sensible pleasure. (Letters 4, 1261; p.280).Ida L. Benecke, daughter of Alfred Benecke, friend and neighbour of George Meredith, q.v. Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), journalist, essayist and romantic poet. Reisebilder (1826-31). Mehew notes: Identified from copy presented to Cannes Public Library - now in NYPL. Later she published a translation of Heine's Notes on Shakespeare Heroines, 1895, and a German translation of Meredith's The Tragic Comedians, 1909. Meredith called her 'that absurd but pestilent gadfly Ida B.' 'Selections from his Notebook': Heine's vocabulary I know very well, and can therefore read him with ease;.. (Tus,30, p.171).Literature - German - Travel and Description

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nmbBereton, Ford.Dulce Cor, being the Poems of ... / Ford Bereton.London : Kegan Paul & Co., 1886.200pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 169.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson of Scotland, in much gratitude and love from S. R. Crockett and Ruth Mary Crockett, ...'Letters to S. R. Crockett: 1. from [Saranac], [c10 Apr 1888]: And then I saw ye were to send me a bit buik, and says I, I'll wait for the bit buik, and then I'LL mebbe can read the man's name, and onyway I'll can kill twa bids wi' ane stane. And man! the buik was ne'er heard tell o'! (Letters 6, 2058; p.156); 2. from Manasquan, [May 1888]: [Praises Dulce Cor and advises] Write my Timothy, no longer verse, but use Good Galloway Scots for your stomach's sake - and mine. There be overly many at the old tooth comb! (Letters 6, 2076A; p.175) - see Mehew notes. Pseud. of Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1860-1914), historical novelist and minister at Glencorse, Penicuik 1886, q.v. Details from BL. Mehew note: Crockett had promised to send a copy of his book. In his long reply of 23rd Apr, he explained that the book had been returned from Bournemouth marked "Left the country, left no address"; he sent RLS another copy. Letter from S. R. Crockett to RLS, 7 Sept 1887, accompanied the copy. (Beinecke, 4421; McKay, p.1319)Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBerniera, Giovanni Angelo.Oratio de utlitate Unionis Britannicae & gloria ad auctores ejus reditura, apud illustrissimum Angliae Senatum habita (Dr. Johann Angelo de Berniera) / Giovanni Angelo Berniera.Londini : Sumptibus Authoris, 1707.20pp.: sewed; small 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 44.Dr.? Giovanni [or Johann] Angelo [de] Berniera, author Compendium Historia Reformationis, A Zuingli & Lutheri temporibus ... (c1705). Details from BL.L - mHistory - Britain - Union of Parliaments

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nmbBevan, Theodore F.Toil, Travel and Discovery in British New Guinea / Theodore F. Bevan.1st.London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1890.321pp. : 5 fold. pls.; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 170.presentation copy with inscription on half-title: 'R. L. Stevenson Esq. with the author's Compliments. Sydney 2, Jan., 1891.' Theodore Francis Bevan (1860-1907), explorer of Kikori and Iowa Rivers in Gulf of Papua by steamer 'Victory' in 1885; but Rev. James Chalmers claimed he traversed and mapped area seven years earlier. Details from Lib. Cong.Travel, Exploration and Description - Asia - New Guinea

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nmbBigelow, Poultney.Paddles and Politics Down the Danube / Poultney Bigelow.New York : C. L. Webster & Co., 1892.253pp. : front. ill. ; 19cm.Letter from PB to RLS, 7 Nov 1892: 'As a member of the Royal Canoe Club ... permit me to send you a little book of mine: 'paddles and Politics." (Beinecke. 4061; McKay, 4, p.1236) see also Additional comments.Poultney Bigelow (1855-1954), journalist. Illustrated by the author. Details from Lib. Cong. Also London : Cassell & Co., 1892. Mehew notes: Bigelow wrote to RLS on 7 Nov 1892, expressing his enthusiasm for An Inland Voyage and sending a copy of Paddles and Politics. Bigelow - a longstanding friend of the Kaiser - added: 'The moral contained in your Footnote to History [q.v.] is working in Germany, I believe, and you may be sure that the lesson you preach is not wasted. I hope you have sent a copy of your book to the Emperor.' RLS wrote from Vailima to Bigelow on 28 Dec 1892: I have done as you suggest and sent a copy of the Footnote to the Emperor. From his silence, which has ben up to now August [emphasis], I gather he did not like it. (Letters 7, 2512; p.457). Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Germany

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rgsBillings, Robert William.The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland illustrated by / Robert William Billings.Edinburgh : W. Blackwood & Sons, [1845/8-52]4 v. : [240] leaves pls, chiefly ill.; 4to.Silverado, 1852.0004 (from library of Austin Strong).Letter from [Saranac] to Edward L. Burlingame, [6 Jan 1888]: [re illustrating The Master of Ballantrae] If you have it done here, tell your artist to look at the hall of Craigievar [Aberdeenshire] in Billings' Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities, and he will get a broad hint for the Hall at Durrisdeer; it is, I think, the chimney of Craigievar and the roof of Pinkie [Musselburgh, East Lothian], and perhaps a little more of Pinkie altogether; but I should have to see the book myself to be sure. (Letters 6, 1994; p.100-1).Robert William Billings (1813-74). Details from NLS. RLS had, aged 10, drawn upon these vols. in writing about Craigmillar Castle and Corstorphine Church in 'The Antiquities of Midlothian', 1861 (repr. in Tom Hubbard and Duncan Glen, eds., Stevenson's Scotland, Edinburgh : Mercat Press, 2003). Essay: 'Rosa Quo Locorum' (1893): [Imagery] 'The summer house and court were muddled together out of Billing's Antiquities of Scotland ...' (Tus.30, p.3)Art - Architecture - Scotland

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nmbBird, Isabella L.A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains / Isabella L. Bird.London : John Murray, ?1879.296pp. : ills.; 8vo.Letter from Calistoga, California, to Sidney Colvin, [late May 1880]: Received ..., Miss Bird, ... (Letters 3, 703; p.83).Isabella Lucy Bird [Mrs Bishop] (1831-1904), traveller and writer. 2nd edition also published 1879; edition 1880. Possibly the source for remarks on farming in Colorado in Essay: 'Health and Mountains', 1881, in Pall Mall Gazette (Tus.30). [In "Foreigner at Home" he both praises and condemns her, but condemns her dismissal of the food of Japan as inedible. Here he is probably referring to her book Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1881).]Travel, Exploration and Description - America - West

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nmbBlack, Margaret Moyes.In Glenoran. By M. B. Fife / [Margaret Moyes Black].Edinburgh : Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1888.253 pp. : ills.; ?Beinecke, 1994 529.presentation copy with inscription: 'To R. L. Stevenson in grateful remembrance of some kindly encouragement bestowed by him on the author's early literary attempts in a certain amateur magazine called 'Ours' in the year of Grace 1873. From Maggie M. Black alias 'M. B. Fife.' 1890.'Margaret Moyes Black: 'Robert Louis Stevenson' (1898) in Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier's 'Famous Scots Series'.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBlanc, Louis.Histoire de revolution de 1848 ... / Louis Blanc.Paris : C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, 18802 v. (front wrap. V 1 mutilated - cinquieme ed,): 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 509.Louis Blanc (1811-82), socialist reformer; founder Revu du Progres 1839; fled France after 1848 Revolution; completed 12 v. Histoire de la revolution francaise (1847-62) at British Museum.FHistory - France - 19th Century - 1848 Revolution

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nmbBoaystuau, Peter.Theatrum Mundi; the Theatre, or Rule of the World', wherein may be sene the Running Race and Course of Eurye Man's Life, as touching Miserie and Felicitie ... Translated into English by John Alday / Peter Boaystuau.London : Thomas East for John Wyght, 1581.272pp. : (lacking title page); 16mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 181.notes by Thomas Stevenson on fly-leaf: 'This edition probably London 1581.'; single marginal pencil note by him.Pierre Boaistuau (1517?-1566), Siegneur de Launay (Bretagne), writer, translator and first editor of the works of Marguerite of Navarre. Title continues: 'Whereunto is added a Learned, and Maruellous Worke of the Excellencie of Mankind.' Details from BL. Binding: old calf. Anderson has 'Boaystuan'.Philosophy

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nmbBoece, Hector.Croniclis of Scotland' [Scotorum historiae a prima gentis origine ...] / Hector Boece.[Paris], [1527].368pp.; woodcuts, orns., ins.; 33cm.Roland Paxton: Dynasty of Engineers, 2011: 'By 1841 [Thomas] Stevenson's book collection is known to have embraced ... Boece's Croniclis of Scotland (1527) ...'Hector Boece (1465?-1536), professor at Montaigu and principal King's College, Aberdeen. Details from NLS. Mentioned in note in Samuel Butler; Hudibras, q.v.History - Scotland

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nmbBoissarie, Docteur.Lourdes histoire medicale (1858-1891) / Docteur Boissarie.Paris : Librairie Victor Lecoffre, 1891.458 pp. 12mo.Beinecke, 1994 591.Prosper Gustave Boissarie (1836-1917), ?doctor at Lourdes. Subject: spiritual healing at Lourdes, place of pilgrimage.FScience - Medicine - Practical - Lourdes

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nmbBoissier, Gaston.Ciceron et ses Amis. Etude sur les societe Roma du temps de Caesar / Gaston Boissier.Paris : Hachette et Cie, 1892.413pp. : orig. yellow paper wrappers (back cover wanting); 19cm.Buffalo, PR5499 no.3 (OCLC: 08310861).inscription on half-title: ' W. E. Safford, Lieut. U. S. Navy. Apia, Samoa. May 13/99. This book is from the library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson, Vailima, Samoa. It was purchased by me this day from Mr. Gurr, the solicitor of Mrs. Stevenson.' on cover in pencil: 'Mr. G. Balfour', cousin of RLS.Letter from Vailima to Stanley J. Weyman, 7 Jul 1894: Of books that I have appreciated this year, novels and otherwise, I can remember only three - Forbes Mitchell, Reminiscences, La Rotisserie de la Reine Pedauque by Anatole France, and Cicero by Gaston Boissier. (Letters 8, 2749; p.315-6).Marie-Louis-Antoine-Gaston Boissier (1823-1908), Prof. at Lycee Charlemagne and secretary of the French Academy. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), lawyer and philosopher, etc. of Rome. In a slip-case. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor.FHistory - Classical - Rome

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rgs, nmbBolsec, Jerome Hermes.Histoire de la vie ... de Jean Calvin ... Publiee a Lyon en 1577 et reeditee avec une introduction, des extraits de la vie de Th. de Beze, par le meme et des notes a l'appui, par M. P. L. Chastel .../ Jerome Hermes Bolsec.Lyon : Scheuring, 1875.?pp. : frontis. (port.); 8vo.Silverado, 1875.0004.Silverado note: from the library of Austin StrongJerome (Hierosme) Hermes Bolsec (15??-85), Carmelite theologian and controversialist who opposed predestination doctrine. Jean Calvin, q.v. Theodore Beza (1519-65), Genevan reformer. On title: 'Mouers, Actes / Doctrine, Constance Et Mort.' Reprint of 1577 edition - Histoire de la vie, moeurs, actes, doctrine, constance et mort de Jean Calvin, jadis ministre de Geneve, recueilly par M. Hierosme Hermes Bolsec ... Lyon : par J. Patrasson, 1577; 144pp. (Also 2 eds. pub. Paris in same year). Details from Bib. Nat. Cover represents the original, brown and tan with orange and black lettering, etched design on lower half. See Longer comments.FHistory - Europe - Reformation

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nmb, rgsBonar, Rev. Andrew A.Memoir and Remains of the Rev. R. M. McCheyne / Rev. A. A. Bonar.83rd Thous.Edinburgh : William Oliphant & Co. London : Hamilton, Adams, and Co.,1866.606pp. : port.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 399. Cranbury.presentation copy with inscription by RLS's nurse, Alison Cunningham, on piece of paper glued to top of front free-endpaper: 'To dear Lew / With much love from Cummy / And in Remembrance / of happy days spent together 1870'; RLS's book label: 'From the Library of / Robert Louis Stevenson / at Vailima' signed 'Isobel Strong'. Essay: Random Memories ; Rosa Quo Locorum, 1893: My nurse and I admired his [McCheyne's] name exceedingly, so that I must have been taught the love of beautiful sounds before I was breeched. I remember two specimens of his muse until this day :- "Behind the hills of Naphtali / The sun went slowly down, / Leaving on mountain, tower, and tree, / A tinge of golden brown." ... "Jehovah Tschidkenu [Tsidkenu] is nothing to her"... / and after a long search, I can find in these earliest volumes of my autobiography no mention of anything but nursery rhymes, the Bible, and Mr. McCheyne.' (Tus.30, pp.3-4 & 5).Rev. Andrew Alexander Bonar (1810-92), Minister of the Free Church, Glasgow; Moderator, Free Church 1878; visited Jews in Palestine with Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-43), minister, St. Peter's Dundee; died in typhus epidemic. Memoirs and Remains had many editions and long-lasting effects on Evangelical Christianity worldwide. Binding: worn, with back strip absent; some staining from p.577 (Songs of Zion) to end.Religion - Christianity - Church of Scotland

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nmbBonnemere, Eugene.Histoire des Camisards / Eugene Bonnemere.Paris : Decembre-Alonnier, 1869.340pp. : orig. yellow paper wrappers (Safford: broken, portions missing); 12mo.Safford lot 2.Buffalo, PR5499 no.5 (OCLC: 04582649).name (signature?) of W. E. Safford, Lieut. U. S. Navy on title; inscription on half-title (Buff. Cat. 1972 says 'fly-leaf') inscribed: 'This is to certify that this volume is from the library of the late R. L. Stevenson at Vailima in Samoa. E.W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. R. L. Stevenson.' Joseph Eugene Bonnemere (1813-93), writer and historian; President of the Parisian Society of Spiritism Studies; work for 'La revue de Paris' and 'La democratie pacifique'. 'The Country of the Camisards' in Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb3.FHistory - France - 17th Century and 18th Century - Protestantism

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nmbBonnemere, Eugene.Les dragonnades: Histoire des Camisards / Eugene Bonnemere.3rd.Paris : E. Dentu, 1877.350pp. : orig. yellow paper wrappers (front cover wanting); 12mo.Safford lot 3.Buffalo, PR5499 no.4 (OCLC: 12699341).signature of W. E. Safford on title; inscription on half-title: 'This is to certify that this volume is from the library of the late R. L. Stevenson Esqr at Vailima, Samoa. E.W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson'. many passages marked.Joseph Eugene Bonnemere (1813-93), writer and historian; President of the Parisian Society of Spiritism Studies; work for 'La revue de Paris' and 'La democratie pacifique'. Corrigee et Augmentee. Libraire de la Societe des Gens de Lettres. In a slip-case. 'The Country of the Camisards' in Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb3.FHistory - France - 17th Century and 18th Century - Protestantism

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nmbBorrow, George.Celebrated Trials and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence, from the Earliest Records to the year 1825 / [George Borrow].London : Knight & Lacey?, 1825.6 v. (V 4 only) : plates; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 435.RLS's book label, and / or evidence of Stevenson family ownership?George Borrow (1803-81), novelist and travel writer; especially interested in Romany peoples. Compiled by Borrow. Details from BL. Part of an Anderson lot of 22 odd vols.Law - English - Criminal

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nmbBorrow, George.The Zincali; or an Account of the Gypsies of Spain / George Borrow..4th.London : Murray, 1846.264pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 183.inscription: 'Lewis Balfour, in place of the copy given to Mackintosh, Oct. 1856.'George Borrow (1803-81), novelist and travel writer; especially interested in Romany peoples. Details from BL.Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Spain

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nmb, rgsBorrow, George.The Bible in Spain. The Journeys, Adventures, and Imprisonments of an Englishman, in an attempt to circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula / George Borrow.London : Murray?, 1869.TWM.RLS's Savile Club, Piccadilly, card as bookplate on inside cover; and Skerryvore, Bournemouth card. See: Longer comments.Essay 'A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas's', in Memories and Portraits (1887): 'Behind these [the inner circle of his intimates] comes a good troop of dear acquaintances; The Pilgrim's Progress in the front rank, The Bible in Spain not far behind.' Essay: 'The Ideal House', 1884 (Tus. 25), p.195 - one for 'the three shelves full of eternal books that never weary ...' Title is mentioned in passing by Margaret Moyes Black in Robert Louis Stevenson, Famous Scots Series (1898).George Borrow ( 1803-81), novelist and travel writer; especially interested in Romany peoples. Taken by RLS during his Travels with a Donkey (not sure where this statement comes from, but TWM has photos of the Borrower's register of the Advocates Library that incl books taken on TWAD journey [LSH 995/1-2/99] so it may be there; in any case this wouldn't refer to RLS's copy now in TWM, which does however have a scrap of French conversation written in the back, which of course could come from any visit). nmb3Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Spain and Portugal

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nmbBoswell, James.Boswell's Life of Johnson: including their Tour to the Hebrides. By the Rt. Hon. John Wilson Croker ... / James Boswell.New.London: John Murray, 1848.874pp. : frontis. and engr. title; royal 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 264.Harvard Houghton, 2003J-JBL44.signature of Rev. Lewis Balfour on engraved title page; RLS's initials on title page; bookplate reading 'From the library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima' with authenticating signature of Isobel Strong.marginal pencilings and notes throughout.Letter from San Francisco to Charles Baxter, [20 Jan 1880]: [While strapped for cash] The unbound 3 vol. (not the bound 2 vol.) Moliere might also be kept back from sale; and Musset's Comedies, and Hazlitt's Table Talk and Plain Dealer, and my Boswell's Johnson in one vol. (Letters 3, 679; p.49). Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of books sought] ... / Boswell's Johnson / Johnson's Journey with Carruther's [sic] notes. (Letters 3, 748; p.127).James Boswell (1740-95). Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84). Title continues: 'A New Edition, thoroughly revised, with much additional matter. With Portraits.' John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), Tory politician, critic and contributor to the Quarterly Review. Details from BL. Houghton Hyde Collection - From the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Samuel Johnson. Binding: orig. purple cloth, gilt, with a red cloth chemise. See also Letters 7, 2322; p.125 - from Vailima to George Saintsbury, 17 May 1891.Literature - English - Biography and Memoir

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nmb, rgsBoswell, James.Life of Johnson. Ed. by J. W. Croker / James Boswell.London : 1847.?pp. : 8vo.Peabody 3.signature of Rev. Lewis Balfour on engraved title; RLS's initials.some marginal pencil ticks.Title is mentioned in passing by Margaret Moyes Black in Robert Louis Stevenson, Famous Scots Series, (1898).James Boswell (1740-95). Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-94). Rt. Hon. John Wilson Croker (1780-1857). Copy, ill., in World Cat. Including Tour of the Hebrides? Probably the same as Anderson Part 2, Lot 264. Rev. Lewis Balfour (1777-1860), grandfather of RLS. nmb5.Literature - English - Biography and Memoir

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nmbBoswell, James.Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson / James Boswell.London : n.d.?pp. : ill.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 184,RLS's visiting card pasted in.pencil notes on p. 223 & p. 281.Letter from San Francisco to Charles Baxter, [20 Jan 1880]: [While strapped for cash] The unbound 3 vol. (not the bound 2 vol.) Moliere might also be kept back from sale; and Musset's Comedies, and Hazlitt's Table Talk and Plain Dealer, and my Boswell's Johnson in one vol. (Letters 3, 679; p.49).James Boswell (1740-95). Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84). nmb5Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Scotland

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nmb, rd, rgsBoswell, James.Journal of a Tour to the Highlands with Samuel Johnson LL.D. ... With Introduction and Notes by Robert Carruthers, Esq. / James Boswell.New.London, New York : Geo. Routledge & Sons, [1852?]360pp. : front; ills.; 8vo. (varnished)Beinecke, 2503 / Ip St48 Zz852B.RLS's visiting card pasted inside front cover.a few marginal comments including an approving note on p. 223 at the account of the boat being caught in a tempest. (RLS Cent. Ex. Cat. p. 44). RLS 'carefully marked passages about actual Highland emigration' (Robert Crawford, Scotland's Books, 2007, p. 489), probably for use in *Kidnapped*.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of books sought] ... / Boswell's Johnson / Johnson's Journey with Carruther's [sic] notes. (Letters 3, 748; p.127).James Boswell (1740-95). Dr. Samuel Johnson ( 1709-94). Title continues: 'containing some Poetical Pieces by Dr. Johnson, relative to the Tour, and never before published; a Series of his Conversation, Literary Anecdotes, and Opinions of Men and Books: with an Authentic Account of the Distresses and Escape of the Grandson of King James II. in the Year 1746 ...' nmb5Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Scotland

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nmbBoucher, Leon.Tableau de la litterature anglais / Leon Boucher.Paris : Leopold Cerf, 1882.159pp. : ill. fig. portraits; orig, wrappers. 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 637.Leon Boucher (1838-?), Prof. Faculty of Letters, Besancon.FLiterature - French

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nmbBouquet, Henry.An Historical Account of the Expedition against the Ohio Indians in the year MDCCLXIV under the command of Henry Bouquet, Esq. ... / Henry Bouquet. London : T. Jefferies, 1766.71pp. : 4to.Letter from [Tahiti] to Edward L. Burlingame, [?16 Oct 1888]: Send me please to care American Consul, Honolulu / Bouquet's Expedition / and / Memoirs of Henry the Trader / at once [emphasis] / Not a moment. (Letters 6, 2117; p.215). Mehew notes: Alexander Henry (1739-1824), Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories 1760-76 (1809). Both wanted for The Master of Ballantrae.Henry Bouquet. Title continues: 'Including his transactions with the Indians ... and the preliminaries of peace. With an introductory account of the preceding campaign, and battle of Bushy-Run. To which are annexed military papers, containing reflections on the war with the savages; a method of forming frontier settlements; some account of the Indian country; with a list of nations, fighting men, towns, distances, and different routs. The whole illustrated with a map and copper-plates. Published, from authentic documents, by a Lover of his Country [i.e. William Smith (1727-1803), Provost of the College of Philadelphia.' Details from BL. Another edition: Title ditto: Cincinnati, 1868; 162pp. : 8vo. with an introduction by Francis Parkman (1823-93), and including a translation of Charles Dumas's biographical sketch of General Bouquet (Ohio Valley Historical Series, no.1). See Longer comments.History - America - West - Ohio

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nmbBourget, Paul.Un scrupule / Paul Bourget.Paris : A. Lemerre, 1893.143pp. : ill.; 32mo.[copy sent to RLS by Henry James].Letter from Henry James to RLS, 5 Aug 1893: 'I also post to you herewith Paul Bourget's last little tale (Un Scrupule), as to which nothing will induce me to utter the faintest rudiments of an opinion. It is full of talent (I don't call that a rudiment), but the French are passing strange. [continues in Longer comments / Sensations d'Italie] Now, that, at last, here it is,I wish you to be able to read [emphasis] it! But you won't. My hand is the hand of Apollo to it.' (Janet Adam Smith : Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson. A Record of Friendship, 1948, pp.235-6)Paul Bourget (1852-1935), novelist and critic. Details from Bib. Nat. Across the Plains (1892) is dedicated to Bourget. See Longer comments. nmb3.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBourget, Paul.Sensations d'Italie / Paul BourgetParis : A. Lemerre, 1891.343pp. : wrappers (broken); 12mo. Safford lot 4.NYU, Fales, Brit Stevenson ...gift from Henry James; certificate on half-title: 'This is to certify that this volume is from the library of the late R.L. Stevenson in Samoa. E. W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. R. L. Stevenson, May 1899.'; inscription on dedication page: W.E. Safford, Lieut. U.S. Navy, Apia, Samoa, May 13/99. See RLS's dedication of 'Across the Plains' and Vailima Letters, Dec. 7, 1891: 'I have gone crazy over Bourget's Sensations d'Italie, hence the enclosed dedication.'scorings and underlinings (approving).Letter from [Vailima] to Henry James, 7 & [8] Dec [1891]: I am delighted beyond expression by Bourget's book; he has phrases which effect me alsmost like Montaigne; I had read ere this a masterly essay of his on Pascal; this book does it: I write for all his essays by this mail, and shall try to meet him when I come to Europe. ... / ... I have just been breakfasting at Baiae and Brindisi, and the charm of Bourget hag-rides me. I wonder if this exquisite fellow, all made of fiddlestrings and scent and intelligence, could bear any of my bald prose. If you think he could, ask Colvin to send him a copy of these last essays of mine [Across the Plains], when they appear, ; and tell Bourget they go to him from a South Sea Island as literal hommage: I have read no new book for years that gave me the same literary thrill as his Sensations d'Italie. If (as I imagine) my cut-and-dry literature would be death to him, and worse than death - journalism - be silent on the point. For I have a great curiosity to know him, and if he doesn't know my work, I shall have the better chance of making his acquaintance. ... / Here I broke off, and wrote Bourget a dedication; no use resisting, it's a love affair. C'est Venus tout entier, quoi! O, he's exquisite, I bless you for the gift of him. I have really enjoyed this book as I - almost as I - used to enjoy books when I was going twenty - twenty-three; and these are the years for reading! (Letters 7, 2374; p.209). Letter from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin, [8 Dec] 1891: I have gone crazy over Bourget's Sensations d'Italie; hence the enclosed dedication, a mere cry of gratitude for the best fun I've had over a new book this ever so! (Letters 7, 2368; p.205).Paul Bourget (1852-1935), novelist and critic. Contents: Toscane - Ombrie - Grande - Grece. Across the Plains (1892) is dedicated to Bourget. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. See Longer comments. nmb3.FTravel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Italy

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nmbBoyle, Robert.Hydrostatical Paradoxes, Made out by New Experiments (for the most part Physical and Easie) / Robert Boyle.Oxford : Printed by William Hall, for Richard Davis, 1666.247pp : fold. pls.; 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 61.Robert Boyle (1627-91), natural philosopher and formulator of Boyle's Law re properties of gases. Original edition? Details from BL. Binding: calf; 1 cover missing.Science - Physics

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nmbBraddon, M. E.All along the River. A Novel. By the author of "Ishmael," etc. / [M. E. Braddon].London : Simpkin & Marshall, 1893.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to Miss M. E. Braddon, 9 Oct 1894: I cannot imagine what good fairy it was that put it in your head to send me two books by this mail. At any rate it was very well imagined; I was out of sorts, I had nothing to read, or nothing that I cared to read, and contrary to all experience I have found time to finish The Venetians and make a good start upon the other in these troublesome and busy days between the coming of the one mail and the leaving of the other. I have to thank you sincerely for these pleasant hours. [Extols popularity of Aurora Floyd in the Pacific] (Letters 8, 2793; pp.378-9).Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837-1915), novelist. Presumed title. Details from BL. Described in 'The New Books of the Month' in the Review of Reviews (q.v.), Aug 1893: 'Three score novels is a lengthy record, and it is to be hoped that the unwonted brevity of this story - the third volume is made up of separate tales - and its unusual poverty of incident are not to be taken as signs of a lagging pen or failing invention. "All Along the River" is the old story of a young wife betrayed, and of her repentance and confession, but Miss Braddon, although she has invested her Cornish and Italian scenes with some charm, has been unable to give it any interest. The characters are superficial, and although here and there are clever passages of description and social sarcasm, the story seems to want the care and skill which were so apparent in most of its predecessors.' Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBraddon, M. E.The Venetians. A Novel. By the author of "Lady Audley's Secret," etc. / [M. E. Braddon].London : Simpkin & Marshall, 1892.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to Miss M. E. Braddon, 9 Oct 1894: I cannot imagine what good fairy it was that put it in your head to send me two books by this mail. At any rate it was very well imagined; I was out of sorts, I had nothing to read, or nothing that I cared to read, and contrary to all experience I have found time to finish The Venetians and make a good start upon the other in these troublesome and busy days between the coming of the one mail and the leaving of the other. I have to thank you sincerely for these pleasant hours. [Extols popularity of Aurora Floyd in the Pacific] (Letters 8, 2793; pp.378-9).Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837-1915), novelist. Details from BL. Other presumed title: All along the River, q.v.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgs, rla, rdBrantôme, Pierre de Bourdeille de.Vies des dames illustres francoises et etrangeres ... avec une introduction et des notes par Louis Moland / Pierre de Bourdeille de Brantôme.New.Paris : Garnier Freres, 1868.444pp. (lacking pp 227-444): orig. front wrapper; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 630.p. xxxi: marks passage 'Ainsi fait le laboureur' to which he alludes in 'On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places'Letters from [Mentone] to Sidney Colvin - 1. c.27 Jan 1874: Will you bring me when you come Saint-Beuve's XVIth Century [q.v.]; any decent book, if you can find one without trouble about the women [emphasis] of the XVIth Century in France, Germany, or where you will - if possible France; and, if possible, Brantome's Dames. I smell a possible article which would be all good work for the future. Don't spare coin for anything good. (Letters 1, 226; p.466). - 2. [c28 Jan 1874]: I have a possible article, as I said, before my mind - John Knox and women, but I should need such a lot of erudition to make it right; and to begin with Brantome [emphasis]. Surely there should be a cheap Brantome [emphasis]; it is indecent you know. I know you will be a dear creature, and charge yourself with my desires, as 'naked, helpless, piping loud.' I make them known to you over France. (Letters 1, 227; p.467). - 3. [31 Jan 1874]: I have a real letch after Brantome, I must read him, and I think he would be the balmiest fellow to possess. (Letters 1, 230; p.470).
In Nb H (Yale, leaf 6), Brantôme is listed for £3 in a list of expenses including 'Fortnightly to Bon and Madonna' (i.e. 'Lytton's Fables', pub June 1874.
He also quotes from Brantôme in "Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places": The traveller “fait des discours en soi pour se soutenir en chemin”(Tus.25, 175).
RLS lists Brantome in his "Deliciae Prosae" in Notebook A265 (front p. 12v) of 1873-4 with an allusion to this same passage.
Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de Brantome (c1540-1614), soldier and traveller; accompanied Mary Stuart in Scotland, and fought for the Catholics in the Wars of Religion. See also: Dames Galantes and Hommes Illustres. Louis Moland (1824-1899).
Essay: 'John Knox and his Relations to Women', 1874 - Macmillan's Magazine, 32 (Sept. 1875) - collected in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882: [re female authors] '[...] we shall find that Reverend Father in God, the Abbott of Brantome, claiming, on the authority of some lord of his acquaintance, a privilege, or rather a duty, of free love for great princesses, and carefully excluding other ladies from the same gallant dispensation.' (Tus.27, p.205) - footnote p.205 - Dames Illustres, pp.358-60 [i.e. in the part missing in the Beinecke volume]. cf. Aubigne. Swearingen p16-17. nmb8.
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nmbBrewster, David.Aeronautics. Aerostation. - from The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, conducted by David Brewster ... with the assistance of Gentlemen eminent in Science and Literature / [David Brewster].Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1830.2 pts. : pls., new wrappers; [18 v.] 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 4.signatures of Thomas Stevenson in both v.; one with pencil sketch of dog.Sir David Brewster (1781-1868), combative scientist specialising in optics and light; inventor kaleidoscope 1816; improved stereoscope 1840's; and instrumental in persuading Robert Stevenson to adopt lightweight, flat Fresnel lens in lighthouses. 2 excerpts from the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia bound in 1 v. Details from NLS.Science - Aeronautics

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nmbBrialmont, Alexis Henri.History of the Life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington. From the French of M. Brialmont ... With Emendations and Additions by the Rev. G. R. Gleig / Alexis Henri Brialmont.London : Longman & Co., 1858-60.4 v. : 8vo.Letter from [Bournemouth] to Sidney Colvin, [Jan 1885]: I have received Erskine May, Spencer Walpole [both q.v.] from the publishers. Pray tell me what you can do - above all about the despatches [of the Duke of Wellington, q.v.] - by telegram. Longman has handsomely offered £10; and your silence keeps me at a stand. [RLS had asked for books re Wellington from Colvin's library.] (Letters 5, 1382; pp.70-1).Lt. General. Alexis Henri Brialmont (1821-1903), pseud. Capitaine Gargousse. Histoire du duc de Wellington first published Paris and Brussels, 1856. Details from BL and Bib. Nat. Rev. G. R. Gleig. Loan copy only or possession? Subject of an unfinished essay for Longman's shilling series of 'English Worthies' edited by Andrew Lang. Mehew notes: The standard work at that time. Gleig published abridgements in 1862 and 1864. Swearingen pp.95-6.History - Britain - Military - India and Napoleonic Wars

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nmbBridges, Robert.Overheard in Arcady / Robert Bridges.1st.New York : Scribner's, 1894.133pp. : ills. plates; 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 62.presentation copy with inscription: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson, with admiration for his work from Robert Bridges, New York, April, 1894.'Letter from Vailima to Robert Bridges, 18 May 1894: [Mentions Bridges' favourable criticisms as 'Droch' in Life (q.v.) magazine] / I had intended to write and acknowledge to 'Droch' the Epilogue of Tembinoka; it is now to Mr Robert Bridges that I have the pleasure of sending my thanks, not for that only, but for the whole of your witty and kindly volume. (Letters 8, 2729; p.284).Robert Seymour Bridges (1848-1941), journalist and poet; asst ed. Scribner's Magazine 1887-1914, and ed. 1914-30. Illustrated by Oliver Herford, F. G. Attwood, and A. E. Sterner. Details from Lib. Cong. Mehew note: 'Characters from the Household of Robert Louis Stevenson', published in Life, 22 Feb 1893 and reprinted in Overheard in Arcady, a collection of articles.Literature - American - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBridges, Robert.Poems / Robert Bridges.London : B. M. Pickering, 1873.125pp. : 8vo./21cm.Sidney Colvin: Memories and Notes of People and Places 1856-1912 (1921): 'My wife [Frances Sitwell] reminds me of an incident ... from the time when he [RLS] used to make her the chief confidante of his troubles and the touchstone of his taste. One day he came to her with an early, I think the earliest, volume of poems by Mr. Robert Bridges, the present poet-laureate, in his hand; declared here was the most wonderful new genius, and enthusiastically read out to her some of the contents in evidence; till becoming aware that they were being cooly received, he leapt up crying, "My God! I believe you don't like them," and flung the book across the room across the room and himself out of the house in a paroxysm of disappointment - to return a few hours later and beg pardon humbly for his misbehaviour. But for some time afterwards whenever he desired her judgment on work of his own or others, he would begin by bargaining: "You won't Bridges [emphasis] me this time, will you?'Robert Seymour Bridges (1848-1941), journalist and poet; asst ed. Scribner's Magazine 1887-1914, and ed. 1914-30. Details from World Cat. Incident at Cockfield Rectory, Suffolk, Aug 1873. NMB note: It can only assume from his reaction that RLS actually owned the book!Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBridges, Robert.The Shorter Poems of / Robert Bridges.3rd.London : G. Bell, 1891.91pp. : 18cm.Harvard Widener, HEW 10.5.6.RLS's visiting card pasted on to p.[2] of covers; on fly-leaf at end: an 8 line poem in RLS's hand, beginning with the words: 'O that we two might again be rovers'. Robert Seymour Bridges (1848-91), journalist and poet; asst. ed. Scribners' Magazine 1887-1914, and ed. 1914-30.Binding: original maroon cloth, stamped in gilt on spine; in full morocco slip-case.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rd, nmbBrontë, Emily and Anne Brontë.Wuthering Heights / Emily Brontë. And Agnes Grey / Anne Brontë.London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1881.446pp. : varnished; 17cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 185.Princeton, XI-4.RLS's visiting card mounted on inside front cover.Emily Bronte (1818-48) and Anne Bronte (1820-49), novelists. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University press, 1971. Part XI, No. 4. 'With a Preface and Memoir of both Authors by Charlotte Bronte'. Morris L. Parrish Collection.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBrothers, Richard.A Revealed Knowledge of the Prophecies and Times: ... / Richard Brothers.Philadelphia : Printed for Robert Campbell, No.40, South Second-Street, 1795.2 v. in 1 : 84, 67 & 28pp.; 18cm.Stanford, KD1795 .B77.RLS's copy, with typed note of provenance.Richard Brothers (1750-1827), British Israelist theory founder bent on the return of the descendants so-called Lost Tribes to the Holy Land. Title continues: 'Book the First. Wrote under the Direction of the Lord God, and Published by Sacred Command; it being the First Sign of Warning for the Benefit of All Nations. Containing, with other Great and Remarkable Things, not Revealed to Any Other Person on Earth, the Restoration of the Hebrews to Jerusalem, by the Year 1798; under their Revealed Prince and Prophet, Richard Brothers.' - also published as 'God's Awful Warning to a Giddy, Careless, Sinful World'. Imperfect copy: title page torn. Bound with (and issued with?) Nathaniel B. Halhed [q.v.]: 1. 'Testimony of the Authenticity of the Prophecies of Richard Brothers'; and 2. 'A Calculation of the Commencement of the Millenium'; both Philadelphia, 1795. Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (1751-1830), philologist and orientalist.Religion - Judaism

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nmbBrown, John, Dr.Rab and his Friends / Dr. John Brown.unspecified.? : ?presentation copy, to RLS and his wife on their marriage, with inscription: 'RLS and his Sine Qua Non'.Letter [jointly with Fanny Stevenson] from [Silverado] to his mother, [16 Jul 1880}: I was more delighted than words can express with the book Rab and his Friends. I have been wishing to write to Dr Brown and thank him but have not been well enough to feel sure I was not writing nonsense. (Letters 3, 709; p.89).- Mehew note: According to Adelaide Boodle he [Brown] sent RLS and Fanny as a wedding present a copy of his Rab and his Friends bearing the inscription, 'RLS and his Sine Qua Non'. Ref.; R.L.S. and his Sine Qua Non: Flashlights from Skerryvore by the Gamekeeper [Adelaide A. Boodle], London : John Murray, 1926.Dr, John Brown M.D. (1810-82), physician and essayist; friend of the Stevensons. First published as a single paper from Horae Subsecivae, Edinburgh : T. Constable & Co., 1859; 31pp.: 8vo. Possibly a copy of edition with plates by G. Harvey, J. N. Paton, and others, Edinburgh : David Douglas, 1878; 34pp. : 4to.Literature - Scots - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBrown, John, Dr.Rab and his Friends / Dr. John Brown.Leipzig : Tauchnitz, 1862.340pp. : 16cm.inscription at head of title Horae subsecivae: 'from library at Vailima, Isobel Field [Strong], 1923'.Clarissa Porter list of Austin Strong books, 1994-5.Dr, John Brown M.D. (1810-82), physician and essayist; friend of the Stevensons. First published as a single paper from Horae Subsecivae, Edinburgh : T. Constable & Co., 1859; 31pp.: 8vo.Literature - Scots - Novel and Short Story

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nmbBrown, John.Alan Stevenson, a Sketch by / John Brown.Edinburgh? : ?Anderson Part 2, Lot 439.Letter from Vailima to his mother, 18 Jun 1893: [After asking for Uncle Alan's Synesius and Skerryvore, both q.v.] O, and a life of Alan? is there such a thing? it is just for a few dates; both Alan and my father [Thomas Stevenson, q.v.] I am going to describe rather than to narrate. (Letters 8, 2590; p.113). Interestingly, RLS appears to have been unaware of this work.Part lot of 10 pamphlets. 3 copies. Subject: Alan Stevenson (q,v,), RLS's uncle, the lighthouse engineer. Untraced in libraries by NMB. Beinecke Ip St48 Y866 is listed as Alan Stevenson [n.p. : A. Hopekirk, printer, 1866?] 8pp. : 13cm.Science - Engineering - Biography and Memoir

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nmbBrowne, James.History of the Highlands and the Highland Clans ... Illustrated by a Series of Portraits, Family Arms, and other Illustrative Engravings. / James Browne.London; Edinburgh : A. Fullerton, [1848-52].4 vols. (V. 3 & 4 bound in one only) : illus. (music), plates. portraits, coats arms; 22cm.Safford lot 10.Buffalo, PR5499 no.6 (OCLC: 10424940).signature of Andrew Lang on fly-leaf; scorings; note: 'This is the hidden gold.' (ref. to funds for Prince Charles Edward).Fragments of three Letters from [Davos] to his parents, [?late 1881]: [Part of a list of books wanted] (5) Browne's History of the Highland Clans. ... (Letters 3, 887; p.265). - Mehew note: ... a work later used at Vailima. Letter from [Vailima] to Andrew Lang, [late May / earl;y Jun 1892]: I knew you would prove a trusty purveyor. The books you have sent are admirable. I got the name of my hero out of Browne - Blair of Balmyle - Francie Blair. But whether to cal the story Blair of Balmyle, or whether to call it The Young Chevalier, I have not yet decided. ... Browne's appendix is great reading. (Letters 7, 2416; pp.311-2).Dr. James Browne LL.D., advocate (1793-1841). Binding: 3/4 calf. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection? See Longer comments. nmb4&5.History - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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nmbBrowne, James.A Critical Examination of Dr. MacCulloch's Work on the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland / [James Browne]..Edinburgh : For D. Lizars, 1825.302pp. : 8vo./22cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 187.signature of Thomas Stevenson; note on fly-leaf in his hand.Letter from Thomas Stevenson to RLS, [winter 1880-81]: 'I bought you two books today Brown's criticism of Macculloch and Colonel Stewarts sketches of the character & manner of the Highlanders of Scotland [q.v.].' (Beinecke, 5769; McKay, 4, p.1640) Dr. James Browne LL.D., advocate (1793-1841). John Macculloch M.D. (1773-1835) : The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, containing descriptions of the scenery and antiquities; with an account of the political history and ancient manners, and of the origin, langauage, agriculture, ... of the people. Founded on a series of annual journeys between ... 1811 and 1821. ... In six letters to Sir Walter Scott, Bart. London : Longman, [etc., etc.] ; 4 v., 8vo. Details from NLS. Binding: half vellum. Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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nmbBrowne, Thomas, Sir.Pseudodoxia Epidemica: or, Enquiries into very many received Tenents, and commonly presumed Truths / [Sir] Thomas Browne. 1st.London : T. H. for Edward Dod, 1646.386pp. : small folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 188.signature of Thomas Stevenson on fly-leaf dated 1836. [same date as Buchanan: De Maria, q.v.]Sir Thomas Browne (1602-82), medical practitioner and literary writer on medicine, religion and science. Binding: half sheep; covers loose, back missing. Details from BL. See Longer comments.Philosophy

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nmbBrowne, Thomas, Sir.Religio Medici ... With Notes and Annotations, to which is added The Life of the Author... / Sir Thomas Browne.New.London : J. Torbuck; C. Corbett, 1736.253pp : 16mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 189.Essay: 'The Wreath of the Immortelles' ,1868-69 (Tus. 30) - footnote, p.166 - to [Begins]: It is all very well to talk of deathe as "a pleasant portion of immortality"; but the most of us, I suspect, are of "queasy stomachs," and find it none of the sweetest.Sir Thomas Browne (1602-82), medical practioner and literary writer on medicine, religion and science. Title continues: 'Also Sir Kenelm Digby's Observations.' Corrected and Amended. Notes etc. by Thomas Keck. Details from BL. Highly individualistic, spiritual and philosophical account first published 1643; put on Catholic Index 1645. Binding: old calf. See Longer comments.Science - Medicine - Practical and Philosophical

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nmbBrownell, W. C.French Traits, An Essay in Comparative Criticism, by / W. C. Brownell.New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889.411pp. : 18cm.Letters to Edward L. Burlingame: 1. from Sydney, 2 Sept 1890: Also why not send me Brownell's French book. That was an old promise. But anything is too good for an old beachcomber, I suppose. Well. well. time was. 2. from [Vailima], 5 Nov 1890: Today I receive ... Brownell's book ... (Letters 6, 2243; p.412 and 7,2270; p.p.32-3). William Crary Brownell (1851-1928), journalist and literary critic; literary advisor at Scribner's 1888-1926. Details from Lib. Cong.Literature - French - Criticism

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nmbBrowning, Robert.Fifine at the Fair, and Other Poems / Robert Browning.1st.Boston : J. R. Osgood & Company, 1872.280pp : 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 64.Robert Browning (1812-89), poet. Details from Lib. Cong.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rgsBrowning, Robert.Selections from the Poetical Works of / Robert Browning.New.London : Smith, Elder, 1890.2 v. : 18cm.Silverado, 1890.0029.inscription: 'From the library of R. L. Stevenson / at Vailima - Samoa'.Robert Browning (1812-89), poet. 1st and 2nd series.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rdBrowning, Robert.The Agamemnon of Aeschylus, transcribed by / Robert Browning.1st.[London : 1877].148pp. : early issue in sheets folded and held by eyelet clasps (lacking title and first 9pp. of intro.); 12mo/17cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 190.Princeton, XI-5. marginal penciling and critical notes (also notes in ink another hand). Anderson note: Among the remarks regarding the text are the following: 'Unintelligible', 'doubtful meaning', 'nonsense', awful', 'very bad', 'heavens knows what this means', 'nothing equivalent to this in Patter, and can see no meaning', etc.Robert Browning (1812-89), poet. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University Press, 1971. Part XI, No. 5.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBrowning, Robert.The Inn Album / Robert Browning.London : Smith, Elder, and Company, 1875.211pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Edinburgh] to Frances Sitwell: 1. [6 Jan 1876]: I have done a rather amusing paragraph or two for Vanity Fair on the Inn Album. I have slated R.B. pretty handsomely. (Letters 2, 427; p.169). Reviewed unsigned as 'Mr Browning Again' in Vanity Fair, 11 Dec 1875, pp.332-3.Robert Browning (1812-89), poet. Details from Lib. Cong. Letter from [Edinburgh] to Frances Sitwell: [7 Jan 1876]: I wonder if you understood how secret the articles in V.F. are; not that you would have any occasion to speak of them, but in case - (Letters 2, 429; p.170. Swearingen p.22.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsBrowning, Robert.The Ring and the Book / Robert Browning.Boston : Fields, Osgood, & Co., Successors to Ticknor and Fields, 1869.2 v. : 18cm. (varnished).Beinecke, 2505 / Ip St48 Zz869Br.signature 'Boone' on title page V 1; signature of H. W. Boone on title page V 2.pencil marginal marks; no notes.Essay: On the Art of Literature, 1880: 'Mr Browning's Ring and the Book, which is all in monologues, are in essence as well as in form, dramatic and not narrative. / ... is full of lessons upon this subject [the ability of the 'conceptive power of the imagination that first begets and then controls' the 'kind or degree of the effect' the artist will produce], and was written through out in a full and luminous consciousness of the point in hand. The story of Guido and Pompilia is given in one presentment after another; each being in itself a vigorous artistic view of the facts; each therefore being, although dealing with the same occurrences, materially [emphasis] a different work of art from any and all of the others. And the whole book, so remarkable from many considerations, as of style, sagacity, ingenuity and force, is yet most remarkable in matter: the author having narrated his facts to an end, which seems almost apart from them; having not been interested by one artistic view of them, or, as I say, by one material treatment, but by the contrast and coincidence of many. Thus he has made one selection after another, given one presentment after another; and meantime his one final presentment, the matter of his work, the ultimate artistic outlook he regarded, was the play and relation of all of them. Take his own passage, Part I, line 447 to 468 inclusive. Any one of his parts is a work of art; the whole is but another, far more massive and memorable, far more modern and sophisticated.' (ms. Silverado)Robert Browning (1812-89), poet. Regular first American edition. On back of title page: 'AUTHOR'S EDITION, / From advance sheets.' H. W. Boone, M.D.? Narrative in 12 books of a murder trial in Rome in 1698; Pope Innocent XII. Essay: Virginibus Puerisque II, 1881: 'The noblest passage in one of the noblest books of this century is where the old pope glories in the trial, nay, in the partial fall and but imperfect triumph, of the younger hero.' (Tus.25, p.19)Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBruce, Henry, and Chalmers, David.Mr Gladstone and the Paper Duties, by Two Midlothian Paper-Makers / [Henry Bruce and David Chalmers].[Edinburgh?] : 1885.8pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 439.Henry Bruce, papermaker. David Chalmers, papermaker. Pamphlet; part of an Anderson lot of 10 pieces. Details from BL.Miscellaneous - .Paper Industry

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nmbBruce, Michael.Poems, on Several Occasions / Michael Bruce.New.Edinburgh : John Paterson, 1796.175pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 65.Michael Bruce (1746-67), schoolmaster; poems published posthumously 1770. Edited by John Logan. Details from BL. Binding: calf.Literature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsBuchan, Alexander.Handy Book of Meteorology / Alexander Buchan.2nd.Edinburgh & London : W. Blackwood & Sons, 1868.20pp. : ills. (8 col. charts - 6 fold. and diagrs.), tables; 20cm.Beinecke, 2506 / Ip St48 Zz868B.signature of 'Thomas Stevenson. Civil Engineer.' on half-title; unmarked except for marking by him in pencil of various passages on winds, storms and barometric pressure. at foot of p.211, a note, also by him, about the observations on winds of a Mr. Chapman, published in 1797. RGS note: RLS mentions Buchan and four other scientific writers in 'The Philosophy of Umbrellas', first published in the Edinburgh University Magazine in Feb 1871. He may have used the book also for his essay 'Local Conditions Influencing Climate' given before the Scottish Meteorological Society on 2 July 1873.Alexander Buchan M.A. (1829-1907), meteorologist and Secretary of the Scottish Meteorological Society, 1860; notable forecaster and discoverer of his 'cold spells'; friend of Thomas Stevenson and wrote DNB note on him. (Thomas Stevenson was inventor of the Stevenson screen which shields meteorological instruments.) Another copy: probably evidenced by - Letter from Swanston to Alexander Buchan, 19 May [?1873]: I hope I shall not altogether forget meteorology and your book will be only another incitement to keep me from altogether turning my back on science ... (Letters 1, 126: p.275-6).Science - Meteorology

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rgs, nmbBuchan, Alexander.Handy Book of Meteorology / Alexander Buchan.2nd.Edinburgh & London : W. Blackwood & Sons, 1868.20pp. : ills. (8 col. charts - 6 fold. and diagrs.), tables; 20cm.inscription on half-title: 'Thomas Stevenson / Civil engineer'.RGS note: RLS mentions Buchan and four other scientific writers in 'The Philosophy of Umbrellas', first published in the Edinburgh University Magazine in Feb 1871. He may have used the book also for his essay 'Local Conditions Influencing Climate' given before the Scottish Meteorological Society on 2 July 1873.Alexander Buchan M.A. (1829-1907), meteorologist and Secretary of the Scottish Meteorological Society, 1860; notable forecaster and discoverer of his 'cold spells'; friend of Thomas Stevenson and wrote DNB note on him. (Thomas Stevenson was inventor of the Stevenson screen which shields meteorological instruments.) Another copy: probably evidenced by - Letter from Swanston to Alexander Buchan, 19 May [?1873]: I hope I shall not altogether forget meteorology and your book will be only another incitement to keep me from altogether turning my back on science ... (Letters 1, 126: p.275-6). Details from Yale.Science - Meteorology

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nmb, rgsBuchanan, George.De Maria Scotorum regina, totaque euis contra regem conjuratione, foedo cum Bothwelio adulterio nefaria in matrimum crudelitate et rabie, horrendo insuper & deterrimo eiusdem parricidio: plena & tragica planeie historia / [George Buchanan].[London : J. Daye, 1571].176pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 66.signature of Thomas Stevenson, dated 1836, on half-title. [same date as Browne: Pseudoxia, q.v.]George Buchanan (1506-82), humanist. Translated as 'Ane Detection of the Duings of Mary Quene of Scottes, touchand the Murder of hir Husband, and hir Conspiracie, Adulterie, and Pretensed Mariage with the Earl Bothwell. And ane Defence of the Trew Lordis, Mainteineris of the Kingis Graces Actioun and Authoritie. Translatit out of the Latine quhilke was written by G. B.' in Scots in the same year possibly by Thomas Wilson (1525?-81). Details from NLS. Binding: calf. Anderson note: Imperfect, sold not returnable. Rare book. nmb5.L - mHistory - Scotland - Stuarts

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nmbBuchanan, George.Epistolae ad viros sui seculi clarissimos, eorumque ad eundem ... / George Buchanan.Londini : Impensis D. Brown, & Gulielmi Taylor, 1711.93pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 67.George Buchanan (1506-82), humanist. i.e. Letters. Title continues: '... Nunc primum in lucem editae.' Edited by James Oliphant. Details from BL.L - mPhilosophy

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nmbBuchanan, John L.Travels in the Western Hebrides: from 1782 to 1790 / John L. Buchanan.London : Printed for G. G. J. & J. Robinson ...; and J. Debrett, ... 1793.251pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Bournemouth] to his father, [25 Jan 1886]: I quite agree with you and had already planned a scene of religion in D. Balfour; the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge furnishes me with a catechist whom I shall try to make the man. (Letters 5, 1523; p.182).Rev. John Lane Buchanan, A.M. Missionary Minister to the Isles from the Church of Scotland. Details form NLS. Mehew note: In ch.X (244) Buchanan describes 'Questors, ... that go about from house to house, teaching the children the Creed, the Commandments, &c. by rote, in the evenings, they are not only useless, but many of them worthless drunkards. Ther is a blind bull of this order in Uist, who in order to escape contempt, and secure respectful attention both to his person, and his doctrines, carries about with him, wherever he goes, loaded pistols.As he is remarkably strong, as well as full of courage, though blind, few people are fond of grappling with him.' Source for Kidnapped - Menikoff, 2&3.Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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nmb, rgs, rdBuchon, J. A. C.Choix de chroniques et memoires sur l'histoire de France. XVIe. siècle / J. A. C. Buchon.Paris : Auguste Desrez (Panthéon Littéraire), 1839.779pp. : royal 8vo./25cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 68.
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Anderson: 'Buchon... Choix de Croniques...Paris, 1838 (but title page says 1839) with no mention on Monstrelet.
Beinecke, 1994 614.marginal pencilings.
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RD (Oct 2013): could not see any markings and there is no mark of ownership, except for Edwin J. Beinecke's bookplate for his 'Robert Louis Stevenson Collection'; the Yale catalogue says 'From Robert Louis Stevenson's library in Samoa'
Beinecke, 1994 614 is the 16C volume, not the 15C with Monstrelet, so following comments do not apply. The correct volume would be (i) Choix de chroniques et mémoires sur l'histoire de France. Chroniques d'Enguerrand de Monstrelet / J. A. C. Buchon / Paris: A. Desrez, 1836, (ii) Chroniques de Monstrelet / J. A. C. Buchon / Paris : au bureau du "Panthéon littéraire", 1861 (BNF catalogue entries). The "Panthéon Littéraire" was a project of Buchon that had various publishers. Yale has Buchon's edition published Paris, Verdière [etc.] 1826-27 not in the Panthéon Littéraire series. But it does have Panthéon Littéraire vols 4, 6-10, 14, 18 (Bo3 0355)—one of these may be Mostrelet.
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Letter from San Francisco to Charles Baxter, [9 Jan 1880]: O - and pray keep the Proces de Jeanne d'Arc in 5 vols [q.v.], the Reign of Charles VIII by Vallet de Viriville [q.v.], and the Monstrelet, edition Pantheon Litteraire. When I can afford, I will have these sent to me. (Letters 3, 676; p.43-4). Essay: 1. 'Charles of Orleans', 1876; 2. 'Francois Villon ...', 1877 - both in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882 (Tus. 27) - footnotes 1. p.165 .; 2. p.129.
Beinecke, 1994 614 is the 16C volume, not the 15C vol with Monstrelet, so following comments do not apply.
Contents (of the Beiencke's 16C volume): B. de Salignac; G. de Coligny;
La Chastre; Guill. de Rochechouart; Michel de Castelnau; J. de Mergey;
F. de la Noue; Arch. de Gamon; J. Philippi; Duc de Bouillon; Guill. de
Saulx-Tavannes; Marguerite de Valois; J. Aug. de Thou; J. Choisnin.
Merle.
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Jean Alexandre C. Buchon (1791-1846), historian and English and Latin translator. Chronicle of Enguerrand de Monstrelet (1390?-1453), local official at Cambrai and chronicler of 1400-44, continuing from where Froissart left off; later accounts added to his work.
Subject: 15th C France. Binding: half roan; cracked. See Longer comments.
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nmb, rgs, rdBungener, Felix.Calvin sa vie, son oeuvre et ses ecrits / Felix Bungener.2nd.Paris : J. Cherbuliez, 1863.468pp.: 18cm.Beinecke, 2507 / Ip St48 Zz863B.notes; marked passages. Probably corrrespond in part to copied passages on slips gathered together as "Calvin / Geneva" (Yale GM 684, box 7 folder 115) with references to Bungener pp. 56, 149-50, 215, 216, 225, 258 and (one slip) from a letter from Etienne Pasquier to M. de Fonsonne (source not stated—maybe from Bungener too). Letter from Hampstead to his mother, 16 Jun [1874]: I have left everything that I ought to have brought with me. Among other things you will please send after me as soon as maybe Calvin, sa Vie, son Oeuvre et ses Ecrits by Felix Bungener. (Letters 2, 282; p.23).Laurence Louis Felix Bungener (1814-74), theologian and Controversialist, Protestant doctor of theology; professor of oratory and regent of the College of Geneva. Jean Calvin (1509-64) q.v. Bungener's remark re Calvin exhibiting 'an honourable and Christian difficulty' of choice ... quoted in Essay: 'John Knox and his Relations to Women', 1874, in Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882 (Tus. 27, pp.231-2).FHistory - Europe - Reformation

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nmbBunyan, JohnThe Holy War / John Bunyan.? : ?? : ?Essay: Random Memories : Rosa Quo Locorum (1893): unspecified edition mentioned along with 'Fuller's Holy Wars' q.v.) as being among the 'anything really legible' existing 'as by accident' on his father's shelves, 'a spot of some austerity'.John Bunyan (1628-88), preacher and allegorical writer.Literature - English - Religious

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nmb, rgsBunyan, John.The Pilgrim's Progress as Originally Published by John Bunyan Being a Fac-Simile Reproduction of the First Edition / John Bunyan..London : Elliot Stock, 1875.2 pts. (266pp & 205pp.) : ills., ports.; 12mo. (varnished)Anderson Part 2, Lot 70.Beinecke, 7901.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate; Vailima bookplate signed by Isobel Strong mounted inside upper cover.marked passages.Essay: On the Art of Literature, 1880: one of RLS's 'great exemplary works' of 'reasoned narrative ... the most complete expression of the various powers which are in literature; as it is besides the most complete possible artistic representation of man's position and business in the world.' (ms. Silverado)John Bunyan (1628-88), preacher and allegorical writer. See Longer comments.Literature - English - Religious

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nmb, rdBunyan, John.The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that which is to Come; delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. In Two Parts. With Two Hundred and Seventy Engravings, from Entirely New Designs / John Bunyan.New.London : Samuel Bagster and Sons, [1857].321pp. : front.(port.), ill.(c300 engrs.), plan; 12mo.Tranter, 367.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert L. Stevenson. From Papa and Mamma, Jan. 1, 1858.'Essay 1: 'Byways of Book Illustration', 'The Magazine of Art', 5, n.s. part 16, (Feb 1882): I have here before me an edition of the Pilgrim's Progress, bound in green, without a date, and described as 'illustrated by nearly three hundred engravings, and memoir of Bunyan.' On the outside it is lettered 'Bagster's illustrated Edition', and after the author's apolopgy, facing the first page of the tale, a folding pictorial 'Plan of the Road' is marked as 'drawn by the late Mr. T. Conder', and engraved by J. Basire. No further information is anywhere vouchsafed ... (Tusitala 28) Letter from Davos to W. E. Henley, [late Nov 1881]: I have nearly killed myself over Bunyan; and am too tired to finish him today, as I might otherwise have done. For his back is broken. For some reason, it proved one of the hardest things I ever tried to write; perhaps - but no - I have no theory to offer - it went against the spirit. But as I say I girt my loins up and nearly died of it. (Letters 3, 872; p.253). Essay 2: 'Rosa Quo Locorum', 1893, collected Essays of Travel, 1895. Letter to Bob Stevenson from Edinburgh, 17 Nov 1868: [recalling walk together up Water of Allan] 'We passed through the meadow and came to a road betwixt two walls and two woods that sloped up the hillside precisely after the fashion of the "strait and narrow way" between the Interpreter's house and Beelzebub's garden, in our delightful edition of our delightful book." (Letters 1, 72, p.168)John Bunyan (1628-88), preacher and allegorical writer. First published 1845 in larger 8vo format. With a memoir of Bunyan by J. M. Hare. Details from BL. Lettered on outside 'Bagster's Illustrated Edition'; illustrated by Eunice Bagster, daughter of publisher, excepting cuts depicting the fight with Apollyon, done by her brother, Jonathan Bagster. 'Plan of the Road drawn by the late Mr. T. Conder' (engraved by J. Basire). Swearingen: pp. 71-2. RGS note: In the catalogue of the Frederick Evans sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, 20-21 October 1919, lot 347, is a copy of the 1845 Bagster edition. In his annotation, Evans, who was himself a book dealer as well as collector, says that for his essay RLS must have used the 1857 edition - 'In the essay he mentions a "Folding Plan of the Road" coming after "The Author's Apology". This is not in my 1845 copy and indeed never appeared in that edition. A note from the publishers tells me so and that it appeared first only in the smaller edition of 1857, which was therefore the edition R. L. S. was describing.' See Longer comments.Literature - English - Religious

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nmb, rgsBunyan, John.The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World to that which is to Come. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. / John Bunyan.New.imprint torn off (Anderson); Printed by T. Wilson and R. Spence, High Ousegate, York.197pp. & 172pp. resp.; p. front., pls.; 18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 469. Hellman?Clark, pr3330 .A1 1840*.Clark: presentation copy to Jane Warden [RLS's cousin] from her mother, with inscription on title page; signatures of 'Jane Warden, 1843', and 'Mrs. Stevenson [RLS's grandmother Jane], 1 Baxter Place, Edinburgh', on fly leaves; Anderson: signature of Thomas Stevenson? and also Alan Stevenson.?Hellman: originally in library of Robert Stevenson, with drawings at front and end.From the library of C. K. Ogden (Clark).John Bunyan (1628-88), preacher and allegorical writer. Title continues: 'Wherein is Discovered, 1. The Manner of his Setting Out. - 2. His Dangerous Journey; and - 3. His Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. New Edition, divided into chapters. To which are added, explanatory and practical notes; with the life of the autho. By the Rev. George Burder.' Binding: old calf, in blue morocco solander case (Clark). Part of an Anderson lot of 5.Literature - English - Religious

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nmbBunyan, John.The Pilgrim's Progress. With a Life of the Author by Robert Southey / John Bunyan.London : 1839.?pp. : port., ills.; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 69.signature of Rev. Lewis Balfour, RLS's grandfather, in 3 places. Essay: On the Art of Literature, 1880: one of RLS's 'great exemplary works' of 'reasoned narrative ... the most complete expression of the various powers which are in literature; as it is besides the most complete possible artistic representation of man's position and business in the world.' (ms. Silverado)John Bunyan (1628-88), preacher and allegorical writer. Robert Southey (1774-1843), poet. Possibly similar to 1830 edition, London : John Murray; John Major : 411 pp. with engrs. from designs by Richard Westall. Binding: cloth; broken and shaken. See Longer comments.Literature - English - Religious

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nmbBurke, Edmund.The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke / Edmund Burke.New.London : F. & C. Rivington, 1808-13.12 v. : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 191.presentation copy to Robert Hunter by Literary Society of Edinburgh with his bookplates (on one: 'Sheriff of Bute and Dumbarton') pasted over by RLS's bookplate.Edmund Burke (1729-97), political philosopher. Vs.1-8 (1808), Vs 9-10 (1812) & Vs. 11-12 (1813). Details from BL. Binding: calf; some covers broken. Robert Hunter is delightfully described in Essay: 'Talk and Talkers: Second Paper' (1882), collected in Memories and Portraits (1887).Literature - English - Political

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nmbBurn, David William M.Cantilenosae Nugae, being Vol. 1 of the Poetical Works of / David William M. Burn.Oamuru [N. Z.] : D. W. M. Burn; London : Eden, Remington & Co., 1891.199pp. : 12mo./20cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 192.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, 1891. With the Author's kindest thoughts.'David William M. Burn / David William Murray (1862-1951). Details from Nat. Lib. NZ. Binding: silk cloth, gilt edges.Literature - New Zealand - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBurnet, Bishop.History of His Own Time ... / Bishop Burnet.London : Printed for the Company of Booksellers, 1725.3 v. : ports., maps; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 193.signature of Thomas Stevenson with marginal notes in his hand, incl. biog. note on Bishop Burnet.The Pentland Rising',1866 (Tus.29).Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury (1643-1714). Title continues: 'Containing, I. A Summary Recapitulation of of Affairs in Church & State, from K. James I. to the Restoration in 1660. II. The History of the Reign of K. Charles II. from 1660. to 1670.' V 1. edited by Gilbert Burnet, 2nd son of the Bishop, and others; V 2 edited, with a Life of the Author, by Sir Thomas Burnet. Details from BL. Anderson has '3 v.' Binding: old calf. Norquay.History - England

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nmbBurns-Begg, Robert.Isobel Burns (Mrs. Begg): A Memoir by her Grandson / Robert Burns-Begg.Limited.Edinburgh : n.p. (Privately Printed) [George Waterston and Sons, Printers], 1891.82pp : parch.; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 197.privately owned - Vermont (donating to Innerpeffray).presentation copy with inscription on recto of front fly-leaf: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson, to whom, after Burns and Scott, I owe more than to any other of my countrymen. W. C. Angus, Glasgow, June 22, '91.' Below, an Ex Libris plate of Caroline Newton. On inside front cover: 1. RLS's Vailima bookplate signed by Isobel Strong; 2. Ex Libris plate of John Gribbel / St. Austell Hall; 3. Bookplate of Janet Burns Saint Germain. Attached to inside of rear cover is another bookplate of John Gribbel, one of the great Burns collectors, who gave the Glenriddell Manuscripts to NLS. (Caroline Newton was daughter of noted collector Edward Newton).Letter from Vailima to W. Craibe Angus, Nov 1891: 'Many thanks for your handsome dedication, I have not yet had time to do more than glance at Mrs Begg; it looks interesting.' (Letters 7, 2372; p.208).Isobel Burns Begg (1772-1858), daughter of Robert Burns. Robert Burns-Begg (1833-99). 'Privately printed for Family Circulation (Impression Limited to 150 copies.)' In the author's handwriting: '*28 of the impression' and signed by him. Preface in author's name with 'Kinross, 25 January 1891.' Details from owner and NLS. William Craibe Angus, art dealer, one of the chief organisers of the Burns' Centenary Exhibition held in Glasgow; for this Angus proposed to send to Samoa a valuable copy of the Jolly Beggars for RLS to autograph and return for display. However in Apr 1891 RLS, while saying 'my interest in Burns is ... perennial ...' advised against 'trusting the book to the treacherous posts, and the perils of the sea, and the carelessness of authors.' (Letters 7, 2315; p.109). Binding: boards now very fragile covered in original, chipped glassine; spine bare; armorial design on front. Swearingen p.164. nmb5.Literature - Scots - Biography

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nmbBurns, Robert.Robert Burns' Common Place Book. Printed from the Original Manuscript ... / Robert Burns.Edinburgh : Privately Printed, 1872.54pp. : 24cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 195.Beinecke, 1986 208 / Im B937 872.RLS's bookplate; signature of Isobel Field [Strong]; bookplate of George Hewitt Myers.a few marginal pencillings.Robert Burns, poet, farmer and exciseman. From the original manuscript in the possession of John Adam, Esq., Greenock. Essay: 'Some Aspects of Robert Burns' in Cornhill Magazine 40, Oct 1879, pp. 408-29; collected in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882. Swearingen pp. 41-2. George Hewitt Myers (1875-1957), forester, textile collector and philanthropist. nmb5.Literature - Scots - Journal and Correspondence

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nmbBurns, Robert.Lieder und Balladen fur deutsche Leser ausgewahlte und frei bearbeitet von L. G. Silbergleit / Robert Burns.Leipzig : [1869].?Letter from Frankfurt to his mother, 29 Jul 1872: Today, I got rather a curiosity - Lieder und Balladen von Robert Burns, translated by one Silbergleit, and not so ill-done either. Armed with which, I had a swim in the Main and then bread and cheese and Bavarian beer in a sort of Cafe ... (Letters 1. 104; pp.236-7).Robert Burns (1779-96), poet, farmer and exciseman. Mehew note: No.184 in the popular cheap edition Universal-Bibliothek published by Philipp Reclam, jun. NMB note: not traced in Deut. Nat. Bib.GLiterature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBurns, Robert.Poems chiefly in the Scottish Dialect / Robert Burns.[1st. Edinburgh].Edinburgh : Printed for the Author, and Sold by William Creech, 1787.368pp. : port.(lacking); 8vo./22cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 71.Cincinnati, 821 B967po.RLS's bookplate; signature: Thomas Stevenson 1836'; marginal notes on one page in his hand.later owner: J. W. Bullock, collector, Cincinatti: [met at Le Puy] 'Mr Bullock possesses the first editions of Stevenson, to say nothing of an edition of Burns which bears the name of RLS's father, Thomas Stevenson' (Robert T. Skinner: In the Cevennes without a Donkey, 1929). Robert Burns (1759-96), poet, farmer and exciseman. First Issue: 'Boxburgh' for Roxburgh in the List of Subscribers; misprints 'stinking' and 'haggis' on p263; 27 pieces printed for first time by William Smellie. Details from NLS. Binding: half calf; broken - in hard-grained slipcase. Rare book. Essay: 'Some Aspects of Robert Burns' in Cornhill Magazine 40, Oct 1879, pp. 408-29; collected in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882. Swearingen pp. 41-2. See Longer comments. nmb5.ScLiterature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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nmbBurns, Robert.Tam o' Shanter / Robert Burns.[Edinburgh] : 1855.?pp. : ill.; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 196Robert Burns (1759-96), poet, farmer and exciseman. ?Royal Association for the Promotion of Fine Arts in Scotland. Illustrated by John Faed, R.S.A. (1819-1902). Folio edition in NLS and BL. Binding: half cloth. Essay: 'Some Aspects of Robert Burns' in Cornhill Magazine 40, Oct 1879, pp.408-29; collected in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882. Swearingen pp. 41-2. nmb5.ScLiterature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgs.Burns, Robert.The Life and Works of Robert Burns. Ed. by Robert Chambers.London & Edinburgh : W. & R. Chambers, 1856-57.4 v: 8vo.Beinecke, 7902 (V 1 & V 2 bound together). Silverado, 000.0319 (V 3 only).notes and marked passages.Robert Burns (1759-96), poet, farmer and exciseman. Essay: 'Some Aspects of Robert Burns' in Cornhill Magazine 40, Oct 1879, pp.408-29; collected in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882. Swearingen pp.41-2. nmb5.Sc & ELiterature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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rgs, nmb, rdBurns, Robert.The Poetical Works of Robert Burns [with his Life] / Robert Burns.Alnwick : Printed by W. Davison, [1811].2 v. : ill., pls. (17 wood engrs.), vigns.; 12mo./18cm.Finch. Christie's 3.NLS : RB.s.2331.tiny signature in ink from thin pen at head of title-page of V 1: 'Robert Louis Stevenson'; inserted slip: 'Harry B. Smith'; bookplate of John Gribbel to front paste-down of V. 1. no markings.Robert Burns (1759-96), poet, farmer and exciseman. Title continues: 'Engravings on Wood by Bewick from designs by Thurston'. William Davison (1751-1858), pharmacist and printer of Alnwick (see work by Peter C. G. Isaac. Oxford, 1968). NLS notes: Engraved title; Title of V 2 is 'The Poetical Works of Robert Burns with his Life'; date from J. W. Egerer, 'Bibliography of Robert Burns'. Reference: James Gibson and James McKie, The Bibliography of Robert Burns: with Biographical and Bibliographical Notes, and Sketches of Burns Clubs, Monuments and Statues ... Printed by J. McKie, 1881, p20. Binding: later brown gilt crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf.
Essay: 'Some Aspects of Robert Burns' in Cornhill Magazine 40, Oct 1879, pp.408-29; collected in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882. Swearingen pp.41-2. John Gribbel (b.1858), prop. John Griffin & Co., gas meter manus.; Pres. Union League Philadelphia; collector Burns and 'Glenriddell' ms. philanthropist. nmb5.
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nmbBurns, Robert.The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of his Life, and a Criticism of his Writings ... / Robert Burns.5th.London : Printed for T. Cadell & W. Davies, ... W. Creech, at Edinburgh; by J. McCreery, ..., 1806.4 v. : port.; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 72.marginal pencillings on a few leaves.Robert Burns (1759-96), poet, farmer and exciseman. Title continues: 'To which are prefixed some Observations on the Character and Condition of the Scottish Peasantry.' Editorial dedication signed: J. Currie. Details from NLS - Reference: Egerer 98. Binding: calf; broken. Essay: 'Some Aspects of Robert Burns' in Cornhill Magazine 40, Oct 1879, pp.408-29; collected in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882. Swearingen pp.41-2. nmb5.Sc & ELiterature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsBurroughs, John.Winter Sunshine / John Burroughs.Edinburgh : David Douglas, 1883.285pp.& 24pp : 16mo.Beinecke, 7904.notes and marked passages - not beyond p.37. on the front fly-leaf: '... / Do you know to whom Howells owes this / edition? Douglas had never heard of him; / but mind - Douglas will never tell / ...'Letter from Hyeres - with Fanny Stevenson - to his mother, [?late Nov 1883]: [After arrival of box]: Louis got in quite a hysterical mood over Burroughs whom he thinks to have left him behind in the race. (Letters 4, 1177; p.202).John Burroughs (1837-1921), naturalist. Pages following p.285 devoted to an article on American Novels. Mehew notes: ... author of a series of nature essays and books. Fanny, in a later letter to RLS's mother said that many people call him the 'American R.L.S'. William Dean Howells, q.v.Literature - American - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rdBurt, Edward.Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland to his Friend in London; containing the Description of a Capital Town in that Country ... Likewise an account of the Highlands, with the customs and manners of the Highlanders / Edward Burt.unspecified.2 v. : ?Letter from [Davos] to his parents, [28 Nov 1880]: The books have come, the second volume of Burt and the I.V. and T. with a D. [Inland Voyage / Travels with a Donkey] had disappeared. Can they have been left at home? If not they are certainly taken for the pictures at the Custom House. It is most vexatious about Burt, as I was going to use him at once. [Details his other reading] (Letters 3, 746; p.124). Letters from Davos to his father: 1. [early Dec 1880]: If the second vol. of Burt is not at home, then it has fallen out in the Custom House. I must have another and will try to recover the amount. / ... / ... Wade's Report is appended to an edition of Burt [Mehew note: 5th by R. Jamieson, 1818]; this edition would be the one to send me now, if the other vol. II be truly lost. (Letters 3, 751; p.130); 2. 12 Dec [1880]: Thank you for Burt which came and for your Union notes. (Letters 3, 758; p.140).Edward Burt (d.1755), engineer employed by General Wade, road and bridge builder in the Highlands. First published London, 1754; several subsequent 2 v. editions. RLS may have ended up with vols from different sets - see 2nd letter in other evidence of ownership. RD note: Huntingdon HM 35317 Notebook A 158 contains 34pp of notes from "Burt Highlands" and "Stuart Sketches". Essay: 'The Ideal House', 1884 (Tus. 25) p.195 - to be found 'in case of insomnia' on the 'one shelf of books of a particular and dippable order ...' Source for Kidnapped - Menikoff 2, p.281; 3.Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Scotland

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nmbBurton, John Hill.History of the Reign of Queen Anne / John Hill Burton.Edinburgh & London : William Blackwood & Sons, 1880.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from Strathpeffer to John Hill Burton, [Sept 1880]: [List] 3rd. An old idea, first started while I was reading your history of Scotland, has just been revived over your Queen Anne, which I am in the heart of, with sincere pleasure. That is to write a circumstantial history of the Union. [Expands and enquires after amount of sources of material] (Letters 3, 718; p.98).John Hill Burton (1809-91), historian. Details from BL. Queen Anne (1665-1714).History - Britain - Queen Anne

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nmb, rgsBurton, John Hill.History of Scotland, from the Revolution to the Extinction of the Last Jacobite Insurrection (1689-1748) / John Hill Burton.London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1853.2 v. : 8vo.Johnston.Beinecke, 2508 / Ip St48 Zz853Bu.inscriptions on front fly-leaves: 'W E. Safford, Lieut. U. S. Navy, Apia, Samoa, May 13, 1899. From the library of the late Robert louis Stevenson, Vailima, Samoa. Purchased by me this day together with 100 other books of Mr. Stevenson's library from Mr. Gurr, Solicitor of Mrs. Stevenson.'; signature of G. S. Hellman and notes by him.Letter from [Mentone] to his mother, [16 Nov 1873]; I forgot to thank you for Hill Burton yesterday, bien oblige. (Letters 1, 171; p.367). Letters from Strathpeffer to John Hill Burton, [Sept 1880] (Letters 3, 718 & 719; pp.98-9. NMB note: unclear as to which edition of this work the letter refers. Letter from George P. Johnston to Charles Baxter, 9 Jan 1894: 'Mr. Stevenson's order. I have been able to procure all the books as per note overleaf. For the Darien incident I think the "Life of W. Paterson" and the "History of Scotland from 1689 to 1748" by Dr. [John] Hill Burton would be very serviceable.' (Beinecke, 5010; McKay, 4, p.1452)John Hill Burton (1809-81), historian. RGS note: Adverts. dated 31 Mar 1853 - possibly suggests book bought by RLS's father, Thomas Stevenson, at the time of publication; the volume is unmarked, however, other than by Safford and Hellman. William Edwin Safford, U.S.N. George Sidney Hellman (1878-1958), author The True Stevenson: a Study in Clarification (1925). See also - Letters from Strathpeffer to John Hill Burton, [Sept 1880] (Letters 3, 718 & 719; pp.98-9. NMB note: from Other evidence of ownership it appears that RLS perhaps had two sets at different times, ie. 1880 & 1894. RLS had asked Baxter, [late Nov or early Dec 1893], for 'some sort of general history of the Darien affair (if there is a decent one, which I misdoubt), it would also be well to have: the one with the most details if possible.' (Letters 8, 2652; p.188). Menikoff 3. nmb5.History - Scotland

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nmbBurton, John Hill.The History of Scotland, from Agricola's Invasion to the Extinction of the last Jacobite Insurrection / John Hill Burton.2nd.Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1873-74.8 v. : 12mo.Safford lot 5.Buffalo, DA760 B97 1873a v. 1-8 (OCLC: 03947934).RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.marked passages and pencil notes. at end Vol. IV: 'Their movements are extravagant with such a pleasant audacity (or fall short of grace by something so sweetly humorous) that we love them all the more because they are perfectly beautiful.'Letter from [Mentone] to his mother, [16 Nov 1873]; I forgot to thank you for Hill Burton yesterday, bien oblige. (Letters 1, 171; p.367). Letters from Strathpeffer to John Hill Burton, [Sept 1880] (Letters 3, 718 & 719; pp.98-9. NMB note: unclear as to which edition of this work the letter refers.John Hill Burton (1809-91), historian. NLS says 9 v. Binding: original brown cloth, gilt on spine, gilt and black ornaments on front cover. Letters from Strathpeffer to John Hill Burton, [Sept 1880] (Letters 3, 718 & 719). Thomas B. Lockwood Collection. Menikoff 3. nmb5.History - Scotland

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nmbBurton, John Hill.Narratives from Criminal Trials in Scotland / John Hill Burton.London : Chapman & Hall, 1852.2 v. : 8vo.Letter from Davos to his father, [early Nov 1881]: You might also look in Arnot's Criminal Trials [q.v.] up in my room, and see what observations he has on the case (Trial of James Stewart of Appin for the murder of Campbell of Glenure: 1752); if he has none, perhaps you could see - Oh yes, see if Burton has it in his two vols of trial stories. I hope he hasn't; but care not; do it over again anyway. / The two named authorities I must see. (Letters 3, 865; p.246).John Hill Burton (1809-91), historian. Details from BL. Menikoff 3. nmb6.Law - Scots - Criminal

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nmbBurton, John.A Genuine and True Journal of the most miraculous Escape of the Young Chevalier: from the Battle of Culloden to his landing in France ... to which is added, a Short Account of what befel the Pr[ince]. in France, and the Manner of taking him Prisoner ... by an Englishman / [John Burton]. London : W. Webb near St. Paul's, 1749.81pp. : small 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 198.Buffalo, PR5499 no.7 (OCLC: 15161454).RLS's Vailima bookplate signed by Isobel Strong; signature of Andrew Lang: 'A. Lang, Marloes Road, London' on fly-leaf, and note by him re text and author; ex-libris Harry Glemby affixed to inside of back cover.pencil note by Andrew Lang: 'I don't think this very trustworthy but bits from the men who skulked with Charles are genuine. (This scored through) This is all right. I expect the "Englishman" is Forbes, quoted so much by Chambers.'Dr. John Burton (1710-71) of York; imprisoned by government for travelling across England to greet Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Title continues: 'taken from the Mouths and Journals of the very Persons, who assisted him therein, partly wrote in London, and partly in Scotland.' Thomas B. Lockwood Collection - his bookplate affixed inside portfolio. Binding: half roan (Anderson); rebound in green cloth with leather spine; cropped (Buff. 1972). In a slip-case. Robert Forbes, q.v.; compiler of The Lyon in Mourning. Robert Chambers, q.v. Harry Glemby, hairnet magnate and art connoiseur. nmb5.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmb, rgsButler, Samuel.Hudibras: in Three Parts. Written in the Time of the Late Wars. Corrected and Amended: with Additions. To which is added, Annotations to the Third Part, with an Exact Index to the Whole, Never before printed / [Samuel Butler].London : Printed for R. Chiswel, J. Tonson, T. Horne, and R. Wellington, 1710.408pp. : port.; copperpl. engrs.; 18mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 199. redstarcafe.privately owned - Edinburgh.RLS's Vailima bookplate signed by Isobel Strong - pasted to front free endpaper; above, inscription: 'Thomas Stevenson / 1837' - in his hand in ink; 'Ex Libris Johannis Addison' in ink both on title and reverso of front free-endpaper; below this last, in ink, in same hand: 'Summa niti Pulchrum'; marginal marks in pencil at 10 places in text (see Longer comments); a pencil note at foot of p.402 referring to the Annotation p.280. l.655: As Barnacles turn Solan Geese / In the Islands of the Orcades.] - 'For an account of this absurdity see Boeces Chronicles of Scotld.'1. pasted on reverse of second free front endpaper, a printed card: 'Your Most Faithfull / Humble Servant / J. Addison' on which '1692-1719' has been penned in ink - below the inscription is printed 'Signature of Joseph Addison'. 2. bookplate: 'Ex Libris G. E. Cook on inside of front board; pencil signature and address, 'Charles E. Cook MD / 2?6 Main St. / Calais, Me.' on second free front endpaper. Title is mentioned in passing by Margaret Moyes Black in Robert Louis Stevenson, Famous Scots Series (1898). Samuel Butler (1612-1680). 'Adorn'd with Cuts. 'Epic satirical poem. Binding: soiled, front cover missing (Anderson); later (c1915?) bound in a brown rexine with 'Hu[dibras] : R. L. [Stevenson]' remaining in gilt on back, but badly broken into several parts and showing traces of original five leather divisions beneath; covers detached. Letter from Davos to Edmund Gosse [31 Oct 1881]: ... 'and "for action quite unfit / Either of exercise or wit." [Hud. 1, 3, 591-2] / in my father's favourite quotation.' (Letters 3, 863; p.244) - suggests that the pencil markings were possibly made by Thomas Stevenson.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbButler, Samuel.The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler, From the Texts of Dr. Grey and Mr. Thyer, with The Life of the Author. By Dr. Johnson / Samuel Butler.London : n.d.2 v. in 1 v. : port., pls.; 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 73.signature of Thomas Stevenson.First published Edinburg [sic] : at the Apollo Press, by the Martins. Anno, 1777; 3 v., pls. port. ; 18mo. Details from NLS - notes: V 3. was also issued as part of Cawthorn's London edition of 1797. Colophons dated: 1777. In: 'The Poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill', Bell's edition, London, printed for John Bell. With engraved collective title pages dated 1777. Each volume has an additional letterpress title page. Binding: calf; broken, 1 cover loose.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbByron, John.Narrative of the Honourable John Byron (Commodore in a late Expedition around the World) containing an Account of the Great Distresses suffered by Himself and his Companions on the Coast of Patagonia, from the Year 1750, till their Arrival in England / John Byron.2nd.London : Printed for S. Baker & G. Leigh, and T. Davies, 1768.257pp. ills. pls; 8vo./21cm.Beinecke, 1994 792.bookplate of Rev. Thomas Ashe; signatures of J. March and Catherine Dashwood; unidentified ms. note on first leaf.Vice-Admiral Hon. John Byron (1723-86). Title continues: 'With a Description of St. Jago de Chili, and the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants. Also a Relation of the Loss of the Wager man of war, one of Admiral Anson's Squadron. Written by Himself.' laid in: clipping of poem 'Song of the Four Marines' by Harold Begbie. 'Foul Weather Jack Byron' mentioned in RLS's The English Admirals (1878); grandfather of Lord Byron, q.v. below. ?Rev, Thomas Ashe (1836-89), Royal Navy chaplain; Cheshire poet; collected edition 1886; contributor Book Of Days. ?John March of Willesley Park, Cambridgeshire and his granddaughter, Catherine Dashwood. nmb4.Travel, Exploration and Description - World

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nmbByron, Lord.Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. A Romaunt / Lord Byron.London : Murray, 1857.311pp. : ill. (58 leaves pls.); 16mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 200.RLS's bookplate.marginal pencillings.The Wrecker, 1892: [Bellairs quotes from Canto the Second, CLXXIX] 'Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll!' (Tus. 12, p.284)George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824), grandson of John Byron, q.v. above. Details from Harvard. Binding: roan, a little worn.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbByron, Lord.The Select Works ... and Life of the Author / Lord Byron.Halifax: Printed and Sold by William Milner, 1840.372pp. : port. (front.) 7 engr. title; 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 74. Brick Row 1.signature of Miss M. Balfour, RLS's mother, on the pictorial title. marginal notes in pen and ink on 4 (Brick Row) or 6 (Anderson) pages commenting on Byron's 'Preface to Cain' by Thomas Stevenson (Anderson) or Rev. Lewis Balfour (Brick Row); Vailima bookplate signed by Isobel Strong on front pastedown.George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824), grandson of John Byron, q.v. above. Details from Brick Row. ?Title continues: Hours of Idleness, English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, Cain, a mystery, with occasional pieces ...' Binding: original blind-stamped brown cloth.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rgsCadogan, Adelaide, Lady.Illustrated Games of Patience / Lady Adelaide Cadogan.London : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1885.Silverado, 1885,0021.RLS's Skerryvore card.Lady Adelaide Georgina (Adela) Cadogan, nee Paget (1820-90), wife of Frederick William Cadogan. Contains the first collection of solitaire card games in English, the subject of 'Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire', 1874; a variation of Rouge et Noir, by Thomas Warfield, is called 'Lady Cadogan'. Miscellaneous - Sports, Games and Pastimes - Cards

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nmb rgsCaesar, Caius Julius.Commentaire sur la guerre des Gaules: avec les reflexions de Napoleon Ier suivis de commentaires sur la guerre civile et de la vie de Cesar ... / Caesar.New.Paris : Garnier Freres, [1867].679pp. (covers, title & pp.1-2 wanting) : 19cm.Beinecke, 2509 / Ip St48 Zz867C.marked passages in both the Latin and French translation throughout; e.g., 1. underlining 'quittaient le champ de battaille' (II.xv, p.78), remarks in margin: 'they did not, liar and fool.'; 2. comparing original and translation of of the opening of III.v, p.92, notes in margin: 'The bald-minded, water-fingered son of a steel pen! What a translation.'; 3. commenting on the Latin text of III.vi, p.94, writes: 'All this Galba episode is splendid by George!'; 4. underlining 'vaste et immense Ocean' (III.ix, p.96), writes: 'Dear Denimaram!' [?]; 5. at foot of same page an undecipherable comment of three words; 6. at foot of p.131 (III.xix) writes: 'Themselves in solitudes and forests hid away. Spens.' Caius Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.). Gallic Wars. Title continues: 'par Suetone; Tr. d'Artaud ... revue par M. Felix Lemaistre; et procedee d'une Etude sur Cesar par M. Charpentier.' Series: Bibliotheque latine francaise; 10. Title from Bib. Nat. Napoleon I, Buonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c69/75-130>). RGS note: The prefatory essay by J.-P. Charpentier, pp. i-xvi, is unopened; likewise pp.239ff, containing sections VI.xlvi and following of the Gallic Wars and the 'Commentaries sur La Guerre Civile'. FHistory - Classical - Rome

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nmbCaine, Thomas The Bondman. A New Saga / Thomas Caine.1st.London : William Heinemann, 1890.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from Sydney to Henry James, [19 Aug 1890]: I wish you would look at it. Here is a man who improves very rapidly. He has read some Victor Hugo; but if I am not in error, he has genius. I am not half way through yet. I have just read a lover's parting between Michael and Greeba, and do you know? it seemed to me all there: the note, sir, the desired note. Read the book, and communicate your views. Hall Caine, by the way, appears to take Hugo's view of History and Chronology. (Later [emphasis], the book doesn't keep up; it gets very wild. / ... (I am fasting from all but sin, coughing, The Bondman, a couple of eggs and a cup of tea. (Letters, 6, 2239; pp.402-3).Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine (1853-1931), successful popular novelist. Details from BL. Letter from Vailima to H. Rider Haggard, [?Jul or Aug 1891]: [after receiving Haggard's Eric Brighteyes (q.v.) It is really strange that I had meant to try my [emphasis] hand at a saga; and first Hall Caine came out with that singular mixture of insanity and real talent The Bondman; ... (Letters 7, 2339; p.145). Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbCalderwood, Mrs.Letters and Journals of Mrs. Calderwood of Polton, from England, Holland and the Low Countries in 1756. Edited by Alexander Fergusson / Mrs. Calderwood.Edinburgh : David Douglas, 1884.386pp. : vign. etch. on title; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 75.Skerryvore bookplate.Margaret Calderwood, nee Steuart (1715-74), diarist and traveller. Lieut.-Col. Alexander Fergusson. Details from BL.Travel, exploration and Description - Europe - Netherlands and Belgium

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nmbCaldwell.Selections from the Family Papers preserved at Caldwell / Caldwell.Glasgow, Maitland Club, 1854.2pt. in 3 : port., facsims.; 4to.Letters from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter: 1. [late Nov or early Dec 1893]: I believe, if you can get the Caldwell Papers, they had better come also; ... 2. [List] 2. Books arrived. Thanks. (Letters 8, 2652 & 2706; pp.189 & 251). For Family of Engineers. Letter from Vailima to John Home Stevenson, [Feb 1894]: And if we get entrance to the Caldwell papers, we should strike a mine. (Letters 8, 2704; p.249).Edited by William Mure of Caldwell (1799-1860), classical scholar. Details from NLS. John Home Stevenson (1855-1939), lawyer and genealogist; member of Speculative Society.History - Scotland - Family

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nmb, rgsCalvin, Jean.Lettres de Jean Calvin ... par Jules Bonnet / Jean Calvin.Paris : C. Meyrueis et compagnie, 1854.2 v. (pp571-600 of V2. wanting) : fold. facsim.; 23cm.Beinecke, 2510 / Ip St48 Zz854C.marked passages.Jean Cauvin/Calvin (1509-64), theologian and leading protestant reformer; Calvinism. Jules Bonnet (1820-92). Title continues: 'recueilles pour la premiere fois et publiees d'apre les manuscrits originaux ...'FHistory - Europe - Reformation

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nmbCambridge, Ada.Unspoken Thoughts / [Ada Cambridge].London : Kegan Paul & Co., 1887.142pp. : 12mo. (sm. 8vo.)Anderson Part 2, Lot 231. Chestnut.presentation copy with inscription on half-title: 'To R. L. Stevenson, Esq. / with grateful thanks for pleasure given / A. F. / Christchurch, N. Z.'; on front pastedown: Vailima bookplate signed by Isobel Strong; another bookplate below that of RLS.Chestnut notes: occasional light pencil scoring in an unknown hand; apparently withdrawn from sale after several years owing to her husband's disaproval of its 'unorthodox' content. Ada Cambridge and RLS both spent time at an artist's camp near Balmoral Beach, Australia. The identity of A. Forbes is unclear. NMB note: Anna Forbes (q.v.), author of 'Insulinde'?Ada Cambridge (1844-1926), first significant female Australian poet and novelist. Details from BL. This hastily suppressed work, expressed religious anxieties, thoughts on the limitations of sexual love and concern for the under-privileged; parts in 'The Hand in the Dark', 1913. Anderson files under 'Forbes, A.'. Binding: orig. cloth with custom-made black cloth dustjacket with gilt lettering to spine reading 'Unspoken Thoughts / A. Forbes' with 'R. L. Stevenson's copy'.Literature - Australian - Novel and Short Story

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nmbCameron, Dr. Archibald.Memoirs of Dr. Archibald Cameron, Brother to the Famous Donald Cameron of Locheil. By Andrew Henderson. / Dr. Archibald Cameron.London : John Swan ... A. Miller ... J. Robinson ..., 1753.46pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 203.Brandeis, Rare DA814.C35 H4 1753.RLS's bookplate (Brandeis - unspecified).Dr. Archibald Cameron ['Dr. Archie'] (1707-53), physician; younger brother of Cameron of Lochiel; executed for part in Jacobite plot. Details from NLS. Binding: Half calf. nmb5.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmb, rgsCameron, John.Highland Story: Comprising Incidents relating to the Massacre of Glencoe, and the Plague in Callart House / John Cameron.2nd.Glasgow : William Gilchrist, Printer, 1876.33pp. : orig. wrappers; 22cm.Beinecke, 1994 708.note on title by W. E. Safford, with his signature, recording purchase from RLS's solicitor, Mr. Gurr; bookplate of Edwin John Beinecke.John Cameron, Bard to the Ossianic Society. Gaelic verse with notes in English. Note by George S. Hellman on inside of wrap-around portion of specially made case. Edwin William Gurr (1836-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. Edwin John Beinecke (b.1887), Fuller Construction and chairman Sperry and Hutchinson; benefactor Yale.History - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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rgsCampbell, J. F.Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Orally Collected with a Translation / J. F. Campbell. Edinburgh : Edmonston & Douglas, 1860-62.4 v. : 8vo.Silverado, 1862.001.note on front endpaper of V 1: 'Austin Strong / Nantucket / This book belonged to / the Vailima library / A.S.'Silverado database declares 'Part of Stevenson's private library collection at Vailima, Samoa.'John Francis Campbell of Islay, 'Iain og Ile', (1822-85) folklorist and linguist; Secretary to Lighthouse Commission and inventor Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder.Literature - Scots - Gaelic - Folktales

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nmbCampbell, John Douglas Sutherland, Duke of Argyll [Marquess of Lorne].Guido and Lita: a Tale of the Riviera [In Verse] / John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Duke of Argyll [Marquess of Lorne].London : Macmillan & Co., 1875.124pp. : 4to.Letters from [Edinburgh] to Frances Sitwell: 1. [Nov 1875]: '... I wrote a review of Lord Lorne for Vanity Fair - a few pages of scurrility that I wrote laughing in an hour or two - and I got - guess! - I got five pounds for it and the price of the book! That was jolly wasn't it? Long live Vanity Fair. (Letters 2, 426, p.168). - 2. [7 Jan 1876]: I wonder if you understand how secret the articles in V.F. are; not that you would have any occasion to speak of them, but in case - (Letters 2, 429; p.170).John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of Lorne (1845-1914); succeded as Duke of Argyll 1900. Narrative poem. Plates? Details from NLS. Reviewed unsigned as 'The Measure of a Marquis' in 'Vanity Fair: ...', 25 Nov 1875, pp.305-6. Swearingen p.22.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbCampbell, John.Travels in South Africa / John Campbell.London : [printed for the author?], 1815.582pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 77.John Campbell, minister of Kingsland Chapel. Undertaken at the request of the Missionary Society. Details from BL. 2nd edition Black, Parry and Co., 1815. Binding: boards; covers loose.Travel, Exploration and Description - Africa - South Africa

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nmbCampbell, Sir John Logan.Poenamo; Sketches of the Early Days of New Zealand. ... / [Sir John Logan Campbell].London : Williams & Norgate, 1881.359pp. : front., map; 8vo./19cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 78.Washington, St.L, DU422.C3 A3.presentation copy with inscription: 'R. L. Stevenson, Esq., with the author's regards - J. L. C.'; RLS's bookplate and also that of W. K. Bixby.Sir John Logan Campbell (1817-1912), earlier settler (1840); later mayor in Auckland. Title continues: 'Romance and Reality of Antipodean Life in the Infancy of a New Colony.' W. K. Bixby.History - New Zealand - Early Settlement

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nmbCarew, Bampfylde-Moore.The Life and Adventures of Bampfylde-Moore Carew, commonly called The King of the Beggars. And a Dictionary of the Cant Language used by The Mendicants / Bampfyle-Moore Carew.Derby : n.d. [c1800?]c250pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 81.Bampfyle-Moore Carew (1693-1759), son of Rev. Theodore Carew, rector of Bickleigh, Devon; described on title page of some editions as 'the Noted Devonshire Stroller and Dogstealer'. First published 1745, probably by Robert Goadby, printer, Sherborne, Dorset, who produced an early edition 1749. Details from BL. Binding: sheep; re-backed. Law - English - Criminal - Biography

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.Past & Present / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1872.268pp. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes; marginal figures and notes in some.Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. Details from BL. A Description of Merthyr, Wales, before and after the Industrial Revolution - a 'Vision of Hell'.History - Britain - Industrial Revolution

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches with elucidations by / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1873.5 v. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes; marginal figures and notes in some.Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England. Details from BL. nmb5.History - England - Commonwealth

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.The French Revolution / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1871.3 v. ( V 2 & 3 only): 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes; marginal figures and notes in some.Letter from [Honolulu] to Edward L. Burlingame, [c2 Apr 1889]: [Lists books wanted] / Also. Carlyle's French Revolution. / [Lists more] (Letters 6, 2153; p.277).Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. Details from BL. 2 copies of V. 2 in this Anderson lot of 31 v. Passage termed 'Varennes' in Letters 5, 1526; p.185 planned for inclusion in RLS and W. E. Henley compilation, Masterpieces of Prose Literature in 1886.-Mehew note: Presumably Part II, Book IV of Carlyle's French Revolution. nmb5.History - France - 18th Century

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.History of Friedrich II of Prussia: called Frederick the Great / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1872-73.8 v. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes; marginal figures and notes in some.Essay: 'El Dorado' (1878): A young fellow recently finished the works of Thomas Carlyle, winding up, if we remember aright, with the ten note-books of Frederick the Great. "What!" cried the young fellow in consternation, "is there no more Carlyle? Am I left to the daily papers?" (Tus.25, p.83)Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)., essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. Details from BL. Part of a lot of 31 v. nmb5.History - Prussia

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.Reminiscences of / Thomas Carlyle. London : Longmans & Co., 1881.2 v. : 8vo.Letters from [Davos]: 1. to Sidney Colvin, c12 Mar 1881]: You are right about that adorable book; F[anny]. and I are in a world, not ours; but pardon me, as far as sending on goes, we take another view; the first vol. a la bonne heure! but not - never - the second. Two hours of hysterics can be no good matter for a sick nurse; and the strange, hard, old being in so lamentable and yet human a desolation - crying out like a burnt child, and yet always wisely and beautifully - how can that end, as a piece of reading, even to the strong - but on the brink of the most cruel kind of weeping? I observe, the old man's style is stronger on me than ever it was - and by rights too, since I have just laid down his most attaching book. God rest the baith o' them! But even if they do not meet again, how we should be strengthened to be kind; and not only in act - in speech also - that so much more important part. See what this apostle of silence most regrets - not speaking out his heart.; 2. to his mother, [4 Apr 1881]: I think you are not far wrong about Carlyle. Yet what a wonderfully poignant book it is! It carried me off my feet entirely. (Letters 3, 779 & 786; pp.162 &168).Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian. Edited by James Anthony Froude (1818-94). Details from BL. Mehew notes: Just published, a few weeks after Carlyle's death. The second vol. contains Carlyle's memoir of his wife, the publication of which caused controversy. I assume Colvin had asked RLS to send the book on to Mrs. Sitwell. NMB note: Froude made numerous changes to the ms. which he had in hand from 1871; an 'accurate edition', commissioned from Charles Eliot Norton by Carlyle's niece, Mary Aitken Carlyle, was published in 1887.Literature - English - Biography and Memoir

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.Latter-day Pamphlets edited by / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1872.229pp. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes; marginal figures and notes in some.Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. Details from BL. Anderson has 'After-Day'. Part of a lot of 31 v.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1872/3.235pp. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes; marginal figures and notes in some.Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. 2 copies in this Anderson lot of 31 v. Details from Harvard. For proposed 1868 essay on Carlyle see Swearingen, p5.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History / Thomas Carlyle.unspecified.Letters to his mother: 1. from Leven, [19 Jul 1868]: "If I am to write the essay, I require Carlyle's Heroes and Hero Worship and that shortly. Can you send it to me.'; 2. from Anstruther, [23 Jul 1868]: 'I got Carlyle and am duly obliged.' (Letters 1, 47 & 48; pp.133 & 135).Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. 2 copies in this Anderson lot of 31 v. Details from Harvard. For proposed 1868 essay on Carlyle see Swearingen, p5.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1872.7 v. (lacking V 4.) : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes; marginal figures and notes in some.Letter from [Edinburgh] to Frances Sitwell, [4 Oct 1875]: The best trumpet that I can suggest is to read Thomas Carlyle's Essay on Burns [? V 2.]. Sick as I am of reading anything in which so much as Burns's name appears, I was really electrified ... by this. It is full of very fine criticism, expressed here and there in rather an old-fashioned academical style, full of beautiful humanity - see the noble passage about Burns having refused money for his songs - and full of wonderful wisdom. The whole conclusion is indeed admirable; as where he says that all fame, riches, fortune of all sorts is to true peaceno more than 'mounting to the house top to reach the stars', ... / I subscribe to that essay. My own ['Some Aspects ...'] is quite unnecessary. Do read it; it will do you good; it would do the dead good. (Letters 2, 420; pp.161-2).Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. Details from BL. See Longer comments. Swearingen pp.41-2. nmb5.Literature - English - Essay - Criticism

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.Sartor Resartus; the Life and Opinions of Herr. Teufelsdrockh [in 3 books] / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1872?228pp. : front. (port.); 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes; marginal figures and notes in some.Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. 2 copies in this Anderson lot of 31 v. Details from Lib. Cong. nmb5.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.The Life of John Sterling / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1871.248pp. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.Beinecke, 1987 533.RLS's name written in an unidentified hand.Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. John Sterling (1806-44). writer. First published 1851 after Carlyle's dissatisfaction at Julius Charles Hare : Essays and Tales, by John Sterling collected and edited, with a memoir of his life, 2 v., 1848. 2 copies in this Anderson lot of 31 v.Literature - English -Biography

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.The Life of John Sterling / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1871.248pp. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes; marginal figures and notes in some.Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian. John Sterling (1806-44). writer; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. Details from BL. First published 1851 after Carlyle's dissatisfaction at Julius Charles Hare : Essays and Tales, by John Sterling collected and edited, with a memoir of his life, 2 v., 1848. 2 copies in this Anderson lot of 31 v.Literature - English -Biography

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.The Life of Friedrich Schiller: comprehending an examination of his Works / Thomas Carlyle.London : Chapman & Hall, 1873.337pp. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 204.RLS's visiting card.RLS's signature in one of this lot of Carlyle volumes: marginal figures and notes in some.Thomas Carlyle (1799-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), poet, philosopher, historian and dramatist; friend of Goethe. Details from Lib. Cong. nmb5.Literature - German - Biography - Criticism

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nmbCarlyle, Thomas.Essays' / Thomas Carlyle.unknown.Letter from Leven to his mother, [19 Jul 1868]: Have the Essays been sent away? (Letters 1, 47, p.134)Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), essayist and historian; 'The Sage of Chelsea'.Literature - English - Essays and Belles Lettres

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nmbCarstares, William.State-Papers and Letters addressed to William Carstares,: Confidential Secretary to K. William during the whole of his Reign; ... / [William Carstares]Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London; and John Balfour, Edinburgh, M,DCC,LXXIV [1774].800pp. : 4to./28cm.Johnston.Letters from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter: 1. [late Nov or early Dec 1893]: But the Second Volume [of Heathercat] is to be called (I believe) Darien, and for that I want, I fear, a good deal of truck:- Darien Papers / Carstares Papers / Marchmont Papers / Jerviswoode Correspondence [all q.v.] / I hope may do me; ... 2. [c26 Feb 1894]: [List] 2. Books arrived. Thanks. (Letters 8, 2652 & 2706;p p.188 & 251). Letter from george P. Johnston to Charles Baxter, 9 Jan 1894: 'Mr. Stevenson's order. I have been able to procure all the books as per note overleaf. (Beinecke, 5010; McKay, 4, p.1452)William Carstares (1649-1715). Title continues: 'afterwards Principal of the University of Edinburgh. Relating to the Public Affairs in Great-Britain, but more particularly in Scotland, during the Reigns of K. William and Q. Anne. To which is prefixed the Life of Mr Carstares. Published from the Originals, by Joseph McCormick, D.D. Minister at Prestonpans.' Joseph McCormick 1733-99). Letters from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter: 1. [late Nov or early Dec 1893]: But the Second Volume [of Heathercat] is to be called (I believe) Darien, and for that I want, I fear, a good deal of truck:- Darien Papers / Carstares Papers / Marchmont Papers / Jerviswoode Correspondence [all q.v.] / I hope may do me; ... 2. [c26 Feb 1894]: [List] 2. Books arrived. Thanks. (Letters 8, 2652 & 2706;p p.188 & 251).History - Scotland - Political

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nmbCassander, George.Hymni ecclesiastici, praesertim qui Ambrosiani dicuntur: multis in locis recogniti, & multorum hymnorum accessione locupletati: cum scholijs, opportunis in locis adiectis, & hymnorum indice Georgi Cassandri. Beda De metrorum generibus, ex primo libr De metrica / George Cassander.Coloniae [Cologne] : [Johannes Quentel?], 1556.349[365]pp. (irreg. pag.) : 8vo./17cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 263.Oregon, SCA Burgess, BV468 .H88 1556.From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima (Oregon).numerous notes in a contemporary hand (Anderson).MOVE to BIBLE, etc?George Cassander (1513-66), Flemish humanist and theologian; in Koln from c1549; concerned to reunite Catholic and Protestant Churches. Work first published 1556, the first of a series of Liturgical works, followed by the 'Liturgica de ritu et ordine Dominicae coenae celebrandae', 1558; both on Catholic Index. Collected Works published 1616. Venerable (Saint) Bede (673-735), De arte metrica. Book 1. Selections. Binding: contemporary German in stamped pigskin; rubbed. NMB note: unable to find exact same for 1556, but see World Cat., etc. for details of similar editions. Edward Burgess Collection.
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nmbCastellio(n), Sebastianus.[Oracula Sibyllina. Latin & Greek] Sibylliakon chremon logoi okto. = Sibyllinorum Oraculorum libri VIII. Addita Sebastiani Castalionis interpretatione Latina, quae Graeco erigione respondeat. Cum annotationibus Xysti Betuleij in Graeca Sibyllina oracula, & Sebastiani Castalionis in translationem suam: quae annotationes numeris marginalibus signantur. Quae praeterea huic editioni ultra priorem accesserint, diligens lector ex praefationibus & collatione facile deprehendet / Sebastianus Castellio(n).Basileae : per Joannem Oporoninum., 1555.333pp. : woodcut initials; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 485.Oregon, SCA Burgess, PA4253 .O83 1555.signature of Thomas Stevenson; notes in an old hand (Anderson); RLS's signature and bookplate (Oregon).Sebastianus Castellio(n)/Sebastien Chatillon (1515-63), humanist, reformer; lived with Calvin at Strasburg 1540; went with him to Geneva, but settled in Basel 1544; Professor of Greek Lit. 1552; pub. Latin transl. Bible 1551. Famous collection of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic poems in 8 books. First separate edition with both the original Greek text and a Latin translation. Notes taken from on-line sale details of similar copy offered ILAB / LILA (La Ligue Internationale de la Librairie Ancienne) by Antiquariaat Forum BV (Netherlands), May 2008. Both texts, the original Greek and the Latin translation, were first published together in March 1555 by Henri Petri, also of Basel, as part of a large collection of theological texts: Orthodoxographa, theologiae sacrosanctae ac synceriores fedei doctores numero LXXVI ... - less than half a year before that of Joannes Oporinus (1507-68) with Castellio's corrected Greek text, following the suggestions of Marcus Antonius Antimachus/Marcantonio Antimaco (c1473-1552), and his Latin translation printed on facing pages, with the addition of several other interesting texts: the judgements on the Sibylline oracles of Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea (c263-339) and St. Augustine (q.v.), the letter to reader and annotations to the Greek text by the humanist Sixt(us) Birck/Xystus Betuleius of Augsburg (1500-54) and Castellio, and the Song by Moses from Exodus 32. Lactantius (c240-c320). Copies in BL and Yale. Binding: contemporary vellum. Edward Burgess Collection.Gk & LReligion - Judaism and Christianity

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nmb, rgsCayet, Pierre Victor Palma.Le quatriesme recueil, contenant l'histoire de choses plus memorables avenues sous la Ligue, depuis la mort du roy Henri III au mois d'aoust 1589 ... / Pierre Victor Palma Cayet.[Geneve?] : Imprime l'an de nostre Salut, 1595.776pp. : 8vo./17cm.Beinecke, 1994 867.Pierre Victor Cayet, Seigneur de la Palme (1525-1610), Prof. Hebrew at College of Navarre, Paris. Title continues: 'iusques au deuxiesme voyage du duc de Parma pour assuettir la France au roy d'Espagne.' Running title: 'Memoires de la Ligue.' A total of 6 'Recueils' were published. Cf. NUC pre-1956. BN. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Sainte Ligue (1576-1593). France History Wars of the Huguenots, 1562-98 Sources. nmb8.FHistory - France - 16th Century

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rgsCentlivre, Susannah, Mrs.The Busy Body: A Comedy / Mrs. Susannah Centlivre.London : T. Lowndes, T. Caslon, W, Nicoll, S. Bladon, 1782.71pp. : 1 pl. ; 17cm.Silverado, 1782.0001.part of Stevenson's personal library collection at Samoa'.Mrs. Susannah Centlivre ('Carroll'), nee Freeman, (c1667/70-1723), poet and actress; the 'second woman' of the English stage after Apra Benn. Title continues: 'As it is now acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden.' Sequel: 'Mar-plot' (1711).Literature - English - Comedy and Drama

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rgs, nmbChalmers, James.Work and Adventure in New Guinea, 1877 to 1885 / James Chalmers.[London] : Religious Tract Society, 1885.342pp.: ill.(front., ports., fold. map); 20cm. Silverado, 1885.0019.inscription: 'GB' [Graham Balfour?].Letter from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin, [24] Dec 1890: ... I wish you to get Pioneering in New Guinea, by J. Chalmers. It's a missionary book, and has less pretensions to be literature than Spurgeon's sermons. Yet I think even through that you will see some of the traits of the hero who wrote it; a man who took me fairly by storm; for the most attractive, brave, and interesting man in the whole Pacific. He is away now to go up the Fly River: a desperate venture, it is thought; he is quite a Livingstone card.Rev. James Chalmers - 'Tamate' - (1841-1901), Scots missionary of Port Moresby. Contributor: William Wyatt Gill. Engravings by Edward Whymper from photographs taken by Lindt of Melbourne. Mehew note: Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92), the popular Baptist preacher, was famous for his sermons, thousands of which were published. NMB note: RLS is recommending the book to Colvin rather than seeking a copy.Travel, Exploration and Description - Asia - New Guinea

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nmbChambers, Robert.The Threiplands of Fingask; a Family Memoir; written in 1853 / Robert Chambers.Edinburgh : W. & R. Chambers, 1860.128pp. : ill., pls; 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 699.William Chambers of Glemormiston (1800-83), publisher and Lord Provost of Edinburgh; brother and business partner of Robert Chambers (1802-71), writer and publisher.History - Scotland - Family

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nmb, rgsChambers, W & R.Lighthouses [Chambers Repository] / [W. & R. Chambers].[Edinburgh : W. & R. Chambers, 1852?]. 31pp. : ill.; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 702.William Chambers of Glenormiston (1800-83), publisher and Lord Provost of Edinburgh; brother and business partner of Robert Chambers (1802-71), writer and pubnlisher. Chambers Repository of Instructive and Amusing Tracts, vol. 3, no.17.Science - Engineering - Civil - Lighthouse Construction

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nmbChampneys, Basil.A Quiet Corner of England: Studies of Landscape and Architecture in Winchelsea, Rye, and the Romney Marsh ... With ... illustrations by Alfred Dawson / Basil Champneys.London : Seeley, Jackson and Halliday, 1875, [1874].64pp. : 4to.Letters from [Edinburgh] to Frances Sitwell: 1. [8 Nov 1874]: ... stayed at home and wrote on B.C. - a very bad article - still it's done and so that's all right. (Letters 2, 331; p.79). - 2. [26 Dec 1874]: Colvin's article on B.C. [untraced by Mehew] was so much better than I had expected; he had the courage (which I lacked) to find fault; if I had dared to do so, I might have praised much more. He is very wise [emphasis], but I think he went too far in admitting that the sensations given us by the Alps were in themselves, greater than those given by the Romney Marsh. I don't think so. [Expands] (Letters 2, 345; p.95).Basil Champneys (1842-1935), 'Queen Anne' style architect; member of Savile and Atheneum Clubs; oldest and closest friend of Sidney Colvin; RLS visited him at Harrow Cottage, Hampstead, c1 Jul 1874 (Letters 2, 289; p.27) and stayed with him there, for a week or so, in early Oct 1874 (Letters 2, 317; p.57). Details from BL. His Memoirs and Correspondence, 1900. Reviewed in The Academy, 5 Dec 1874, pp.602-3. Beinecke ms. 6088, 6pp. - 'Art Criticism / It must be studied on its own side ...' Tusitala 28. Swearingen p.17. Art - Architecture - England - Sussex

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nmb, rgs, rdChampollion-Figeac, Aime.Louis et Charles, ducs d'Orleans: leur influence sur les arts, la litterature et l'esprit de leur siecle ... 1re et 2e parties / Aime Champollion-Figeac.Paris : Compton des Imprimeurs-unie, 1844.416pp. : 22cm.Beinecke, 2512 / Ip St48 Zz844C.notes (but the only one found - RD 2012 - was on p. 360 saying that the author wrongly quotes a verse as the first in a rondeau when it was not); marked passages (including a passage used in 'Forest Notes' and in almost all the cited passages in 'Charles of Orleans'; some of the page references in the latter essay contain errors). Essay: 1. 'Charles of Orleans', 1876, in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882 (Tus. 27): footnote refs. to chaps. 5&6, and pp. 193-8, 209, 279-82, 348, 361, 364, 368, 377, 381, 383-7; also that 'M. Champollion-Figeac gives many [examples of Charles' rondels in English] in his editions of Charles's works, most (as I should think) of very doubtful authenticity, or worse.'; 2. 'Forest Notes', 1876, col in Essays of Travel, 1905 (Tus. 30): quoted in footnote, p.119. Aime Louis Champollion-Figeac (1813-94), historian, librarian and pupil/professor Ecole des Charles; nephew and biographer of Jean Francois Champollion, translator of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphs 1822. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Louis, Duc d'Orleans (1372-1407) and Charles d'Orleans (1394-1465).FLiterature - French - 15th Century

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nmb, rgsChartier, Jean, and Vallet de Viriville, Auguste. Chronique de Charles VII roi de France ... Revue sur les manuscrits. Suivi de divers fragmens inedits puliee avec notes, notices et eclairissemens par [Auguste] Vallet de Viriville / Jean Chartier and Auguste Vallet de Viriville.New.Paris : P. Jannet, 1858.3 v. : 17cm,Beinecke, 1994 439 2 (V 2 only). Silverado, 1858.0002 (V ?)RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.Jean Chartier (1500?-80), engraver, born Orleans. August Vallet de Viriville, q.v.FLiterature - French -15th Century

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nmb, rgsChasles, Philarete.Etudes sur le seizieme siecle en France. Precedes d'une histoire de la litterature et de le Ligue Francaise de 1470 a'1610 / Philarete Chasles.Paris : Amyot, [1848].432pp. : 18cm.Beinecke, 2514 / Ip St48 Zz848C.marked passages.Letter from [Mentone] to Sidney Colvin [14 Jan 1874]: I have ordered D'Aubigne's Memoirs [q.v.] and bought a book by Philarete Chasles on the XVIth century in France and Augustin Thierry's Histoire du Tiers Etat [q.v.] to see what he makes of the Ligue. (Letters 1. 209; p.437). Philarete Euphemon Chasles (1798-1873), man of letters, specialist in English literature; librarian of the Bibliotheque Mazarine and Professor of the College of France; co-author Contes bruns with Balzac. Contents: histoire de la litterature et de la langue francaises pendant le XVIE siecle.-Essai sur la vie de J.-A. de Thou.-Revolution religieuse. Luther. Calvin.-L'astrologue Nostradamus.-Brantome. Pepys. Suetone.-Variations de la langue francaise depuis le XVIe siecle. FHistory - France - 16th Century

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nmbChateaubriand, Francois-Rene de.Rene / Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand.unknown.? : ?Letter from Edinburgh to Elizabeth Crosby, Jul 1873: Any one has always the crew of the blue devils at his right hand, with MM. Werther, Obermann, Rene and company ready to sicken him with insipid condolences. Essay: '[Gospel according to] Walt Whitman', 1878 in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882: This literature of woe ... this Maladie de Rene [emphasis] ... is in many ways a most humiliating and sickly phenomenon.Francois-Rene, vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768-1848), politician, diplomat and romantic novelist; considered founder of the genre in French literature. First published Paris, 1802. nmb8.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rdChaucer, Geoffrey.Poetical Works ... Edited with a Memoir by Robert Bell / Geoffrey Chaucer.. London : Charles Griffin, n.d.5 v. of ?8 v. (V. 1-3, 5 & 6 only) ; 12mo.Safford lot 6. Meacham (V. 4, Canterbury Tales, only)?Buffalo, PR5499 no. 9 v.1-v.5 (OCLC: 07254526)RLS's visiting cards, with Savile Club and Skerryvore addresses, pasted on inside front cover of each volume.marginal notes comprising about 25 words; marked passages.Geoffrey Chaucer (c1343-1400?), poet and philosopher; so-called 'father of English literature'. Binding: original brown cloth, varnished; in a red cloth slip-case; two-fold portfolio with bookplate of Thomas B. Lockwood [Collection] affixed to inside cover.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsChavette, Eugene.Defunt brichet / Eugene Chavette.2nd.Paris : E. Dentu, 1874.2 v. : orig. wrappers (front V 1 only); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 500.Pseud. of Eugene Vachette (1827-1902), humorist and writer of satirical romances, scenes about the manners of Parisians, and other theatrical pieces; working for 'Figaro', 'Tintamarre' and 'L'evenement'. Contents: V. 1. Le drame du carrefour; V. 2. L'idee de M. de Vivonne. FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nm,b rgsChavette, Eugene.Le remouler episode du temps de la terreur et du directoire / Eugene Chavette.Paris : E. Dentu, 1873.2 v. (V 1 only) : wrappers (front only); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 551.Pseud. of Eugene Vachette (1827-1902), humorist and writer of satirical romances, scenes about the manners of Parisians, and other theatrical pieces; working for 'Figaro', 'Tintamarre' and L'evenement'. V 1. La maison Surcot; V 2. 'La tresor, de la Bubarry'. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): France History Revolution, 1789-99 Fiction.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsChavette, Eugene.Reveillez Sophie [exclmark] / Eugene Chavette.4th.Paris : C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, [1882?].2 v. (V 2 only) : wrappers (front V 2 only - mutilated) ; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 552.Pseud. of Eugene Vachette (1827-1902), humorist and writer of satirical romances, scenes about the manners of Parisians, and other theatrical pieces; working for 'Figaro', 'Tintamarre' and L'evenement'. Contents: V 1. La veuve Rossignol; V 2. La Cleopatre. at head front wrapper V 2.: Quatrieme [edition?].FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmbChavette, Eugene.Un notaire en fuite / Eugene Chavette.Paris : E. Dentu, 1881.2 v. : 18mo.?copy sent to Miss Annie Aitchison, Carson City, Nevada.Letter from Zurich to W. E. Henley, [?22 Dec 1881]: I sent you yesterday Chavette's last: a perfect chef-d'oeuvre of dry construction. The relations of the notaire and the beau-pere seem to me most creamy. It is a typical book. I shall ask you when done with it to send it on to Miss Annie Atchison, Carson City, Nev. U.S.A. (Letters 3, 891; p.268).Pseud. of Eugene Vachette (1827-1902), humorist and writer of romances, scenes about the manners of Parisians, and other theatrical pieces; working for 'Figaro', 'Tintamarre' and 'L'evenement'. Comprend: I. Amoureux par telescope : II. La creme des beaux-peres. Details from Bib. Nat.- copy is 2nd ed. 1881. Mehew note: Perhaps someone Fanny met when she was living in Nevada in the 1860's. In a letter of 25 Nov 1883, Lloyd asked his mother whether she had had a letter from her (Ms. Silverado). NMB note: U.S. 1880 Census, Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada - Annie Atchison - 38 - born NY <1842> - adjuster, U.S. Mint - ?boarder in home of William A. Hawthorne, 56, born PA, policeman, and family.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nm,b rgsCherbulliez, Victor.Discours de reception de M. V. Cherbulliez. Response de M. Ernest Renan / Victor Cherbulliez.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1882.69pp. : orig. wrappers; 23cm.Beinecke, 1994 622.Victor Cherbulliez (1829-99), member of the French Academy and political chronicler for 'La Revue des deux Mondes' under pseud. 'G. Valbert'. At head of title: Seance de l'Academie Francaise du 25 Mai 1882.FLiterature - French - Criticism

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nmb, rgsCherrier, Claude de.Histoire de Charles VIII, roi de France; d'apres des documents diplomatiques, inedits ou nouvellement publies ... / Claude de Cherrier. 2nd.Paris : Didier et Cie, 1870.2 v. : 18cm.Beinecke, 2515 / Ip St48 Zz870C.marked passages.Claude Joseph de Cherrier (1785-1872), member of the Institute of France. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Charles VIII, King of France 1470-98. RGS notes: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris has the first edition: Histoire de Charles VIII, roi de France d'apres de documents diplomatiques inedits ou nouvellement publies [Texte imprime] / par C. de Cherrier ... Paris : Didier, 1868, 2 vol. (VIII-492, 502 pp.) ; 22 cm. Beinecke Catalogue says that RLS copy is V 1 only; this entry is probably correct that both vols. are present, with the 2nd possibly unmarked. nmb8. FHistory - France - 15th Century

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nmb, rgsChesson, Nora.Ballads in Prose /Nora Chesson.London : John Lane ; Boston : Roberts Brothers, 1894.186pp. : 4to./21cm.Safford lot 31.Beinecke, 1994 435.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate; inscription by Lieut. Safford re purchase from E. W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson; bookplate of Edwin John Beinecke.Safford: notes in RLS's hand.Nora Chesson, formerly Hopper, (1871-1906), poet; wife of Wilfrid Hugh Chesson; Yellow Book contributor. Beineke: unidentified ms. notes on half-title and title. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. Edwin John Beinecke (b.1887), Fuller Construction and chairman Sperry and Hutchison; benefactor of Yale.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbChiu-Shin.Chiushingura: or, the Loyal League. A Japanese Romance translated by Frederick V. Dickins, etc. / Chiu-Shin.New.London : Allen & Co., 1880.202pp. : pls.; 8vo.Letters to W.E. Henley: 1. from Stobo, [?4 Jul 1882]: As soon as I get Quantin I will sit down and do it; square off: s'help me Moses; ... (Letters 3, 969; p.338); 2. from [Kingussie], [c20 Aug 1882]: Hating you with a perfect hatred, I sit down to write your vomitable Ronins. I am, dear Sir, your deadly foe / John Brine Thistlethwaite J.P.; 3. from [Kingussie, early Set 1882]: Nothing will move me on the books; [Grant] Allen will send you a copy; as for Quantin, your proofs were excellent; you want no more. And anyway I hold on. (Mehew note: Henley had lent RLS the two Japanese books and wanted them back to check his own review.); 4. from [Marseilles], [Oct 1882]: [Refers to a review in Oct 1882 Magazine of Art] Monkhouse was a little feeble or so, like my Ronyins. (Letters 3, 969 & 980; pp.338, 347 & 351. / 4, 1001; p.12).Frederick Victor Dickins (1838-1915), surgeon, barrister and orientalist and administrator at London University. With a translation of the Battle of Takasago. Details from BL. First published New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1876 ; 213pp. : obl. 8vo. / sm. obl. folio with 30 blue printed wood blocks and decorative boards - text in English and Japanese. Reviewed by RLS as 'Byways of Book Illustration - Two Japanese Romances (with Shunsui Tamenaga / Bernard-Henri Gausseron, trans. : 'Les Fideles Ronins ; Paris : A Quantin, 1882 [q.v.]) in The Magazine of Art, 5, n.s. part 25, Nov 1882, p.8-15. Tusitala 28. Swearingen p.77. Subject: Chushingura: the fictional account of the revenge by the Forty-seven Ronin of the death of their master, Asano Naganori; one of the best known stories in Japan.Literature - Japanese - Novel and Short Story

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nmbChristina, Leonora.Memoirs of Leonora Christina, Daughter of Christian IV of Denmark. Written during her Imprisonment in the Blue Tower at Copenhagen, 1663-1685. Translated [from the German] by F. E. Bunnett / Leonora Christina.London : Henry S. King and Co., 1872.330pp. : front. (port.), pl.; 8vo./23cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 84.RLS's bookplate.Eleonora Christina, Countess Ulfeldt (1621-98), daughter of Christian IV of Denmark and wife of Count Corfitz Ulfeldt, Steward of the Realm. Fanny Elizabeth Bunnett. German? title: Jammersminde (lit. 'A Memory of Lament') first published 1869. Preface by Count Johann von Waldstein Wartenburg. Story memorialised by Kristian Zahrtmann (1843-1917) in series of 18 large paintings, first shown in 1871, and included in edition of 1890. Details from Harvard - notes: 'The Translation which had been made from M. Zeigler's German, [h]as been carefully compared with the Danish original.' - - Pref. Authors: Waldstein-Wartenburg, Johann Nepomuk, graf von, 1809-1875; Bunnett, Fanny Elizabeth, 1832/3-1875, tr.History - Denmark

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nmb, rdChurch of Scotland.The Booke of the Universall Kirk of Scotland: wherein the headis and conclusionis devysit be the ministers and commissionaris of the particular kirks thereof, are especially expressed and contained; ed. by Alexander Peterkin / Church of Scotland. Edinburgh, [etc., etc.] : The Edinburgh printing and Pub. Co.; William Blackwood and Sons, 1839.619 pp.: 23cm.Buffalo, PR5499 no.10 (OCLC: 04730976)RLS's bookplate inside front cover.Alexander Peterkin (1780-1846). Binding 3/4 calf. In a slip-case. NLS notes: Covers years 1560-1602, with Rescinded acts of Assembly from 1606-1616. Different edition published under the title: Acts and Proceedings of the General Assemblies of the Kirk of Scotland, from the year MDLX [1560]: collected from the most authentic manuscripts. Edinburgh : [Maitland Club], 1839-45 ; 3 v., 27cm. (Maitland Club publications, no. 49). Binding: marbled paper over boards, with leather back - in slipcase. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection - his bookplate inside cover.Religion - Christianity - Church of Scotland

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nmb, rgsChurch, Alfred John.Stories from Homer ... / Alfred John Church.New York : Harper & Brothers, 1878.275pp. : ills.; 16.1cm.Beinecke, 7904.presentation copy with inscription on verso of half-title by RLS: 'Austin Strong Esq / from the Professor / of History, and all / the good the said / Austin has received / from his course of lectures. / R. L. Stevenson / Prof. Hist: / Univ: Vailima / Sept 7th 1892.'Rev. Alfred John Church (1829-1912). Title continues: 'with 24 illustrations from Flaxman's Designs.' John Flaxman (1755-1826), sculptor and draughtsman.Literature - Classical - Greek

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nmb, rgsChurchill, William.A Princess of Fiji / William Churchill.New York : [c1892].351pp. : wrappers; 12mo./19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 206. presentation copy with inscription: 'Ki Tusitala, Robert Louis Stevenson, master of the craft, with the best wishes of the Author, Will'm Churchill.'William Churchill (1859-1920), editor Brooklyn Daily Times, 1891; later USA Consul General to Samoa and Associate in Primitive Physiology at Carnegie Institution, Washington D.C. Details from Lib. Cong. - Subject: Fiji - fiction. Anderson note: nail-hole through first 20pp.History - Polynesia - Fiji

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rgs, nmbChurchward, W. B.Blackbirding' in the South Pacific, or, The First White Man on the Beach / W. B. Churchward.1st.London : Swann Sonnenschein, 1888.225pp. : ill.; 22cm.Silverado, 1888.0015.William Brown Churchward (1844-1922), British consul in Apia, Samoa, and Deputy Commissioner for Western Pacific from 1882-c7; published 'My Consulate in Samoa' (1887). Reminiscences, noted down and embellished by the author, of John King Bruce, a native Samoan, the first 'white man', i.e. British subject, in the group [islands?].Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgs.Cicero, Marcus Tullius.M. Tullii Ciceronis Cato Major sive de Senectute, Laelius sive de Amicitia, et Epistolae Selectae. 'Recensuit G. Long' / Cicero.Cantabrigiae, Deighton : Bell et soc. ; Londini : Whitaker et soc., Bell et Daldy, M.DCCC.LX [1860].112pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 85. Hellman.Beinecke, 2516 / Ip St48 Zz860C.RLS's bookplate mounted inside upper cover.unmarked except for single marginal pencil note on p.15: words 'frequentis poculis' underlined with translation 'frequent drums'. Letter from [Saranac] to Charles Scribner, [early Oct 1887]: And if you would purchase for me: [Lists] ... 2. Cicero's Epistles (with good notes). ... (Letters 6, 1893; p.20). Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.). George Long (1800-79). Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Texts.LLiterature - Classical - Latin - Essay

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nmb, rgsCicero, Marcus Tullius.M. Tullii Ciceronis De Oratore Libri Tres. 'Recognovit Rheinholdus Klotz' / Cicero.Lipsiae : Sumptibus et typis B. G. Teubneri, 1868.198pp. : 17cm. (varnished)Beinecke, 2517 / Ip St48 Zz868C.pasted in: white paper label with blue border signed in ink by RLS's tutor, 'Archd. Bisset'.a few notes - RGS note: These and translations may be by Bisset rather than RLS.Bisset: 'He did no preparatory work; but this did not hinder progress while he was reading Cicero's De Oratore (one of the books prescribed), for the Latin is very simple, and he could translate it at sight with wonderful facility.' Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Rheinhold Klotz 1807-70. Interleaved copy, with annotations in text and inserted leaves.LLiterature - Classical - Latin - Essay

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rgsCicero, Marcus Tullius.Cicero's Tusculan Disputations. With English Notes Critical and Explanatory by Charles Anthon / Marcus Tullius Cicero.New York : Harper & Brothers, 1860.398pp. : front.; ?cm.Silverado, 1860.0003.Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.). Charles Anthon (1797-1867), classical scholar and teacher who was a prolific writer and commentator and friend of Edgar Allan Poe.Literature - Latin

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nmb, rgsClement, Pierre.Jacques Couer et Charles VII l'administration, les Finances, l'industrie, le commerce, les lettres et les arts au XVe siecle: ... / Pierre Clement.New.Paris : Didier et Cie, 1873.346pp. : 19cm.Beinecke, 2518 / Ip St48 Zz873C..marked passages.Pierre Clement (1809-70), historian. Title continues: 'Etude historique precedede d'une notice our la valeur des anciennes monnaies francaises ... Ouvrage couronne par l'Academie Francaise.' Revue et corrigee. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Jacques Couer (d.1456); Charles VII, King of France (1403-1461). nmb8.FHistory - France - 15th Century

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nmb, rlaClifford, William Kingdon.The Common Sense of the Exact Sciences / William Kingdon Clifford.2nd.London : Kegan Paul and Trench , 1885.271pp. : figures, diagrs.; 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 703.William Kingdon Clifford (1845-79). International Scientific Series, 51; with 100 figures. RGS note: After Clifford's death the work was entrusted to Richard Charles Rowe (1853-84) and finally completed by Karl Pearson (1857-1936); q.v. Preface. Stevenson refers to him in "Memoirs of Himself" as a proponent of "noisy atheism". "[...] my great social success of the period [..] was gained by outdoing poor Clifford in a contest of schoolboy blasphemy" (Tusitala 29, 166, 67)Science - Exact Science - Philosophical

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nmb, rgsClyde, James.Greek Syntax: with a Rationale of the Constructions ... / James Clyde.3rd.Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1865.221pp. : 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 704.James Clyde. 'Prefatory Notice by John Stuart Blackie.' (1809-95 Prof. Greek at Edinburgh 1852). Book-ticket: Seton & Mackenzie. Booksellers & Stationers ... Probably used in College days. The 'Personal Reminiscences of the University Life of RLS' by Rev. Archibald Bisset, who tutored him in classics for the bar, are given in Masson : I Can Remember ... (1922) Language - Greek - Syntax

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nmbCobbett, William.Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, ..., 1821-32, with economical and political observations relative to matters applicable to, and illustrated by, the state of these counties respectively / William Cobbett.New.London : A. Cobbett, 1853.679pp. : port.; 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 87.RLS's visiting card.marginal pencillings.William Cobbett, M.P. A New edition, with notes, by James Paul Cobbett. Details from BL.Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - England

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nmbCoke, Edward, Sir.The Famous Case of Robert Calvin a Scots-man; as Contain'd in the Reports of Sir Edward Coke, ... And as it was argued in Westminster-Hall, by all the judges of England, ... / Sir Edward Coke.Edinburgh : James Watson, 1705.28pp. : small folio.Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), definitive jurist of English common law and colonial entrepreneur. Details from NLS. Definitive 1608 case of natural law and birthright citizenship. 1 of 7 'Jacobite' pamphlets - bound with: 1. The Tryal and Condemnation of D. L. ... / David Lindsay, 1704 [q.v.]; 2. The Sad and Lamentable Case of Protestants .... / Anonymous, 1682 [q.v.]; 3. The Paralel; or Persecution of Protestants ... / [Daniel Defoe], 1705 [q.v.]; and 3 Unspecified others, 1679-1705. Binding: half roan. Law - English - Civil

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rgsColburn, Warren.An Introduction to Algebra: Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction ? Warren Colburn.Boston : Hillard, Gray & Co., 1838.276pp. : 20cm.Silverado, 1838.0002.inscription: 'Geo. K. Nilson, Aug 12th 1839'; Silverado database declares 'Part of Stevenson's private collection in his library at Vailima, Samoa.'Warren Colburn (1793-1833), Massachusetts businessman, mathematician and educator; Colburn School in Lowell named after him. George K. Nilson ? William Hilliard (1788-1836), publisher and bookseller with Harrison Gray and others in Boston and Cambridge, Mass. RGS note: Lloyd Osbourne was being taught geometry at Silverado in 1880 - book possibly related, but 40+ years old. Science - Mathematics

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nmbColeridge, Mary Elizabeth.The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus / Mary Elizabeth Coleridge.London : Chatto & Windus, 1893.164pp. : 8vo.sent to RLS by Henry Newbolt, early 1893.Letter from Vailima to Henry Newbolt, 8 Apr 1893: Your friend's book I have not yet finished; and I confess I am quite in a taking as to how she is to get out of the muddle. If she does get out she is devilish ingenious. And there is no doubt that her book also lets itself be read (as the French say) which is after all the first thing and for aught I know (though we all take ourselves seriously) may very well be the last also. (Letters 8, 2553; p.51).Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861-1907), poet and novelist; great-grandniece of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, q.v. Series: Handy Novels (1/6 each). Details from BL. Mehew note: Henry Newbolt [q.v.] had sent RLS two 'Stevensonian' first novels, this and his own Taken from the Enemy [q.v.].Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsColeridge, Samuel Taylor.The Poems of S. T. Coleridge. ed. Derwent and Sara Coleridge / Samuel Taylor Coleridge.New.London : Edward Moxon & Co., 1865.404pp. : 8vo.Beinecke, 7906.presentation copy with inscription on front fly-leaf: 'Robert Lewis Stevenson / from Aunt Carrie. / September 29th 1865.'Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). Derwent Coleridge (1800-83). Sara Coleridge (1802-52). Caroline Sissmore Balfour - m. Lewis Balfour, 1861.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbColerus, John.The Life of Benedict de Spinosa ... Done out of French / John Colerus.London : Printed by D. L. and sold by Benj. Bragg, 1706.92pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 496.Benedict (Baruch) Spinosa (1632-77), Dutch rationalist philosopher of Portuguese Jewish origin; author of Ethics, 1677. Vie de Spinosa. Johannes Nicolaus Colerus (1647-1707), Lutheran minister at Amsterdam and Osnabruck. Details from BL Cat. Binding: sheep; rubbed.Philosophy

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nmbColquhoun, F. Mary.Wine of Life or a Book of the 'Song Smiths'. Arranged by / F. Mary Colquhoun.Edinburgh : Andrew Elliot, [188?].(details not given in Yale Cat.)Beinecke, 1994 516.presentation copy with inscription: 'To dear Mrs. Stevenson - with best love and Christmas Greetings from H. A. MacLeod - Inverness. Dec. 1893.'F. Mary Colquhoun. An anthology. [1894] edition in BL: 83pp. : 16mo.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbColquhoun, P. A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; containing a detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors .... and Suggesting Remedies for their Prevention / P. Colquhoun.6th.London : Joseph Mawman, 1800.655pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 88.RLS's book label. [name cut from title].Patrick Colquhoun (1745-1820), magistrate. Corrected and considerably enlarged. Details from BL. First published 1796. Binding: half calf; rubbed. Letter from [Bournemouth] to Walter Scott [London publisher & bookseller], [Sept/Oct]: Pray send me / [3 titles listed] / 4. Colquhoun on the Police. (Letters 5, 1302; p.9).Law - English - Criminal

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nmbColvin, Sidney.Children in Italian and English Design / Sidney Colvin.London : Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, 1872.60pp. : photo ills.; small 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 89. Hellman. Peabody Lot 7. Sotheby's 1.presentation copy with inscription on fly-leaf: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, from Sidney Colvin - March, 1874.'; RLS's visiting card on front cover.Letters from [Mentone] to Sidney Colvin - 1. [c27 Jan 1874]: Many thanks for your adorable children. Blake - is Blake, you know. Stothard, I think, I understand and enjoy with perfect intelligence, and all the more I remember a little book of hymns which I had when I was a child - no, not hymns, childern's songs; one about a cow, for instance - full of charming little nudities among big flowers and grass. As for Flaxman, I have been sick with love, ever since I saw these adorable things; Flaxman is the man for my money; 2. [c28 Jan 1874]: The Child Essay has interested me very much. Do you know what I mean when I say that it strikes me as being too well wriite? One slides over good things unconsciously. It has the look of being a Ptfl [emphasis; i.e. Portfolio - 4 issues, 1871] reprint - is that so? (Letters 1, 226 & 227; pp. 466 & 467).Sir Sidney Colvin (1845-1927), Keeper of Prints and Drawings, British Museum; literary mentor of RLS. Photographic illustrations after Della Robbia, Antonio, Corregio, Blake, Stothard and Flaxman. Details from BL where copy has additional sketched plate at end. Hellman: in slip/solander case.Art - Design - Italy and England

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nmbColvin, Sidney.Keats / Sidney Colvin.1st.London and New York : Macmillan, 1887.233pp. : wrappers; 8vo./23cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 208.Beinecke, 1986 +133.presentation copy with inscription: 'R. L. S. with love from S. C.'; RLS's bookplate signed by Isobel Strong; bookplate of George Hewitt Myers.Letter from Fanny Stevenson at Bournemouth to Henry James, [19 Jun 1887]: I have been reading his [Colvin] Keats with mingled pleasure and pain; pleasure in the workmanship, and pain for the story. (Letters 5, 1845; p.427). Sir Sidney Colvin (1845-1927), Keeper of Prints and Drawings, British Museum; literary mentor of RLS. Series: 'English Men of Letters'. Large paper copy. Published 11 June. George Hewitt Myers (1875-1957), forester, textile collector and philanthropist.Literature - English - Biography and Memoir - Critical

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nmbColvin, Sidney.Landor / Sidney Colvin.1st.London : Macmillan, 1881.224pp. : varnished; 12mo./19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 207.Harvard Houghton, A 1808.5.signature of RLS on fly-leaf: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, 1881, July.'; inserted: letter from RLS to his mother, dated in another hand, Oct. 20, 1877 (Letters, 2, 487, pp.224-5); signature of Isobel Strong - on Vailma bookplate?markings in pencil; two small corrections.Letters from Pitlochry to Sidney Colvin: 1. [3 Jul 1881]: I have not yet received the Landor; but it may be at home, detained by my mother, who returns tomorrow.; 2. [c29 Jul 1881]: Landor has just turned up; but I had read him already. I like him extremely; I wonder if the 'cuts' were not advantageous. It seems quite full enough, but then you know I am a compressist. / ... / Landor is jolly well written; if I am to criticise, it is a little staid; but the classical is apt to look so. It is in curious contrast to that inexpressive, unplanned wildness of Forster's; clear, readable, precise, and sufficiently human. I see nothing lost in it. ... I could have wished, ... a trifle clearer and fuller exposition of his moral attitude; which is not quite clear 'from here'. (Letters 3, 822 & 831; pp.205 & 214).Sir Sidney Colvin (1845-1927), Keeper of Prints and Drawings, British Museum; literary mentor of RLS. Walter Savage Landor ( 1775-1864), poet. Series: English Men of Letters. Binding: original, uncut. Letters to W. E. Henley: 1. [from Pitlochry, c.29 Jul 1881]: I am of your way of thinking over Landor. It is a very pleasant work. As you say his life of RLS will be a joke. (Letters 3, 833; p.216); 2. from [Braemar, 24 Aug 1881]: [Re The Sea Cook or Treasure Island: A Story for Boys] My Trelawney has a dash of Landor, as I see him from here. (Letters 3, 843; p.225). Letter to George Bentley, [Berne, 19 or 20 Dec 1881]: [re 'Hazlitt'] and I agree with you I could choose no better model yhan Colvin's admirable Landor. (Letters 3, 888; p.266).Literature - English - Biography and Memoir - Critical

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nmbCombe, William.The English Dance of Death, from the Designs of Thomas Rowlandson, with Metrical Illustrations, by the author of 'Dr. Syntax' / [William Combe].London : R. Ackermann's Depository of Arts, 1815-16.2 v. : 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin, 30 Jan [1893]: I have written to Charles [Baxter] asking for Rowlandson's Syntax and Dance of Death out of our house, and begging for anything about fashions and manners (fashions particularly) for 1814. Can you help? [Anon. La Belle Assemblee. q.v.] Both The Justice-Clerk [Weir of Hermiston] and St Ives fall in that fated year. (Letters 7, 2514; pp.464-5). Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, [c.30 Jan 1893: I have a great need for Dr. Syntax Tours and The Dance of Death - cuts by Rowlandson. I wonder if they could be got out of No.17 [Heriot Row, Edinburgh], and sent to me by post. I hate to risk losing them; but they would really be of great use to me for a story [St. Ives] that I have in hand. (Letters 8. 2533; p.20). Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, [16 Apr 1893]: Received ... Dance of Death ... (Letters 8, 2555; p.53).William Combe (1741-1823), adventurer and writer. 'With engravings by Thomas Rowlandson [1756-1827].' Details from BL. Essay: 'The Coast of Fife' 1888: 'From St. Andrews, we drove over Magus Muir. My father had announced that we were "to post", and the phrase called up in my hopeful mind visions of top-boots and the pictures in Rowlandson's Dance of Death; but it was only a jingling cab that came to the inn door, such as I had driven in a thousand times at the low price of one shilling on the streets of Edinburgh.' (Tus. 30, p.13) nmb6.Literature - English - Satire

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nmbCombe, William.The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque, etc. [Consolation and a Wife] / [William Combe].London : R. Ackermann, 1823.276pp. : ill.; 12mo.Letter from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin, 30 Jan [1893]: I have written to Charles [Baxter] asking for Rowlandson's Syntax and Dance of Death out of our house, and begging for anything about fashions and manners (fashions particularly) for 1814. Can you help? [Anon. La Belle Assemblee. q.v.] Both The Justice-Clerk [Weir of Hermiston] and St Ives fall in that fated year. (Letters 7, 2514; pp.464-5). Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, [c.30 Jan 1893: I have a great need for Dr. Syntax Tours and The Dance of Death - cuts by Rowlandson. I wonder if they could be got out of No.17 [Heriot Row, Edinburgh], and sent to me by post. I hate to risk losing them; but they would really be of great use to me for a story [St. Ives] that I have in hand. (Letters 8. 2533; p.20). Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, [16 Apr 1893]: Received ... Dance of Death ... (Letters 8, 2555; p.53).William Combe, adventurer and writer. 'With engravings by Thomas Rowlandson [1756-1827].' Repr. [1870]. Details from BL. nmb6.Literature - English - Satire

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nmb, rgs, rdComines, Philippe de.Les memoires de messire Philippe de Commines, chevalier, seigneur d'Argenton, sur les principaulx faicts & gestes de Louis onziesme & de Charles huictiezme son filx, roys de France ... / Phillipe de Comines.Paris : Guil. Morel pour Galiot du Pre, 1561.341pp. (title within woodcut border): folio/35cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 209.Beinecke: Ip St48 +Zz561C (= B 2519).RLS's bookplate mounted inside upper cover.notes and markings in pencil. (Mahaffy: [of Louis XI] "Je scay bien que ma langue m'a porte grand dommage, aussi m'a-t-elle fait quelques fois de plaisir beaucoup, toutesfois ces raison que je repare l'amende." (p. 19, underlined) - comparing its similarity to words in the preface of 'A Footnote to History'. RD: perhaps: 'And if my plain speaking shall cost me any of the friends that I still count, I shall be sorry, but I need not be ashamed.')
RLS has added dates and cross-references and made many marginal marks and underlinings, corrections (p. 61) and references to 'P. de C.' Also underlined phrases that appealed to him ('la nuict n'a point de honte', p. 64). But only first two books have this frequent marking; Book III has one mark on the first page (p. 75) and that is the last in the book marking Comine's text.
On the back endpaper he has written "God = haphazard, chuck farthing."
Letter from [Edinburgh] to Sidney Colvin, [Nov 1875]: I read ... all sorts of rubbish a propos of Burns, Comines, Juvenal des Ursins etc. ... (Letters 2, 424; p.166). Mahaffy: 'Next ... came a good collection ... of historical works ... many of the old French chroniclers - Philippe de Comines especially - read and marked, no doubt, when Stevenson was writing "The Black Arrow"...'Philippe de Comines, Sieur d'Argenton (c1445-1511), counsellor, ambassador and friend of Louis XI (1464-83); the first truly modern writer' (Sainte-Beuve) and 'the first critical and philosophical historian since classical times' (OCEL). Title continues: 'Reveue et corrigez par Denis Sauvage de Fontenailles en Brie ...' Denis Sauvage, Sieur du Parc (1520?-1587?). Dedicated to Angelo Cattho, Archbishop of Vienne (whose 'life' concludes the volume?). Binding: contemporary French calf, gilt (cracked).
RLS made memoranda on the 'Time of Louis XI' - probaly for his essay 'Charles of Orleans' in 1876 (and before that, for the project of a volume of essays on 'France in the 15th century', see L2, 165) - written on 6 pieces of paper kept in a large inscribed envelope, which formed Anderson 1/306. Very rare book in this original edition.
NMB: There are quotations from Comines in Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris. nmb8.
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nmbCommissioners for Taking and Stating.Several Reports presented to the House of Commons, by the Commissioners for Taking and Stating the Debts due and growing due to Scotland by way of Equivalent etc. / [Commissioners for Taking and Stating].London : Jacob Tonson, Timothy Goodwin, Bernard Lintott & William Taylor, 1718.5 pt.Anderson Part 2, Lot 479.Part of an Anderson lot including an unspecified number of other pamphlets. Details from BL. Subject: Union of the Parliaments.History - Britain - Union of Parliaments

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nmbCommissioners nominated to Treat of a Union.A Memorial Concerning the Manner of Accompting for the Branches of those Customs and Excise in Scotland, which took Place there with the Union, and upon which the Agreements, in the fifteenth Article of the Union, were made / [?Commissioners nominated to Treat of a Union].n.p., [1718].small folio.Anderson Part 2, Lot 416.untraceable by NMB.History - Britain - Union of Parliaments

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nmbCommissioners nominated to Treat of a Union.Articles of the Treaty of Union Agreed on by the Commissioners of both Kingdoms, on the 22nd of July 1706 / [Commissioners nominated to Treat of a Union].Printed at Edinburgh by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson and reprinted at London for Andrew Bell: and sold by B. Bragg, [1706].16pp. : sewed; small folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 11.unspecified name and writing on title.Details from NLS.History - Britain - Union of Parliaments

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nmb, rgsCommissioners nominated to Treat of a Union.Articles of Union, Agreed on the Two and twentieth Day of July, in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Anne; The Act (made in the Parliament of Scotland) intituled, Act Ratifying and Approving the Treaty of Union ... And also the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Commissioners of both Kingdoms, etc. / [Commissioners nominated to Treat of a Union].London : Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd, Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, 1706 [1707].15, [3], 17-68pp. : sewed (broken); small folio.Anderson Part 2, Lot 7.Beinecke, 7909.[Lords] Commissioners nominated to Treat of a Union between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. Title page within line borders. Special title-page for the Minutes of the Proceedings. Anderson lists 2 copies.History - Britain - Union of Parliaments

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nmbCommissioners nominated to Treat of a Union.Articles of Union, Agreed on the Two and twentieth Day of July, in the Fifth Year of the Reign of Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Anne; The Act (made in the Parliament of Scotland) intituled, Act Ratifying and Approving the Treaty of Union ... And also the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Commissioners of both Kingdoms, etc. / [Commissioners nominated to Treat of a Union].London : Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd, Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, 1706 [1707].15, [3], 17-68pp. : sewed (broken); small folio.Anderson Part 2, Lot 7.[Lords] Commissioners nominated to Treat of a Union between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. Title page within line borders. Special title-page for the Minutes of the Proceedings. Anderson lists 2 copies (one at Beinecke 7909).History - Britain - Union of Parliaments

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nmbCommissioners nominated to Treat of a Union.Articles of Union: Agreed on the two and twentieth Day of July, in the fifth year of the Reign of ... Queen Anne ... / [Commissioners Nominated to Treat of a Union].London : Printed by Charles Bill, and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1706.68pp. : 30cm./folio.Beinecke, By7A +706G.Title continues: 'by the Commissioners nominated ... pursuant to ... the act (made in the Parliament of Scotland) intituled, Act ratifying and approving the Treaty of the two Kingdoms of Scotland and England: and also Minutes of the Proceedings of the Commissioners.' The Minutes, pp.17-68, have special titlepage. History - Britain - Union of Parliaments

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nmbCommissioners nominated to Treat of a Union.The Articles of the Treaty of Union as they Pass'd with Amendments in the Parliament of Scotland and Ratify'd by the Touch of the Royal Scepter at Edinburgh, January 16. 1707, etc. / [Commissioners nominated to Treat of a Union].London : Andrew Bell, 1707.12pp. : small 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 12.McMaster, Mills, D 1925.provenance: Robert Louis Stevenson (McMaster).By James, Duke of Queensberry, Her Majesty's High Commissioner for that Kingdom. James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry (1662-1711), King's Commissioner to Parliament, 1700. 1702 and 1705; 'The Union Duke'.History - Britain - Union of Parliaments

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nmbCommissioners nominated to Treat of a Union.The Journal of the Proceedings of the Lds. Commissioners of both Nations in the Treaty of Union: which began on the 16th of April, 1706 and was concluded on the 22d of July following. ... / [Commissioners nominated to Treat of a Union].Printed at Edinburgh by Order of the Parliament of Scotland, by the Heirs and Successors of A. Anderson ... and reprinted at London for Andrew Bell, [1706].79pp. : sewed; small 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 271.With the Articles then agreed on.' Details from NLS. 2 copies.History - Britain - Union of Parliaments

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nmbCommissioners of Enquiry.The Report to the Honourable House of Commons of such of the Commissioners of Enquiry as have been appointed to execute the several trusts and powers in relation to England, and any other parts whatsoever, except Scotland ... / [Commissioners of Enquiry].London : J. Tonson, etc., 1717.22pp. : sm. folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 231.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of books sought] Pamphlets or books about the Forfeited Estates. (Letters 3, 748; p.126).Title continues: 'contained in a late Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire of the Estates of certain Traitors, and of Popish Recusants ... Together with an additional Report from the Commissioners appointed to enquire of the Estates of certain Traitors, &c. in that part of Great Britain called Scotland. (17 die Januarii, 1717 [O.S.]). Details from BL. Binding : half roan. Subject: Forfeited estates legislation. nmb5.History - Britain - Jacobitism - Forfeited Estates

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nmbCommissioners of Enquiry.The Report to the Honourable the House of Commons, of such of the Commissioners and Trustees as have been appointed to execute the several Trusts and Powers in relation to England, Ireland, and elsewhere (except Scotland) contained in two several Acts of Parliament, etc. [1719] / [Commissioners of Enquiry].London : Printed for Jacob Tonson, Timothy Goodwin, etc., 1719.22pp. : sm. folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 232.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of books sought] Pamphlets or books about the Forfeited Estates. (Letters 3, 748; p.126).Bound with: 'To the Honourable the House of Commons, a further Report ...' Details from BL. 2 pamphlets in 1 v. Subject: Forfeited Estates legislation. Binding: half calf.History - Britain - Jacobitism - Forfeited Estates

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nmbCommissioners of Enquiry.To the Honourable the House of Commons, a further Report, humbly offered by the Commissioners and Trustees, who acted in Scotland, etc. [regarding estates of traitors forfeited] (19 die Januarii, 1718 [O.S.]) / [Commissioners of Enquiry]. London : J. Tonson, etc., 1719.24pp. : sm. folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 232.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of books sought] Pamphlets or books about the Forfeited Estates. (Letters 3, 748; p.126).Bound with: 'The Report to the Honourable the House of Commons ... of the Commissioners and Trustees. 1719.' Details from BL. 2 pamphlets in 1 v. Subject: Forfeited Estates legislation. Binding: half calf.History - Britain - Jacobitism - Forfeited Estates

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nmbCompany of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies.The Darien Papers. Being a Selection of Original Letters and Official Documents relating to the Establishment of a Colony at Darien ... 1695-1700 / Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies. .Edinburgh : [Printed by T. Constable], 1849.417pp. : front.(map); facsims.; 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 215. Johnston.Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz849C.RLS's bookplate mounted inside upper cover.marked passages (ink underscorings of Stevensons mentioned in the text).Letters from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter: 1. [late Nov or early Dec 1893]: ' ,,, the Second Volume [of Heathercat] is to be called (I believe Darien), and for that I want, I fear, a good deal of truck:- / Darien Papers / Carstares Papers / Marchmont Papers / Jerviswood Correspondence [all q.v.] / I hope may do me; ... 2. [c26 Feb 1894]: [List] 2. Books arrived. Thanks. (Letters 8, 2652 & 2706; pp.188 & 251). Letter from George P. Johnston to Charles Baxter, 9 Jan 1894: Mr. R. L. Stevenson's order. I have been able to procure all the books as per note overleaf. For the Darien incident I think the "Life of W. Paterson" [q.v.] and the "History of Scotland from 1689 to 1748" by Dr. [John] Hill Burton would be very serviceable.' (Beinecke, 5010; McKay, 4, p.1452)Bannatyne Club. The ill-fated (isthmus of) Darien Scheme to establish an Atlantic/Pacific trading settlement. In his letter to Charles Baxter, [late Nov or early Dec], RLS had asked for 'some sort of general history of the Darien affair (if there is a decent one, which I misdounbt), it would also be well to have: the one with the most details if possible." (Beinecke, 5010; McKay, 4, p.1452) nmb6.History - Scotland - Darien Scheme

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nmbComte, Auguste.A General View of Positivism. Translated from the French ... by J. H. Bridges / Auguste Comte.London ; Trubner & Co., 1865.426pp. : 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 713.Auguste Comte (1798-1857). Discourse sur l'ensemble du positivisme. J. H. Bridges, Physician to the Bradford Infirmary; late Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. Mostly unopened.Philosophy

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nmb, rgsConfucius.Confucius et Mencius: Le quatre livres de philosophie morale et politique de la Chine. Traduits du Chinois par M.G. Pauthier / Confucius.Paris : Charpentier, 1858.465pp. : 19cm.Beinecke, 2520 / Ip St48 Zz858C.marked passages.Letter from San Francisco to Sidney Colvin, [late Feb 1880]: ...; to the proprietor (retired but not retiring) of a bawdy house, I represent the ideal of manly accomplishment - moi, chetive personne [emphasis], as the Kings of China used to say to Confucius. When I die of consumption, you can put that on my tomb. (Letters 3, 690; p.66).Kong Fuzi / Kung-fu-tzu (551-479 B.C.), Chinese sage; collected in the Analects. On cover: '... 1865'.FPhilosophy

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nmbCook, Capt. James.A Narrative of the Voyages Round the World. With an Account of his Life. By A. Kippis / Capt. James Cook.London : n.d.?pp. : engr. front. & title; 18mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 210.signature of Thomas Stevenson.Mahaffy: 'From Captain Cook down, it would be hard to name a Pacific travel book that has not found itself on the shelves at Vailima.'Capt. James Cook (1728-79). Andrew Kippis (1725-95). Edition possibly London : Thomas Alman and Son, [1845?] etc.: 320pp. Details from BL. Letter from S.S. Mariposa to Charles Baxter, [mid-Sept 1893]: Will you please order for me through your bookseller ... the original of Cook's Voyages lately published? (Letters 8, 2629; p.169). Mehew note: Captain Cook's Journal during his First Voyage Round the World, ed. William J. L. Wharton (1893). Anderson II, 200 was a small broken jar containing a 'Fragment of wood cut from Captain Cook's tree by R. L. Stevenson, authenticated to that effect by Isobel Strong. nmb4. Travel, Exploration and Description - World

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nmb rgsCooke, Charles.Cooke's Pocket Edition of Select British Poets / Charles Cooke.London : C. Cooke, n.d. (46 v., [1794-1804]; and reissues, [1816]). 28 v. : pls.; 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 63. Hellman (28 v.). Peabody Lot 4 (16 v. only - not consecutive).Anderson: signature of Rev. Lewis Balfour; RLS's Skerryvore bookplates in all but 2 v.RGS notes: Hellman catalogue lists John Dryden, 3 v.; Sir Sam. Garth; Sir R. Blackmore; Isaac Watts; J. Langhorne; Edward Moore; Richard Savage; Edmund Waller; Will. Shenstone; Rev. Dr. E. Young, 2 v.; Elijah Fenton; Mark Akenside; Nicholas Rowe. The following are not in Hellman: John Cunningham; David Mallet; John Milton, 2 v.; Dr. Tho. Parnell; John Pomfret; Alexander Pope, 3 v.; James Thomson; Thomas Tickell; Thomas Warton. See individual entries for Robert Dodsley, Dr. John Langhorne, Thomas Otway, Richard SavageCharles Cooke, bookseller. Plates by various artists including James Heath (1757-1834) engraver, after E. F. Burney R.A. and Richard Corbould. Details from BL. RLS's 28 v. comprise (acc. to Anderson Cat.): James Thomson; Alexander Pope, 3 v.; John Cunningham; Will. Shenstone; John Milton, 2 v.; Dr. Tho. Parnell; Mark Akenside; David Mallet; Rev. Dr. E. Young, 2 v.; John Dryden, 3 v.; Nicholas Rowe; Sir R. Blackmore; J. Langhorne; John Pomfret; Thomas Tickell; Sir Sam. Garth; Elijah Fenton; Edmund Waller; Edward Moore; Thomas Warton; Isaac Watts; Richard Savage. Letter to his mother from [Hyeres], [late May 1884]: The htree missing volumes of British Poets are in California. (Letters 4, 1277; p.299).Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbCoquelin, Benoit Constant.L'Art et le comedien / Benoit Constant Coquelin.Paris : P. Ollendorf, 1880.60pp. : 16mo.Letter from Calistoga, California, to Sidney Colvin, [late May 1880]: Received ... and Coquelin: for all of which, and especially the last, I tender my best thanks. (Letters 3, 703; p.83).Benoit Constant Coquelin (1841-1909), actor. Mehew note: ... praised by Colvin in a letter to Henley, written at this time. (E. V. Lucas, The Colvins and their Friends, London, 1928, p.123)FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama - Criticism

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nmb, rgsCoquerel, Charles.Histoire de eglises du desert chez les Protestants de France depuis la fin du regne de Louis XIV jusqu'a la revolution francaise / Charles Coquerel.Paris : Librairie Ab. Cherbuliez et Cie, 1841.2 v. (V 1 only) : 22cm.Beinecke, 1994 602.inscription by former owner on last leaf.Charles Coquerel (1797-1851), astronomer, protestant theologian and literary historian. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Huguenots; French Church history 17th & 18th centuries.FHistory - France - 17th Century and 18th Century - Protestantism

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nmb, rgsCorneille, Pierre.Theatre ... / Pierre Corneille.Paris : Ernest Flammarion, [188-?].2 v. (V 1 lacking all after p180) : port.; orig front wrappers only; 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 547.Pierre Corneille (1606-84), dramatist. Series: Les meilleurs auteurs classiques francais et etrangers. Contents: V 1 Notice sur Pierre Corneille. Medee; Le Cid; Horace; Cinna; Polyeucte; Pompee. V 2 Le menteur; La suite du Menteur; Rodogune; Heraclius; D. Sanche d'Aragon; Nicomede. Letter from Paris to Frances Sitwell, [Apr 1875]: I have been reading John Racine: it is very standard - damnd [sic] standard, ... I am going to try Peter Corneille next; I hope he will not be quite [emphasis] so standard. [Further mentions Racine] (Letters 2, 380; p.129). FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsCowper, William.The Poetical Works of Cowper / William Cowper.London : n.d.portrait, ills.Anderson Part 2, Lot 91.RLS's visiting card.William Cowper (1731-1800). Possible edition: Edited, with a critical memoir, by William Michael Rosetti. Illustrated by Thomas Secombe. London : E. Moxon, Son, & Co., [1872] 600pp. : 8vo. (with pls., incl. port.). - or its re-issue by Ward Lock & Co., [1881]. Details from BL.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbCrawford, Francis Marion.Greifenstein / Francis Marion Crawford.London : Macmillan & Co., 1889.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from Sydney to F. Marion Crawford, [c8 Apr 1890]: Years ago I read Mr Isaaca; I did not like it - I suppose I was a fool; and read no mpore of you till the other day, when I fell a prey to Greifenstein; and I am now surrounded by your works, and in the middle of With the Immortals. It is reviving to me to know I have a contemporary of your strength; though I suppose you are younger, as I hope you will soar higher and farther then Your admirer ... P.S. ... Some of your books - poor waifs! - are to make the same blindfold launch [RLS's actual destinations in the 'Janet Nicholl' were unknown to him then]; they will be read in a better climate and in lovelier places than their author dreams of ... (Letters 6, 2225; p.384). Francis Marion Crawford ( 1854-1909), popular novelist. Another edition: Lepzig : Bernard Tauchnitz, 1889 - 2 v. in 1; 16cm. Details from BL.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbCrawford, Francis Marion.With the Immortals / Francis Marion Crawford.London : Macmillan & Co., 1888.2 v. : 8vo.Letter from Sydney to F. Marion Crawford, [c8 Apr 1890]: Years ago I read Mr Isaaca; I did not like it - I suppose I was a fool; and read no mpore of you till the other day, when I fell a prey to Greifenstein; and I am now surrounded by your works, and in the middle of With the Immortals. It is reviving to me to know I have a contemporary of your strength; though I suppose you are younger, as I hope you will soar higher and farther then Your admirer ... P.S. ... Some of your books - poor waifs! - are to make the same blindfold launch [RLS's actual destinations in the 'Janet Nicholl' were unknown to him then]; they will be read in a better climate and in lovelier places than their author dreams of ... (Letters 6, 2225; p.384). Francis Marion Crawford ( 1854-1909), popular novelist. Another edition: Leipzig : Bernard Tauchnitz, 1888 - 288pp ; 17cm. Details from BL.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsCrawford, William.The Works of the Truly Pious and Learned Mr. William Crawford, late minister of the Gospel at Wilton. Containing. I. A Manual against Infidelity, II. A Sermon preach'd before the Synod of Merse and Teviotdale, III. Zion's Traveller, IV. Dying Thoughts, V. A Practical Catechism, etc. / William Crawford.Edinburgh : Printed by R. Fleming, and sold by him, 1748.2 v. (V 1 only) : 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 435.Silverado, 1748.0001 (V 1 only).RLS's book label and / or evidence of Stevenson family?card of Mr. Robert Murphy; Silverado database declares 'Part of Stevenson's private library collection at Vailima, Samoa.'William Crawford (1676-1742). Details from BL and NLS. NLS note: Containing five works, each with a separate title-page, pagination and register except the second 'Christ the Power of God' which continues the register of 'A Short Manual against the Infidelity of this Age'. Part of an Anderson lot of 22 odd vols.Religion - Christianity - Church of Scotland

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nmbCrockett, S. R.The Raiders, being some passages in the Life of John Faa / S. R. Crockett.London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1894.409pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 212.presentation copy with inscription: 'To Mrs. Stevenson, from S. R. Crockett, with all regard and respect. Mar. 29, 1894.'Letter from [Vailima] to S. R. Crockett, c18 May 1894]: True it is and of verity that I have not yet read The Raiders, though it has been a month here. There are certain times when fiction becomes illegible to me, fades out, becomes blank paper; and I am in one of these fits of heresy. But I shall read it soon. ... / [re Crockett's new story for Good Words] I say, if you are on the Covenanting racket, let the wheels of your chariot move a little slowly for pity's sake. Is it the Cameronians you are after. It is a fine subject but give unto the flying hart, time to breathe how short so ever! (Letters 8, 2731; p.285-6).Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1859-1914), 'stickit minister' of Glencorse, Penicuik and prolific historical novelist ; pseud. Ford Bereton, q.v. Details from BL.p.285-6).Literature - Scots - Novel and Short Story

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nmbCrockett, S. R. The Stickit Minister and Some Common Men / S. R. Crockett.2nd.London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1893.283pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to S. R. Crockett, [c15 Aug 1893]: Thank you from my heart, and see, with what dull pedantry I have been tempted to extend your beautiful phrase of prose into three different stanzas. It may amuse you to know that Weir of Hermiston (or The Hanging Judge), or whatever the mischief the name of it is going to be) actually centres about the gravestone of the Praying Weaver of Balweary [emph. last 4]. And when Heathercat is written, if ever it is, - O, well, there's another chance for the Societies. / I have carried out my promise and read every word, and while some of your tales are a trifle light and one at least seems too slender and fantastic - qualities that rarely mingle well, the fantastic demanding considerable solidity of texture - the whole book breathes admirably of the soil. 'The Stickit Minister', 'The Heather Lintie', are two that recur to me particularly; they are drowned [emphasis] in Scotland, they have refreshed me like a visit home. Cleg ['A Knight-Errant of the Streets', 'The Progress of Cleg Kelly' and 'Mission Worker'] is a delightful fellow; I enjoyed his acquaintance particularly, likewise that of the Junior Partner. By all accounts, you have described at least a possible descent for me in your fickle maiden; daft Elliot blood I have - And now it appears [from 'A Midsummer Idyll'] I may also have some of the tide of the Red Macgregors in my veins. So you see I am, by many directions, sib to your volume. / [Compares Crockett's works with J. M. Barrie, q.v.] (Letters 8, 2622; p.153).Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1859-1914), 'stickit minister' of Glencorse, Penicuik and prolific historical novelist; pseud. Ford Bereton, q.v. Dedicated to RLS: 'To / Robert Louis Stevenson / of Scotland and Samoa, / I dedicate these stories / of thet Grey Galloway land, / where about the grave of the martyrs, / the whaups are crying - / -his heart has not forgotten how.' Details from BL. Mehew note: Crockett had sent RLS a copy of the 2nd ed. on 23 Jun 1893. Described in 'The New Books of the Month' in The Review of Reviews' (q.v.), Sept 1893: 'To say simply that he is a follower of Mr. [James] Barrie would be greatly to underrate Mr. Crockett's claims. That he is somewhat indebted to the author of "A Window in Thrums" both for his subject-matter and and his mode of treatment is at once apparent; but he is a great deal more than a mere imitator. Galloway ministers and Galloway peasants are the characters of these short sketches. At one moment Mr. Crockett has selected a pathetic, at another a serio-comic episode; but whichever he has chosen, he has presented it with a rare art, a fine sense of literary finish, and a fidelity to nature which are hardly to be excelled. There is real humour, too, in some of the stories. Mr. Crockett has evidently studied the Lowland character both with care and affection, and his book is one which no reader who cares at all for that particular form of fiction which mr. Barrie and "Q" have made fashionable should miss seeing.' See Longer comments.Literature - Scots - Novel and Short Story

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rdCrockett, S. R. The Stickit Minister and Some Common Men; with a prefatory poem by Robert Louis Stevenson / S. R. Crockett.8th (1st ill. ed.)London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1894.290pp.: ill. (mtd. front., pls., facsim.); large paper. No. 1 of 350 copies; 4to./26cm.Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the University of Delaware LibraryDedication copy with inscription: “To Robert Louis Stevenson, in affection and fealty I send this first copy of the Illustrated Edition of my first book, which was chiefly written with the hope of pleasing him. Nov., 20, 1894 S. R. Crockett.” RLS died before it arrived. >>>>> Crockett’s letter to the printer R. and B. Clark, instructing them to send this copy to Stevenson, is at Yale (see Beinecke 4419): “Dear Sirs. I return signed copies. Please bind one at once for Mr. R. L. Stevenson.”. Binding: original beige cloth. Details from Yale. For Prefatory Poem see notes for 1893 edition. Beinecke 859; Prideaux pp.166–167.Literature - Scots - Novel and Short Story

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nmbCrookshank, William.The History of the State and Sufferings of the Church of Scotland, from the Reformation to the Revolution. With an Introduction, containing the most remarkable Occurrences relating to that Church from the Reformation / Crookshank, William. 1st.London : Printed for J. Oswald, R. Hett, and J. Davidson; A. Millar, and J. Buckland, 1749.2v. : 8vo. Anderson Part 1, Lot 213.RLS's book label; signature of Thomas Stevenson on fly-leaf of V1., dated 1868.The Pentland Rising', 1866 (Tus.29).William Crookshank (1712?-69). List of subscribers in V 1. Details from NLS. Binding: old calf.History - Scotland - Reformation

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nmbCunningham, John.Episcopacy, Presbytery, and Puritanism in Scotland, 1572 to 1660 A.D. / John Cunningham.Edinburgh; and London : W. & R. Chambers, 1881.[161]-192pp. : 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 718.Rev. John Cunningham D.D. (1819-93). St. Giles Lectures First Series: The Scottish Church; Lecture VI (No.6 in a series of 12).History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmb, rgsCurate, Jacob.Scotch Presbyterian Eloquence Display'd, or, The Folly of their Teaching Discover'd, from the Books, Sermons and Prayers: and some Remarks on Mr. Rule's late Vindication of the Kirk, interspers'd with some Genuine Adventures, in Love, &c. ... / Jacob Curate. Rotterdam : Imprinted for Mr. Van Anker by J. Wilson ; Glasgow : London : Published and Sold by C. Braddock [etc.], 1738.129pp. : front.; 18cm.Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz738C.Pseud. Gilbert Crokatt (fl.1692-1708) and John Monroe. Gilbert Rule (1629?-1701). Principal of the University of Edinburgh. Subjects(Lib. Cong.): Vindication of the Church of Scotland. NLS notes: [Some copies]: The dedication signed Jacob Curate (i.e. Gilbert Crokatt and John Monroe). Often wrongly attributed to Robert Calder, who may have edited some of the reprints (Halkett & Laing). First edition 1692 (with slightly differing title). RGS note: Beinecke Cat. gives publication London : Newsagents' Newspaper & Publishing Co. (Limited), n.d. - possibly erroneous details. Norquay. See Longer comments. History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmb, rgsDale, Philip and Haviland, Cyril.Voices from Australia / Philip Dale and Cyril Haviland.1st.London : Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1892 [1891].228pp. : 12mo./19cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 213.Silverado, 1892.0004.presentation copy with inscription: 'To R. L. Stevenson, Esq., Samoa, with the compliments of the Authors - Sydney, 31/1/92.'Philip Dale;, pseud. of Mrs. E. C. Haviland. ?writer of words of 'Land of the Sunny South': an Australian National Anthem, c1879, composed by Paulo Giorza. Details from BL. Silverado: 'To R. L. Stevenson, Esq. with the compliments of the authors - 15/3/93.' (Suggests existence of 2 copies?) Literature - Australian - Poetry and Verse

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nmbDalrymple, David, SirThe Laws and Judicatures of Scotland, Vindicated from the Calumnies and False Reasonings Contained in a Late Pamphlet intitled, The Case of the Forfeited Estates in Scotland, consider'd: in a letter to a Noble L--d. / Sir David Dalrymple.Edinburgh : Pirnted [sic] by J. Watson, 1718.56pp. : varnished; 8vo/21cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 217.Princeton, XI-8. RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of books sought] Pamphlets or books about the Forfeited Estates. (Letters 3, 748; p.126).Sir David Dalrymple (c1665-1721). Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University Press, 1971. Morris L. Parrish Collection. Subject: Forfeited Estates legislation. Bound with: 1. The Case of the Forfeited Estates in Scotland ... Patrick Haldane; [in reply to] 2. The Honour and Justice of the present Parliament ... [reply by] Patrick Haldane; 3. Observations on the Bill for Sale of the Forfeited Estates ... [reply by] Sir David Dalrymple (all 1718); 4. Necessity for a Plot ... by a Friend of K[ing] G[eorge] (1720?) Binding (Anderson): boards, calf back.History - Scotland - Jacobitism - Forfeited Estates

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nmbDalrymple, David, Sir.Observations on the Bill for Sale of the Forfeited Estates: with Reasons against it: humbly offered to the Consideration of both Houses of Parliament / Sir David Dalrymple.Edinburgh : Printed by James Watson ..., 1718.30pp. : 8vo/19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 217.Princeton, XI-8.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of books sought] Pamphlets or books about the Forfeited Estates. (Letters 3, 748; p.126).Sir David Dalrymple (c1665-1721). Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University Press, 1971. Morris L. Parrish Collection. Bound with: 1. Honour and Justice of the present Parliament ... Patrick Haldane; [in reply to] 2. The Case of the Forfeited Estates in Scotland ... Patrick Haldane; 3. The Laws and Judicatures of Scotland ... [reply by Sir David Dalrymple (all 1718); 4. Necessity for a Plot ... by a Friend to K[ing] G[eorge] (1720?). Binding (Anderson): boards, calf back.History - Scotland - Jacobitism - Forfeited Estates

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nmbDalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes.Account of the Martyrs at Smyrna and Lyons, in the Second Century. With explanatory notes. Ed. / Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes.Edinburgh : Printed by A. Murray and J. Cochran, 1776.210pp. 16mo. /17cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 2.signature of Lewis Balfour in the front; a few notes in his hand; RLS's bookplate.Sir David Dalrymple (1726-92), Lord Hailes; Lord of Session 1766. Details from NLS - notes: Translation, with notes by Dalrymple of : Martyrium Polycarpi and Ecclesiarum Viennensis et Lugdunensis epistola de martyrio S. Pothini episcopi et aliorum plurimorum. Includes bibliographical references. Binding: old calf. Polycarp (c69-c155), Bishop of Smyrna.History - Religious - Christianity - Early Church

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nmbDalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes.Remains of Christian Antiquity. With explanatory notes / [Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes].Edinburgh : Printed by A. Murray and J. Cochran. For T. Cadell, London., 1778-80.2 v. : small 8vo./17cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 214. Randall 2.signature of Rev. Lewis Balfour, RLS's grandfather; RLS's bookplate.Sir David Dalrymple (1726-92), Lord Hailes; Lord of Session 1766. Details from NLS - notes: Compiled and translated by Dalrymple. Half-title to V 2. (Edinburgh : 1780) reads: Remains of Christian Antiquity, Vol. III'; numeration treats the 'Account of the Martyrs ... [q.v. imm. above] as the first vol. of the work. Binding: sheep; cracked. History - Religious - Christianity - Early Church

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rgs, nmbDana, R. H., Jun.Two Years Before the Mast; or, A Voice from the Forecastle: being a Sailor's Life at Sea. An Authentic Narrative / R. H. Dana, Jun.London : H. G. Collins, Paternoster Row, 1851.192pp. : front.; 18cm.Silverado.RLS's Skerryvore visiting card inside front cover as bookplate.unmarked.Letter from Taiti to Charles Baxter, [?9 Oct 1888]: [Mentions difficulties at sea] The American Mairchant Marine is a kent Service; ye'll have heard its praise, I'm thinkin; an' if ye never did, ye can get Twa Years Before the Mast by Dana, whaur forbye a great deal o' pleisure, ye'll get a' the needcessary information. (Letters 6, 2111; p.211). The Wrecker, 1892: 'Our shipping laws in the United States (thanks to the inimitable Dana) are conceived in a spirit of paternal stringency, and proceed throughout on the hypothesis that poor Jack is an imbecile, and the other parties to the contract, rogues and ruffians.' (Tus. 12, p.171)Richard Henry Dana (1815-82), lawyer and writer. Details from Berkeley. First published as Two Years Before the Mast: a Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. New York : Harper Brothers, 1840; 483pp. The two years were 1834-36, when as a Harvard undergraduate Dana shipped round Cape Horn to California. Essay: 'San Francisco', 1883 mentions Dana re the perils of the 'exposed and shelterless' Pacific Coast.Travel, Exploration and Description - America - California

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nmb, rgsDarmesteter, James.Essais de litterature anglais / James Darmsteter.Paris : Ch. Delagrave, 1883.294pp. : 19cm.Beinecke, 2522 / Ip St48 Zz883D.marked passages.James Darmesteter (1849-94), orientalist and philosopher, Professor of Iranian language and literature at the College of France. FLiterature - French - Criticism

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nmbDaru, Pierre Antoine Noel Bruno, Comte.Histoire de Bretagne / Pierre Antoine Noel Bruno, Comte Daru.Paris : Firmin Didot Pere et Fils, 1826.3 v. (V 1 & V 2 only): orig. wrappers; 8vo./22cm.Beinecke, 1994 556.ms. note on wrapper of V 1.Pierre Antoine Noel Bruno, Comte Daru (1767-1829), comptroller-general of the Grand Army, counsellor of state, minister and peer of France; historical writer, poet, and translator of Horace.FHistory - France - Local - Brittany

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nmbDarwin, Charles.The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals / Charles Darwin.London : John Murray, 1872.374pp. : ills. (incl. ports.), 7 pls. (pt. fold.); 8vo./19cm.Letter from Edinburgh to Frances Sitwell, 1 Sept [1873]: [On train journey] I could not settle to read anything; I bought Darwin's last book in despair, for I knew I could generally read Darwin, but it was a failure. However, the book served me in good stead, for when a couple of children got in at Newcastle, I struck up a great friendship with them, on the strength of the illustrations. (Letters 1, 135; p.287) Charles Darwin (1809-82), evolutionary scientist. Details from BL and Lib. Cong. Science - Biology and Natural History - Evolution

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nmbDarwin, Charles.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin. Including an Autobiographical Chapter. Edited by his son Francis Darwin / Charles Darwin.New York : D. Appleton & Co., 1888.2v. : fronts. (ports.) 3 pl., facsim.: 12mo./21cm. Anderson Part 2, Lot 216.marginal pencilings.Charles Darwin (1809-82), evolutionary scientist. Details from Lib. Cong. Selections from his Note Book: [re current use of word 'theory'] Mr. Darwin is a theoriser; but what are those that adhere so stoutly to the contrary view? merely theorisers also. / I never know whether to be more surprised at Darwin himself for making so much of Natural Selection, or at his opponents for making so little of it. [continues] (Tus.29, pp.179 & 184).Science - Biology and Natural History - Evolution - Biography and Memoir

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nmbDaudet, Alphonse.Fromont jeune et risler aine; moeurs parisiennes / Alphonse Daudet.3rd.Paris : Charpentier et Cie, 1874.388pp. : 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 625.Mahaffy: 'Much French fiction was here,- Daudet's "Tartarin," "Fromont Jeune et Risler Aine," "Les Rois en Exil;" ...'Alphonse Daudet (1840-97), Provencal essayist and novelist. Ms. on spine: '2608'. nmb2&8.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDaudet, Alphonse.Le rois en exil: roman parisien / Alphonse Daudet.?Paris : E. Dentu, 1879/80.413pp. : ?Mahaffy: 'Much French fiction was here,- Daudet's "Tartarin," "Fromont Jeune et Risler Aine," "Le Roi en Exil;" ...'Letter to Alexander Ireland from Davos, Mar 1881: The best of the French novelists seems to me to be incomparably Daudet. Le Rois en Exil comes very near to being a masterpiece. [goes on to criticise Zola, q.v.] (Letters, 3, 932.).Alphonse Daudet (1840-97), Provencal essayist and novelist. Unspecified edition - numerous printings 1879-80. nmb2&8.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDaudet, Alphonse.Nabab; moeurs parisiennes / Alphonse Daudet.22e.Paris : G. Charpentier, 1878.508pp. : orig. wrappers (frayed); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 496.Alphonse Daudet (1840-97), Provencal essayist and novelist.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDaudet, Alphonse.Tartarin sur les Alpes; nouveaux exploits du heros tarasconnais ... / Alphonse Daudet.Paris : Calmann-Levy, 1885.?309/334/339pp. : fig. / col. pls.; wrappers; 8vo.Safford lot 21.inscription by Lieut. Safford re purchase from E. W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson. certificate by E. W. Gurr marking in RLS's hand?Mahaffy: 'Much French fiction was here,- Daudet's "Tartarin," "Fromont Jeune et Risler Aine," "Les Rois en Exil;" ...'Alphonse Daudet (1840-97), Provencal essayist and novelist. The second of the series of the three burlesque adventures of Tartarin of Tarascon; Tartarrin de Tarascon (1872) and Port Tarascon (1890) - possibly part of this Safford lot. Bib. Nat. has 3 different editions 1885. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb 2&8.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDavy, Sir Humphrey.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. ... By his Brother, John Davy / Sir Humphrey Davy.London : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1836.2 v. :port. & pl.; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 216.Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829), chemist and inventor of the 'Davy Lamp' for miners. John Davy M.D., F.R.S. Details from BL. The Collected Works of Sir Humphrey Davy, edited by John Davy, 9 v., Smith Elder and Co., 1839. Binding: boards; 1 back missing, 1 loose.Science - Chemistry - Biography and Memoir

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nmb, rdDe Grey, Thomas Philip, Earl.Characteristics of the Duke of Wellington apart from his Military Talents / Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey.London : Thomas Bosworth, 1853.213pp. : 8vo.Buffalo, PR5499 no.14 (OCLC: 05467635).RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.Thomas Philip, 3rd Baron Grantham, 2nd Earl de Grey (d.1853). Binding: original brown cloth, varnished. In a slip-case. nmb7History - Britain - Parliament

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nmbDe Guerin, Maurice, and Saint-Beuve, Augustin.Journal, lettres et poemes, publies avec l'assentiment de sa famille G.S. Trebutien, et precedes d'une etude biographique et litteraire par M. Saint-Beuve ... / [Maurice de Guerin] and [Augustin] Saint-Beuve.13th.Paris : Didier et Cie, 1872.475pp. : orig. grey paper wrappers; 19cm.Buffalo, PR5499 no.22 (OCLC: 56532889).inscription on half-title: 'From the library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson of Vailima. Purchased by me this day from Mr. Gurr, Solicitor of Mrs. R. L. S., W. E. Safford. Apia, Samoa, May 25, 1899.'Letter from [Edinburgh] to Frances Sitwell, [24 Dec 1874]: Maurice de Guerin hated snow; what a fool he must have been. (Letters 2, 343; p.93). Mehew note - French poet and mystic who won recognition after his death with the publication of his Journals (1860). [RLS] is recalling de Guerin's references to snow and cold weather in his Journals of 8 and 9 March 1833: 'Oh! jette donc vite ta cape d'hiver et prends-moi ta mantille printaniere, tissue de feuilles et de fleurs.' Maurice de Guerin (1810-39), poet. Trezieme edition. Contributors: [Francois] Guillaume Stanislas Trebutien (1800-70), orientalist and historian; Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804-69), q.v. In a slip-case. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor.FLiterature - French - Poetry and Verse

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nmbDe Quincey, Thomas; and Lamb, Charles.Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Thomas De Quincey.New.London : George Routledge and Sons, [1867].2 v. in 1 v. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 226. Christie's 5b.signature: 'R. L. Stevenson 1869.' inscribed on front free endpaper; RLS's Vailima bookplate pasted inside upper cover.bookplate of John Gribbel (1858-1936), St. Austell Hall, Wyncote, Pennsylvania. Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859), essayist. 'World Wide Library'. Binding: old half calf; bound with Charles Lamb: Essays of Elia (q.v.).Literature - English - Essay

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nmbDe Quincey, Thomas.Letters on Self-Education, with Hints on Style, and Dialogues on Political Economy / Thomas de Quincey.1st. coll. ed.London : James Hogg & Sons, [1861].557pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 219.signature of Alan Stevenson, RLS's uncle; RLS's bookplate. Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859), essayist. First Collected Edition, with the Author's Revision. Details from BL. Anderson has '[1860]'. Binding: cloth; back loose.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbDe Vere, Aubrey.Legends and Records of the Church and Empire Aubrey de Vere.1st.London : Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1887.310pp. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 221.Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz887D.inserted inscription by author: 'R. Lewis Stevenson, from Aubrey de Vere, with kind regards and best wishes - July 19, 1887.'; RLS's bookplate with signature of Isobel Strong.Letter from Aubrey de Vere to RLS, 19 Jul 1887: 'Kindly accept a new Volume of Poetry - probably my last - which I have just published.' (Beinecke, 4449; McKay, 4; p.1327).Aubrey Thomas de Vere, formerly Hunt (1814-1902), Irish poet and critic; pioneer Celtic Revival movement; brother Sir Stephen Edward de Vere, q.v.; cousin of Lady Taylor (wife of Sir Henry Taylor, q.v.). Saints and the Holy Roman Empire of Charlemagne.History - Religious - Christianity - Holy Roman Empire

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rgsDe Vere, Aubrey.The Infant Bridal and Other Poems / Aubrey de Vere.London : Macmillan & Co., 1864.356pp. : 8vo.Blackwell's.Monterey.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate on front pastedown; on half title: 'Henry Taylor, The Roost, Bournemouth'.Aubrey Thomas de Vere, formerly Hunt (1814-1902), Irish poet and critic; pioneer Celtic Revival movement; brother Sir Stephen Edward de Vere, q.v.; cousin of Lady Taylor (wife of Sir Henry Taylor, q.v.). Binding: re-bound in brown crushed morocco.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rgsDe Vere, Aubrey.The Poetical Works of / Aubrey de Vere.London : Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1884.3 v. : 12mo./19cm.Silverado, 1884.0023 (V 2 [The Legends of St. Patrick] only).Silverado database declares 'Part of Stevenson's private library collection at Vailima, Samoa. Aubrey Thomas de Vere, formerly Hunt (1814-1902), Irish poet and critic; pioneer Celtic Revival movement; brother Sir Stephen Edward de Vere, q.v.; cousin of Lady Taylor (wife of Sir Henry Taylor, q.v.). Each volume with a separate title page - V 1. The Search after Proserpine and other Poems Classical and Meditative. V 2. The Legends of St. Patrick, and legendss of Ireland's Heroic Age. V3. Alexander the Great, Saint Thomas of Canterbury, and other Poems.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbDe Vere, Aubrey.The Search after Proserpine and other Poems, Classical and Meditative / Aubrey de Vere.New.London : Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1884.384pp. : 12mo./19cm.Anderson 1, Lot 220.presentation copy with inscription: 'R. Louis Stevenson, from Aubrey de Vere, August 31, 1886.'Letter from [Bournemouth] to Ida Taylor, [late Aug / early Sept 1886]: I am death [emphasis] on Aubrey de Vere's poems, and shall write to him soon. (Letters 5, 1686; p.308).Aubrey Thomas de Vere, formerly Hunt (1814-1902), Irish poet and critic, pioneer Celtic Revival movement; brother Sir Stephen Edward de Vere, q.v.; cousin of Lady Taylor (wife of Sir Henry Taylor, q.v.) Details from Yale. First published Oxford : J. H. Parker, 1843. Letter from [Bournemouth] to Ida Taylor, [late Aug / early Sept 1886]: I am death [emphasis] on Aubrey de Vere's poems, and shall write to him soon. (Letters 5, 1686; p.308).Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbDe Vere, Sir Stephen E.Translations from Horace and a few original Poems. With Latin text. / Sir Stephen E. de Vere.2nd.London : George Bell & Sons, 1886.222pp. : sm.4to./23cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 219.Columbia, Z232.C44 1886 H78.presentation copy with inscription to RLS from Aubrey de Vere, 1887; RLS's Vailima bookplate, signed by Isobel Strong.Sir Stephen Edward de Vere (1812-1904), M.P.; brother Aubrey Thomas de Vere, q.v. Details from Columbia - note: Collections of Two Works. Carmina and Epodi. Selections. Latin and English. enlarged edition. Printed at the Chiswick Press by C. Whittingham and Co. The few 'original poems' are Latin selections from the Carmina.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbDefoe, Daniel.The Paralel [sic]; or. Persecution of Protestants; The Shortest Way to prevent the Growth of Popery in Ireland / [Daniel Defoe].Dublin [i.e. London?] : Printed in the Year 1705 [1704?].26pp. : small folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 266.Daniel Defoe (1661-1731), journalist and novelist. Anonymous. Details from NLS - note: date of publication from Moore. 1 of 7 'Jacobite' pamphlets - bound with: 1. The Tryal and Condemnation of D. L. ... / David Lindsay, 1704 [q.v.]; 2. The Famous Case of Robert Calvin ... / Sir Edward Coke, 1705 [q.v.]; 3. The Sad and Lamentable Case of Protestants ... / Anonymous 1682 [q.v.]; and 3 Unspecified others. Binding: half roan.History - Ireland

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nmbDefoe, Daniel.A Letter concerning Trade, from several Scots-gentlemen that are merchants in England, to their country-men that are merchants in Scotland / [Daniel Defoe]. n.p., [1706].15pp. : 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 289.Daniel Defoe (1661-1731), journalist and novelist. Details from NLS. Union propaganda probably penned by Defoe, but attribution is disputed. NLS note: Later published as 'A Letter concerning the Union with relation to Trade, from several Scots gentlemen, merchants in England, to their country-men, merchants in Scotland', London : Printed for B. Bragg, 1707; 16pp. ; 8vo. nmb5.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmb rgsDefoe, Daniel.A Seasonable Warning; or, The Pope and King of France un-Masked / [Daniel Defoe].[Edinburgh] : Printed in the Year, 1706.16pp. : wrappers; small 4to./20cm..Anderson Part 1, Lot 500. Brick Row 2.Daniel Defoe (1661-1731), journalist and novelist. Reprinted in 1707. Details from NLS - notes: Anonymous. Sometimes attributed to Defoe (C. E. Burch, Moore, Novak). Attribution disputed by Furbank and Owens, Defoe de-attributions. Clement XI, Pope (1649-1721). Louis XIV, King of France (1638-1715).History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbDefoe, Daniel.A Short Letter to the Glasgow Men / [Daniel Defoe].[Edinburgh : 1706?]8pp. : small 4to./19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 505.Daniel Defoe (1661-1731) journalist and novelist. Anonymous. Details from NLS - note: Place and date of publication from Moore. Reference: McLeod & McLeod. Anglo-Scottish tracts 406.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmb, rgsDefoe, Daniel.Discourse upon an Union of the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland / Daniel Defoe.London : Printed for A. Baldwin, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane, 1707.47pp. : small 8vo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 223.Beinecke, 1994 791 / Ik D362 A707c.unidentified armorial bookplate - 'Honor Virtutis Praemium' - pasted to verso of title-page; bookplate of Edwin J. Beinecke.Possibly mentioned in - Letter from [Davos] to his mother, 21 Nov 1880: 'Tell my father I am delighted with the pamphlet purchase, and if he can still get Defoe for 5/- had better snap at it. It strikes me as being very cheap.' (Letters 3, 745; p.123).Daniel Defoe (1661-1731), journalist, and novelist. RGS note: attributed to Defoe by ESTC; although William P. Trent was not definite that Defoe was the author, he thought it a possibility. NLS notes: Sometimes attributed to Defoe (Moore, Novak ('perhaps')). Attribution disputed by Furbank and Owens, Defoe de-attributions. Edwin J. Beinecke (b.1887), Fuller Construction and chairman Sperry and Hutchinson; benefactor of Yale. nmb5.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbDefoe, Daniel.Serious Reflections during the Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; with his Vision of the Angelick World. Written by himself / [Daniel Defoe].1st.London : W. Taylor, 1720.270pp. & 84pp. : vign. on title and fold. pl.; 8vo. Anderson Part 1, Lot 217.signature of Thomas Stevenson; notes in his hand on last two blank leaves.pencil notes. marginal markings throughout.Essay: Random Memories : Rosa Quo Locorum: mentioned among the 'anything really legible' to be found in his father's library, ' a spot of some austerity'. (Tusitala, 30).Daniel Defoe (1661-1731), journalist and novelist. Details from BL. Anderson note: Intended as 3rd v. to Robinson Crusoe. Vignette on title and folding plate (of Crusoe's Island), by Clark and Pine, 1719. Binding: half calf.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDefoe, Daniel.The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe ... To which is appended Howell's Life of Alexander Selkirk / Daniel Defoe.Edinburgh : ?M'Leod & Son, 1851.538pp. : 12mo.presentation copy to RLS aged 8 with inscription: 'Master R. L. B. Stevenson. From M. Hunter, Bridge of Allen./58.'; signature of RLS at back in childish hand, with an attempt at drawing.illustrations mounted and inserted, and coloured by RLS.Essay: On the Art of Literature, 1880: one of RLS's 'great exemplary works' of 'reasoned narrative ... the most complete expression of the various powers which are in literature; as it is besides the most complete possible artistic representation of man's position and business in the world.' (ms. Silverado)Daniel Defoe (1661-1731), journalist and novelist. John Howell of Edinburgh (1788-1863). First published so 1847. Original publication 1719. Details from BL. Related item in NLS: The Life and Adventures of Alexander Selkirk ... Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1829. Source for Treasure Island. Swearingen p.68. Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDelaclos, Choderlos.Les liasons dangereuses; lettres recueilles dans une societe, et publiees pour l'instruction de quelques autre, par / Choderlos Delaclos.Bruxelles : J. Rozez, 1869.2 v. : orig. green paper wrappers; 12mo or 18mo?/15cm.Safford lot 7.Buffalo, PR5499 no.24 (OCLC: 03207408).inscription on fly-leaf: 'W. E. Safford, Lieut. U.S. Navy. Apia, Samoa. May 13/99. From the library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson. Purchased by me this day from Mr. Gurr, the solicitor of Mrs. Stevenson.' Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, 26 Mar 1894: [List] 10. Desire please very much, by the intervention of your excellent bookseller to have ..., and Choderlos de Laclos Liasons Dangereuses. I believe I must now take to ordering all my books through your bookseller. Of course I don't want Choderlos registered; he is published at 2ffs. in Paris. (Letters 8, 2714; pp.257-8).Pierre Ambroise Francois Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803), novelist and general. In a slip-case. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb8.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgs Delvau, Alfred.Henry Murger et la boheme. Eau-forte par G. Staal. / Alfred DelvauParis : Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1866.134pp. : front. (port.); orig. wrappers; 16cm.Beinecke, 1994 605.Alfred Delvau (1825-67), secretary and writer works on Paris, language and history. Henri Murger (1822-61), writer of Scenes de la vie de boheme. Series: Collection du bibliophile francais. 'The play of the Vie de Boheme (a dreary, snivelling piece)' is mentioned in RLS's The Wrecker, 1892 (Tus. 12, p.30).FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story - Criticism

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nmb, rgs Demangeat, Charles de.Cours elementaire de droit romain / Charles Demangeat.Paris : Maresq aine, 1867.522pp. (covers, title and <p1 wanting) : 23cm.Beinecke, 2557 / Ip St48 Zz867D.notes; marked passages with pencil lines in margin; a few others annotated with cross-references to Justinian (p.243), Sandars' comments on Justinian (p.252), and other sources.RGS note: In RLS: Teuila (1869), pp.51-61, Isobel Strong quotes various humorous cards that RLS wrote to be put in his books, one of them titled 'Copy of verse written in flyleaf of Cours Elemental de Droit Romain par M. Charles Demangeat': 'It hath been very good for me / That I afflicted was, / That I might well instructed be / And learn the civil laws. / Scotch version Psalm CXIX, / Verse 71. Slightly altered.' (53). Card whereabouts unknown.Charles Demangeat (1820-96). Imprint taken from [1]867 on spine. RGS note: Bib. Nat. lists the 1866 edition as having in V 2. the notice: 2e edition revue et augmentee; also has 3rd ed., 1876.FLaw - Roman

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nmb, rgs Descartes, Rene.Oeuvres de Descartes ... introduction par M. Jules Simon: Discours sur la methode, meditations, traite des passions / Rene Descartes.New.Paris : Charpentier, 1868.618pp. : 19cm.Beinecke, 2523 / Ip St48 Zz868D.marked passages.Rene Descartes (1596-1650), philosopher. Collationnee sur les meilleurs textes. On cover: '... 1865'. RGS notes: pencil lines in the margins appear only in the 'Meditations metaphysiques' (1841): in Part I, on pp.67-70, Part II, pp. 72-80. Part III, pp. 82-86. 'Discours sur la methode' and the other works in the volumes are unmarked. The pages of the 'Introduction' are unopened.FPhilosophy

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nmbDespard, Col.State Trials at Large. The Whole Proceedings on the Trials of Col. Despard, and the other State Prisoners ... Original and Authentic Memoirs of Col. Despard / Col. Despard.4th.London : R. Bent & John Mudie, [1803]80pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 218. Essay: 'The Ideal House', 1884 (Tus. 25) p.195 - one for 'the three shelves of eternal books that never weary ...'Colonel Edward Marcus Despard (1751-1803), Irish-born revolutionary executed for High Treason on charge of an attempted plot to assassinate George III. Title continues: 'Before a Special Commission at the New Sessions House, Horsemonger Lane, Southwark, Feb. 7 and 9, 1803.' Details from BL - note: Fourth edition with an appendix, containing the behaviour of the convicts and a particular account of the execution. Binding: half calf. Law - English - Criminal - Biography

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nmbDickens, Charles.Bleak House / Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, n.d.?pp. : port. & ills.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 222.RLS's bookplate in two of these vs. in Lot 222. one v. in Lot 222 contains marginal notes and fly-leaf covered with figures.Letter from Campagne Defli to his mother, 11 Nov [1882]: [postscript] The word below Bleak House was Dombey and Son. (Letters 4,1011; p.23)Charles Dickens ( 1812-70). Part lot of 6 titles / 7 items. NMB note: Letter suggests RLS list sent home requesting copy at this time - ? Dombey, though not read until May 1884 (see letter to Henley, under Martin Chuzzlewit, below).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.Christmas Books and The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, n.d.?pp. : port. & ills.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 222.RLS's bookplate in two of these vs. in Lot 222. one v. in Lot 222 contains marginal notes and fly-leaf covered with figures.Letter from Barmouth to Frances Sitwell, [15 Sept 1874]: I wonder if you ever read Dickens's Christmas Books? I don't know that I would recommend you to read them, because they are too much perhaps. I have only read two of them yet, and I have cried my eyes out, and had a terrible fight not to sob. But O, dear God, they are good [emphasis] - and, I feel so good after them, and would do anything, yet and shall do anything, to make it a little better for people. ... O what a jolly thing it is for a man to have written books like these books, and just filled [emphasis] people's hearts with pity. (Letters 2, 314; pp.52-3).Charles Dickens (1812-70). Part lot of 6 titles / 7 items. Letter from Barmouth to Frances Sitwell, [15 Sept 1874]: I wonder if you ever read Dickens's Christmas Books? I don't know that I would recommend you to read them, because they are too much perhaps. I have only read two of them yet, and I have cried my eyes out, and had a terrible fight not to sob. But O, dear God, they are good [emphasis] - and, I feel so good after them, and would do anything, yet and shall do anything, to make it a little better for people. ... O what a jolly thing it is for a man to have written books like these books, and just filled [emphasis] people's hearts with pity. (Letters 2, 314; pp.52-3).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.Cricket on the Hearth: a Fairy Tale of Home / Charles Dickens.London; Glasgow; New York : George Routledge and Sons, 1887.256pp. : pls.; 13cm.Beinecke, Gimbel/Dickens B162.RLS's visiting card pasted in; inscription: 'Isobel Strong, Sydney, N.S.W., Nov. 1889'.Charles Dickens (1812-70). Bookseller's ticket: John Howell, Importer, San Francisco. notes by ?Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.David Copperfield / Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, n.d.?pp. : port. & ills.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 222.RLS's bookplate in two of these vs. in Lot 222. one v. in Lot 222 contains marginal notes and fly-leaf covered with figures.Charles Dickens (1812-70). Part lot of 6 titles / 7 items. (2 copies of this item in lot)Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.Dombey and Son / Charles Dickens.? London: Chapman & Hall, n.d. ??pp. : ? ; ?Letter from [Hyeres] to W. E. Henley, [May 1884]: Poor Weakling. You have not read Dombey for long, or you would not bracket it with Chuzzlewit. The worst thing in Chuzzlewit (Mark Tapley, to wit) would be as good as fine in Dombey. But the point is that all the scenes [emphasis] are impossible. [Elaborates] Chuzzlewit is immense, Pecksniff is a work of the highest [emphasis] genius; and there are grouped about him Pinch, Merry, Slyme, Tigg, Bailey, Gamp, Todgers and the Todgersians; and the whole book written with so high a gusto. Bravo! (Letters 4, 1272; pp.295-6). Letter from [Hyeres] to his parents, [25 May 1884]: I stuck over Dombey the other day also I fell back on Martin Chuzzlewit which is a different metal indeed. (Letters 4, 1275; p.297).Charles Dickens (1812-70). Mehew notes: Elizabeth Ferrier told Henley on 8 May: 'I read aloud a good deal to Louis and Dombey and Son is our work on hand at present.' On the same day in a telegram to Baxter, conveying Dr. Mennell's report on RLS, Henley added: 'Louis asks for Martin Chuzzlewit which looks cheeerful' (MSS Huntingdon). In his long letter to RLS and Fanny (also on 8 May), Henley wrote: 'Why you write for Martin Chuzzlewit, be dam if I know. Why you didn't write to the shop at Nice for a Tauchnitz edition, be dam if I know either. However, I sent it; by this same post. (see Atkinson, p.131). Letter from [Vailima] to an unidentified journalist, [late 1893 or 1894]: [Answers questions for article] 2. [Which books of other authors do you like best?] ...; Our Mutual Friend and Martin Chuzzlewit; ... (Letters 8, 2684; p.224).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.Great Expectations / Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, n.d.?pp. : port. & ills.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 222.RLS's bookplate in two of these vs. in Lot 222. one v. in Lot 222 contains marginal notes and fly-leaf covered with figures.Letter from [Hyeres] to his father, 17 Mar 1883: ... your remarks on Great Expectations are very good. We have both re-read it this winter, and I, in a manner, twice. The object being a play; the play, in its rough outline, I now see; and it is extraordinary how much of Dickens had to be discarded as unhuman, impossible, and ineffective: [elaborates] ... but it was curious how Dickens had to be rolled away; he had made his story turn on such improbabilities, such fantastic trifles, not on a good human basis, such as I recognised. [elaborates more]. (Letters 4, 1077; pp.91-2).Charles Dickens (1812-70). Part lot of 6 titles / 7 items.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.Great Expectations / Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, n.d.?pp. : ?Anderson Part 2, Lot 76.Letter from [Hyeres] to his father, 17 Mar 1883: ... your remarks on Great Expectations are very good. We have both re-read it this winter, and I, in a manner, twice. The object being a play; the play, in its rough outline, I now see; and it is extraordinary how much of Dickens had to be discarded as unhuman, impossible, and ineffective: [elaborates] ... but it was curious how Dickens had to be rolled away; he had made his story turn on such improbabilities, such fantastic trifles, not on a good human basis, such as I recognised. [elaborates more]. (Letters 4, 1077; pp.91-2).Charles Dickens (1812-70). Letter from [Hyeres] to his father, 17 Mar 1883: ... your remarks on Great Expectations are very good. We have both re-read it this winter, and I, in a manner, twice. The object being a play; the play, in its rough outline, I now see; and it is extraordinary how much of Dickens had to be discarded as unhuman, impossible, and ineffective: [elaborates] ... but it was curious how Dickens had to be rolled away; he had made his story turn on such improbabilities, such fantastic trifles, not on a good human basis, such as I recognised. [elaborates more]. (Letters 4, 1077; pp.91-2).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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rgsDickens, Charles.Our Mutual Friend / Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, n.d. (c1885?)? : ?Silverado.RLS's visiting card 'Robert Louis Stevenson Skerryvore' pasted on inside cover.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.Sketches by Boz / Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, n.d.?pp. : port. & ills.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 222.RLS's bookplate in two of these vs. in Lot 222. one v. in Lot 222 contains marginal notes and fly-leaf covered with figures.Charles Dickens (1812-70). Part lot of 6 titles / 7 items.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit / Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, ?? : ?Letter from [Hyeres] to W. E. Henley, [May 1884]: Poor Weakling. You have not read Dombey for long, or you would not bracket it with Chuzzlewit. The worst thing in Chuzzlewit (Mark Tapley, to wit) would be as good as fine in Dombey. But the point is that all the scenes [emphasis] are impossible. [Elaborates] Chuzzlewit is immense, Pecksniff is a work of the highest [emphasis] genius; and there are grouped about him Pinch, Merry, Slyme, Tigg, Bailey, Gamp, Todgers and the Todgersians; and the whole book written with so high a gusto. Bravo! (Letters 4, 1272; pp.295-6). Letter from [Hyeres] to his parents, [25 May 1884]: I stuck over Dombey the other day also I fell back on Martin Chuzzlewit which is a different metal indeed. (Letters 4, 1275; p.297).Charles Dickens (1812-70). Mehew notes: Elizabeth Ferrier told Henley on 8 May: 'I read aloud a good deal to Louis and Dombey and Son is our work on hand at present.' On the same day in a telegram to Baxter, conveying Dr. Mennell's report on RLS, Henley added: 'Louis asks for Martin Chuzzlewit which looks cheeerful' (MSS Huntingdon). In his long letter to RLS and Fanny (also on 8 May), Henley wrote: 'Why you write for Martin Chuzzlewit, be dam if I know. Why you didn't write to the shop at Nice for a Tauchnitz edition, be dam if I know either. However, I sent it; by this same post. (see Atkinson, p.131). Letter from [Vailima] to an unidentified journalist, [late 1893 or 1894]: [Answers questions for article] 2. [Which books of other authors do you like best?] ...; Our Mutual Friend and Martin Chuzzlewit; ... (Letters 8, 2684; p.224).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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rgsDickens, Charles.The Mystery of Edwin Drood / Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, n.d.?pp. : 8vo.Silverado.RLS's visiting card 'Robert Louis Stevenson Skerryvore' pasted on inside cover.Charles Dickens (1812-70).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.The Mystery of Edwin Drood / Charles Dickens.1st.London : Chapman & Hall, 1870.190pp. (lacking pp.65-82) : port., engr. title, 13 leaves pls.; sewed and wrappers (lacking some); 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 220.Charles Dickens (1812-70). Portrait, engraved title and 12 plates by S. L. Fildes. Details from Lib. Cong.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.The Old Curiosity Shop / Charles Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, n.d.port. & ills.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 222.RLS's bookplate in two of these vs. in Lot 222. one v. in Lot 222 contains marginal notes and fly-leaf covered with figures.Charles Dickens (1812-70). Part of lot of 6 titles / 7 items.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDickens, Charles.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club / Charle Dickens.London : Chapman & Hall, [188-?].526pp. : 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 530.Charles Dickens (1812-70). In original coloured pictorial boards.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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rgsDingle, Edward.How Globes are Raised and Moved: Being the Fourth Part of Hints from the Dawning; or, The Creation Story Considered Under the Laws of Light and Motion / Edward Dingle. London : F. Pitman, MDCCCLXVIII [1868].335pp. : 17cm. (varnished).Silverado.on front fly-leaf, in pencil, in an unknown hand: 'Presented to the University of Edinburgh by the author on his first visit to the city as a Member of the British Association 1871 per favour of Mr. Louis Stevenson'. unmarked.Edward Dingle, Tavistock. Google book.Religion - Creationism

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nmbDisraeli, Benjamin.Endymion / Benjamin Disraeli.London : Longmans, 1880.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from [Davos] to Sidney Colvin, [early Dec 1880]: The books have arrived. ... has come. ... Endymion ditto. Letters 3, 749; p.128). Letter from [Davos] to W. E. Henley, [21 Dec 1880]: You bet you are in the right about the old men; Tennyson is most Govamighty; Bendymion [sic] I have not yet read from extreme busyness; ... (Letters 3, 764; p.146).Rt. Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-81), prime minister. 'By the author of Lothair'. Last novel.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgs.Disraeli, Benjamin.Tancred or the New Crusade / Benjamin Disraeli.New.London : Longmans, Green and Co.,1871.487pp. : 20cm. (varnished)Beinecke, 2524 / Ip St48 Zz871B.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate mounted inside upper cover; bookplate of [? J. W. H.] Brackenburne.notes; many marked passages - with lines in margins, esp. Ch.4, pp.68-74. Sentence marked on p.73: 'Instead of change they desire shufflers; and compromise in conduct and ambiguity in speech are, though nobody will confess it, the public qualities now in vogue.' Comment on this at foot of p.73: 'O my prophetic soul!'Rt. Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, 1st. Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-81), prime minister. Series: 'Collected Edition of the Novels and Tales by ... B. Disraeli', V. 4.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDixon, William Hepworth.Life of Penn' / William Hepworth Dixon.Bain.Letters to Sidney Colvin: 1. from San Francisco, [23 Jan 1880: Think you it would be possible and not too dear to get and send to me here Hepworth Dixon's Life of Penn and Penn's Select Works. You might converse with the dear Bain about this when next you see him. - 2. from Calistoga, California, [late May 1880]: Received ... Dixon's Penn, ... (Letters 3, 703; p.83).William Hepworth Dixon (1812-79). Either William Penn, an Historical Biography, With an extra chapter on the Macaulay Charges, New Ed., London : 1872; 8vo., or History of William Penn, Founder of Pennsylvania, London : Hurst and Blackett, 1872. First published 1851. Details from BL. Mehew note: James Bain (1829-94) or his brother Thomas (1835-1921), RLS's regular booksellers at No.1 Haymarket, London.Literature - American - Biography

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nmbDobell, Horace Beng.The Medical Aspects of Bournemouth and its Surroundings / Horace Beng Dobell.London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1885.338pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Bournemouth] to his parents, [21 May 1885]: ... I gain flesh; but I am suffering from marine cachexia: which I used to call dry rot ... (Letters 5, 1434; p.109). Mehew note: Dr. Dobell devoted ch. 3 to the unusual freedom of the residents of Bournemouth 'from that state of health commonly seen at coastal towns, and which I have been accustomed to call Marine Cachexia a condition not hitherto described or referred to in medical writings.' He goes on to describe with many unpleasant details congestion of the liver and associated digestive disorders.Dr. Horace Benge Dobell (1828-1917), [Consulting] Physician to the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest; moved to Bournemouth 1882; 'so wise in council' acc. to RLS in dedication to Underwoods; brother Sidney Dobell, poet. Details from BL. Earlier, in Oct 1884, RLS had written to Dobell (Letters 5, 1310; pp.14-5), and Dobell introduced the first extract of RLS's letter in the book: 'Mr Robert Louis Stevenson, a warm admirer of Dr. Rudi and of Davos, wrote me (for publication if I pleased).' NMB: presumed ownership by RLS. See also Dobell, On Loss of Weight ...Science - Medicine - Practical - Bournemouth

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nmbDobell, Horace Beng.On Loss of Weight, Blood-Spitting and Lung Disease / Horace Beng Dobell.2nd.London : J. & A. Churchill, 1880.306pp. : 8vo.Letter from Bournemouth to Horace Dobell, 3 Oct 1884: I have not often derived more pleasure and instruction from a book ... One fact in my own case seems to me (possibly) to square ill with one of your positions ... (Letters 5, 1306; p.12).Dr. Horace Benge Dobell (1828-1917), [Consulting] Physician to the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest; moved to Bournemouth 1882; 'so wise in council' acc. to RLS in dedication to Underwoods; brother Sidney Dobell, poet. '... enlarged and annotated, to which is now added Part VI., on the functions and disorders of the liver.' See also Dobell, The Medical Aspects of Bournemouth and its Surroundings.Science - Medicine - Practical - Disease

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nmbDobson, Austin.Eighteenth Century Vignettes. Second Series / Austin Dobson.1st.London : Chatto & Windus, 1894.300pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 224.inscription: 'To R. L. Stevenson, with the homage of his admiring publisher - Andrew Chatto, London, 7 Dec. '94.'Despatched to Samoa before news of RLS's death reached Britain. Austin Dobson (1840-1921), friend of W. E. Henley. BL: Second series; First series published 1892. The large paper, specially illustrated edition of 1894 (200 copies only) has 6 leaves of pls.: ill., port., facsims.; 24cm. Contents (Harvard): The Journal to Stella. At Tully's Head. Richardson at Home. 'Little Roubillac'. Nivernais in England. The Topography of 'Humphrey Clinker'. The Prisoners' Chaplain. Johnson's Library. The two Paynes. The Berlin Hogarth. Lady Mary Coke. Ranelagh. Epilogue.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbDodsley, Robert.The Poetical Works of Robert Dodsley ... / Robert Dodsley./Cooke's.London : Pr. for C. Cooke, [1794-1804].210pp. : 3 leaves pls.; ill.; 15cm.Mitchell, RB/0196.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate ('Robert Louis Stevenson, Skerryvore') pasted on inside cover.Robert Dodsley (1703-64), publisher of the 'Old English Plays' and projector of 'The Annual Register' with Edmund Burke. 'British Poets19' on spine. Bound with: 'The Poetical Works of J. Langhorne, D.D.' (q.v.)Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbDodson, John.A Report of the Judgment. Delivered in the Consistorial Court of London, by the Right Honourable Sir William Scott, in the Cause of Dalrymple The Wife, against Dalrymple the Husband / John Dodson. London : J. Butterworth, 1811.96pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 222.Rt. Hon. Sir John Dodson, Dean of Arches. Details from BL. With an appendix containing the depositions of the witnesses. Johanna Dalrymple. John William Henry Dalrymple, 7th Earl of Stair. Binding: boards; cover loose, blank top cut from title page.Law - English - Civil

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nmb, rgs, rdDomet, Paul.Histoire de la forêt de Fontainebleau / Paul Domet.Paris ; Hachette et Cie, 1873.380pp. : 18cm. (add. pp. at end lacking)Beinecke, 2525 / Ip St48 Zz873D.marked passages.Paul Domet (1832-97), forest conservator.; Recherches sur l'etymologie des noms de liux del'ancienne foret d'Orleans (1896).FHistory - France - Local - Fontainebleu

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nmbDostoievsky, Fyodor Mikyalovich.Le Crime et le chatiment, traduit du russe par Victor Derely ... / Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoievsky.Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1884.2 v. : 16mo.[partly opened copy sent by Henry James]Letter from [Bournemouth] to W. E. Henley, [early November 1885]: Dostoieffsky is of course simply immense: it is not reading a book, it is having a brain fever, to read it. The Judge is to me the greatest stroke of genius of all; I adore the Judge. Would you like to read another of his: Humiliated and Offendended it is not so good as The Cream and the Shattiment, but has great merit, too, has Humiliated and Offenended and the author Dustimuffusky is not only a man of genius, but a damn good fellow and a credit to his race, and in these days of Zolaism he shines like a star. (Letters 5, 1487; p.151).Fyodor Miikhaylovich Dostoievsky [French: Fedor Mihailovic Dostoevskij] (1821-81), novelist and essayist. Details from Bib. Nat. Mehew notes: RLS had been reading a French translation of Crime and Punishment, published in Russia in 1866. The Insulted and the Injured (1861) had been translated as Humiliees et Offensees (1884). In his 'London Letter', contributed under the pseudonym H. B. to the New York 'Critic' of 30 Oct 1886, Henley said that he had been introduced to Dostoevsky by RLS, who had received Le Crime et Le Chatiment with the pages 'only partially cut from an American novelist' [Henry James]. See Longer comments. FLiterature - Russian - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDostoievsky, Fyodor Mikyalovich.Humilies et offenses. Traduit du russe par Ed. Humbert / Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoievsky/Paris : E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1884.360pp. : 16mo.Letter from Bournemouth to John Addington Symonds, [early Mar 1886]: Another [i.e. in add. to C & P] has been translated. It is even more incoherent than Le Crime et le Chatiment; but breathes the same lovely goodness, and has passages of power. (Letters 5, 1571; pp. 220-1) Fyodor Miikhaylovich Dostoievsky [French: Fedor Mihailovic Dostoevskij] (1821-81), novelist and essayist. Details from Bib. Nat. Mehew notes: RLS had been reading a French translation of Crime and Punishment, published in Russia in 1866. The Insulted and the Injured (1861) had been translated as Humiliees et Offensees (1884). In his 'London Letter', contributed under the pseudonym H. B. to the New York 'Critic' of 30 Oct 1886, Henley said that he had been introduced to Dostoevsky by RLS, who had received Le Crime et Le Chatiment with the pages 'only partially cut from an American novelist' [Henry James]. See Longer comments. FLiterature - Russian - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDoyle, Arthur Conan.The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / Arthur Conan Doyle.London : G. Newnes, 1892.317pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to Edward L. Burlingame, [c2 Jan 1893]: I continue to beg for books. / [Lists] The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Conan Doyle. ... (Letters 8, 2521; p.4). Letter from Vailima to Arthur Conan Doyle, 23 Aug 1893: Immediately after dinner this evening it ocurred to me to re-narrate to my native overseer Simele your story of 'The Engineer's Thumb'. And, sir, I have done it. [Relates experience of the same.] (Letters 8, 2623; p.154-5).Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930), historical and detective novelist. Details from BL. Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDoyle, Arthur Conan.The Refugees / Arthur Conan Doyle.London : Longmans and Co., 1893.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to Charles Scribner, 17 Jul 1893: [Postscript] Books Wanted. / [Lists] ... / The Refugees by Conan Doyle. ... (Letters 8, 2604; p.134). Letter from Vailima to Arthur Conan Doyle, 23 Aug 1893: [Postscript] Have read The Refugees and old Murat is very good; Louis XIV and Louvois with the letter bag very rich. You have reached a trfifle wide perhaps; too many [emphasis] celebrities? Though I was delighted to re-encounter my old friend Du Chaylu. Old Murat is perhaps your high-water mark; 'tis excellently human, cheerful and real. Do it again. Madame de Maintenon struck me as quite good. Have you any document for the decapitation? It sounds steepish. The devil of all that first part is that you see old Dumas; yet your Louis XIV is distinctly good [emphasis last 2]. I am much interested with this book, which fulfils a good deal, and promises more. Question: How far a Historical Novel should be wholly episodic? I incline to that view, with trembling. I shake hands with you on old Murat. (Letters 8, 2623; p.155).Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930), historical and detective novelist. Details from BL. Mentioned in accompanying letter from Arthur Conan Doyle, 9 Sept 1893 (Beinecke, 4456; McKay, p.1329). 3 v. ed. noticed in 'Review of Reviews', Jun 1893; 1 v. ed., ditto, Sept 1893.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDoyle, Arthur Conan.The Sign of Four / Arthur Conan Doyle.Unspecified.? : ?Letters from [Vailima] to Edward L. Burlingame: 1. [c5 Dec 1893]: Please send us ..., and The Sign of Four: that's literary, I hope; / ; 2. The books are all to hand ... (Letters 8, 2657 & 2695; pp.192 & 237). Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930), historical and detective novelist. 1st ed.: London, Spencer Blackett, 1890; 2nd ed.London, George Newnes, 1892 (both 383pp. : 8vo.; Tauchnitz 1891. May have been American ed. Details from BL.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDrummond, John, Earl of Melfort.Reflections on the Jacobite Plot, in answer to a Lettter [sic] directed To the Right Honourable the Earl of Perth, Governour to the Prince / John Drummond, Earl of Melfort.London : Printed, and Sold by A. Baldwin, 1701.25pp. : sewed; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 445.Details from NLS - notes: On a letter to James Drummond, 4th Earl (1st Duke) of Perth, from his brother John, Lord Melfort. Text and register are continuous.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbDu Boisgobey, Fortune.La peau d'un autre: trente ans d'aventures / Fortune du Boisgobey. Paris : E. Dentu, 1877.2 v. (V 1 lacking title etc. & front wrapper); 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 611.My First Book: Treasure Island: '... and during the journey to Davos, where I was to spend the winter [1881-2], had the resolution to think of other things, and bury myself in the novels of M. du Boisgobey.' (Tus. 2, xxix)Fortune Hippolyte du Boisgobey (1821-91), real name Castile; popular feuilleton writer. Publication date on spine: '1878'. remain. wrappers frayed. See Longer comments.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDu Boisgobey, Fortune.L'Equipage du diable / Fortune du Boisgobey.Paris : E. Dentu, 1881.2 v. : 18cm.Letter to W. E. Henley from Paris, [late Apr 1881]: Fortune has written another book, the Equipage of the Devil, which is fully worse than words can describe. (Letters 3, 793; p.174)Fortune Hippolyte du Boisgobey (1821-91), real name Castile; popular feuilleton writer. Publication date on spine: '1878'. remain. wrappers frayed. See Longer comments.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDu Boisgobey, Fortune.La revanche de Fernande / Fortune du Boisgobey.Paris : E. Plon, 1882.291pp. : orig. front wrapper only; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 562.My First Book: Treasure Island: '... and during the journey to Davos, where I was to spend the winter [1881-2], had the resolution to think of other things, and bury myself in the novels of M. du Boisgobey.' (Tus. 2, xxix)Fortune Hippolyte du Boisgobey (1821-91), real name Castille; popular feuilleton writer. See Longer comments. FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDu Boisgobey, Fortune.Le crime de l'omnibus / Fortune du Boisgobey.Paris : E. Plon et Cie, 1882.308pp. : orig. front wrapper only; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 563.My First Book: Treasure Island: '... and during the journey to Davos, where I was to spend the winter [1881-2], had the resolution to think of other things, and bury myself in the novels of M. du Boisgobey.' (Tus. 2, xxix)Fortune Hippolyte du Boisgobey (1821-91), real name Castille; popular feuilleton writer. Se Longer comments.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDu Boisgobey, Fortune.Les collets noirs / Fortune du Boisgobey.2nd.Paris : E. Dentu, 1874.2 v. : orig. wrappers (back V 1 wanting); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 499.My First Book: Treasure Island: '... and during the journey to Davos, where I was to spend the winter [1881-2], had the resolution to think of other things, and bury myself in the novels of M. du Boisgobey.' (Tus. 2, xxix)Fortune Hippolyte du Boisgobey (1821-91), real name Castille; popular feuilleton writer. See Longer comments.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDu Boisgobey, Fortune.Margot la Balafree / Fortune du Boisgobey.Paris : E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1884.2 v. (V 2 only - lacking all after p 108); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 632.My First Book: Treasure Island: '... and during the journey to Davos, where I was to spend the winter [1881-2], had the resolution to think of other things, and bury myself in the novels of M. du Boisgobey.' (Tus. 2, xxix)Fortune Hippolyte du Boisgobey (1821-91), real name Castille; popular feuilleton writer. See Longer comments. FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDu Boisgobey, Fortune.Pignon maudit / Fortune du Boisgobey.Paris : E. Dentu, 1882.2 v. : orig. wrappers (back V 1 wanting); 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 560.My First Book: Treasure Island: '... and during the journey to Davos, where I was to spend the winter [1881-2], had the resolution to think of other things, and bury myself in the novels of M. du Boisgobey.' (Tus. 2, xxix)Fortune Hippolyte du Boisgobey (1821-91), real name Castile; popular feuilleton writer. See Longer comments.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDu Camp, Maxime.Souvenirs litteraires / Maxime du Camp.Paris : Hachette, 1882-83.2 v. : 8vo.Letter from [Royat] to W. E. Henley, [late Jul 1883]: I have read Maxime; but mark you further - I have never read anything else [emphasis last six]. Nor want to. Maximus de la field is a great, great creature and I adore him. / ... / By the way I have read Maxime du Camp. (Letters 4, 1126; p.145). Mehew note: On 15 July Henley wrote: 'Read Maxime du Camp, Souvenirs Litteraires, if only for the pages on old Dumas. They will warm your heart.' He wrote again on 17 July: 'Maxime du Camp is indispensible.'Maxime du Camp (1822-94), journalist, writer and photographer, traveler with Flaubert; founder Revue de Paris (1851-58) and contributor Revue des mondes. NMB: I assume RLS owned a copy.FLiterature - French - Criticism

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nmbDu Camp, Maxime.Paris ses organes, ses fonctions et sa vie, dans le seconde moitie du XIXe siecle / Maxime du Camp.6th.Paris : Hachette et Cie, 1879.6 v. (V 3 only) : orig. wrappers (frayed); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 619.Maxime du Camp (1822-94), journalist, writer and photographer, traveller with Flaubert; founder Revue de Paris (1851-58) and contributor Revue des mondes.FTravel, Exploration and Description - Europe - France

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nmb, rgsDu Noyer de Noirmont, Baron.Histoire de la chasse en France depuis les temps le plus recules jusqu'a la revolution / Baron Du Noyer de Noirmont.Paris : Mmme Ve Bouchard-Huzard, 1867-1868.3 v. (V 1 [1867] & V 3 only [1868] - all wanting in V3 except pp.254-464.) : orig. wrappers; 8vo./25cm.Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz867Du and 1994 613 resp.notes in V 1.Joseph Anne Emile Edouard, Baron Du Noyer de Noirmont (1816-96), Master of Requests in the Council of State. V 1. ante-dated; appeared in 1868. Contents: V 1. Chroniques de la chasse. 1867. V 2. Droit de chasse. Gibier. Chiens. Venerie. 1868. V 3. Louveterie. Fauconnerie. Chasse a tir. Chasse diverses. 1868.FHistory - France - Hunting

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nmb, rgsDuclos, Charles.Histoire de Louis XI / Charles Duclos.Paris : Les Freres Guerin & Prault, 1745.3 v. : port. ; 17cm.Beinecke, 1994 601.Charles Pinot-Duclos 1704-72), writer of history and romances, Historiographer to Louis XV; 'de l'Academie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.' RGS note: Sometimes attributed to Abbe Joachim Legrand, whose notes are said to have been used by Duclos. Cf. Querard, J-M. France litteraire. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Louis XI, King of France (1423-83). nmb8.FHistory - France - 15th Century

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nmb, rgsDumas Alexandre.Dieu dispose / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy, 1879.2 v. : orig, wrappers (front V 1 mutilated) ; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 586.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist and dramatist. From Oeuvres completes? Series: Collection Michel Levy. Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. Works. 1860.FLiterature - French

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nmb, rgsDumas Fils, Alexandre.Denise: piece en quatre actes / Alexandre Dumas Fils.27th.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1885.145pp. : orig. front wrap. only; 24cm.Bain?Beinecke, 1994 866.Letter from [Vailima] to James Bain [bookseller], [?14 Oct 1890]: 2nd. An edition of Dumas fils, that shall be complete as to plays, prefaces and prose pamphlets - of the novels, I think very little; I could even get to my grave without reviewing one of them. Let this guide your choice. (Letters 7, 2262; p.17).Alexandre Dumas (1824-97), novelist and dramatist; illegitimate son of Alexandre Dumas. On half-title: 'Representee pour la premiere fois, a Paris, sur le Theatre-Francais, le 19 janvier 1885.' Bookseller's stamp on front free endpaper: Martin & Hubert, Librairie Francaise ... London. 'Soon conversation flits across the Channel, and Mr Stevenson redoubles his vivacity as he [...] denounces the didactics of Dumas fils, for whose literary talent, however, as shown in in such a play as 'Monsieur Alphonse', he entertains a great admiration.' (William Archer: 'Robert Louis Stevenson at "Skerryvore"[Bournemouth]', Critic, 5 Nov 1887, pp.225-7).FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Georges / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1881[1891?].312pp. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 595. Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. Book-ticket: David Nutt, Foreign and Classical Bookseller... London. Notes: Attributed by Mirecourt to Mallefille. Cf. Davidson, A. F. Dumas, p.397. Jean Pierre Felicien Mallefille (1813-68).FLiterature - French

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.L'ile de feu / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1870.2 v. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 629.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Wrapper: 'New Ed.'FLiterature - French

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Theatre complet ... 1-2 & 4-6 serie / Alexandre Dumas.Paris : Michel Levy, 1863-74..15 v. (1-2 & 4-6 only; orig. wrappers (frayed) ; 19cm.Beinecke, 2526 / Ip St48 Zz863D.Only Vs. 4 & 6 marked. V. 4 - Kean (1836): p.18 'This last scene is very good' [I.V.]; p.60 'stunning' [end of Act III; various lines marked] - Piquillo (1837): p.131 'Comes in two somehow' [end of Act I]; p.182 'This second act is pretty mean.' [end of Act II]; p.182 'Admirable device is the Alcade's pocket' [end of Act III and the play]. - Caligula: not marked. - Paul Jones (1838): no marks until end of IV.v.; p.375 'That's first rate now' [end of IV.v., with most of the end of the scene marked pp.373-4]; p.378 'that's good too' [V.ii]; p.383 'That's a good situation' [V.vi.]; p.387 'I uth these guns' [?] [nearly end of play] - L'Alchimiste: not marked. V. 5 - Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle (1839): p.1 opposite names of characters is written 'Sarah Bernhardt' opposite Mademoiselle Gabrielle De Belle-Isle, 'Delaunay' [Louis-Arsene Delaunay, 1826-1903, celebrated French actor] opposite Le Duc De Richelieu, and opposite other characters several other names. V. 5 otherwise unmarked. Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. Contents: for full, vide BN, XLIV, col. 93-4. RGS notes: Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle was Sarah Bernhardt's first play upon her return to the Comedie Francaise in 1872, and it was performed every year (except 1880) from 1869-83. In her autobiography she mentions no performences after 1872, but RLS's annotations probably refer to a performance that he saw in Paris in the mid-1870's. Sidney Colvin, 'Stevensoniana', Scribner's Magazine, 52 (Nov 1912), 602-6, discusses and publishes in full RLS's annotations in W. E. Henley's copy of this same 15 vol. edition.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgs, rdDumas, Alexandre.Theatre complet ... 11 serie / Alexandre Dumas.Paris : Michel Levy, 1863-74.15 v. : orig. wrappers (frayed and abraded); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 492.notes.
These are perhaps (but see note below) the extensive notes (not those logged here for the other 15-vol Dumas in the Beinecke) by RLS in a 15-vol set of plays by Dumas père, transcribed by Sidney Colvin (who says they probably date from autumn/winter 1884-85) in 'Stevensoniana', Scribner's Magazine 52 (Nov 1912): 602-06. RLS Praises in particular _La Tour de Nesle_ and _Mariage sons Louis XV_, which he says unconsciously has inspired much of _Prince Otto_ ("But even I, the thief, am surprised to see  how much of Otto is more or less unconsciously stolen from this play, which is about A. D. at his best").
(However in the article, Colvin talks of a bound set and these are in their original wrappers; maybe RLS made these longer notes in Henley's edition on the basis of the short notes in his own – if so, we have no information as yet on their present location; the notes in this beinecke copy need to be logged to see if there is any relation between the two).
Essay: La Nuits Blanches: The extensive notes by RLS in a 15-vol set of plays by Dumas père (possibly "Beinecke, 1994 492" - RLS Lib Db), transcribed by Sidney Colvin ('Stevensoniana', Scribner's Magazine 52 (Nov 1912): 602-06), contains the following (Colvin's comments in brackets):
"La Tour de Nesle. [The great acknowledged masterpiece among historic melodramas, the thrill of which can never be forgotten by those who first witnessed it in youth at the old Porte St. Martin theatre.] Well, you know, that is how to do it. I defy the world to lick that melodrama."
Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. Contents: Urban Grandier; Le Vingt-quatre Fevrier; La Chasse au Chastre; La Barriere de Clichy le Vampire.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Isaac Laquedem / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1878.2 v. (V 2 all wanting after title) : orig. wrappers (back V 2 lacking); 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 687.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70, novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Nouvelle Collection Michel Levy. On front wrappers: Nouvelle edition.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.La comtesse de Charny / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Calman Levy, 1881-89.6 v. (V 2 only); orig. wrappers severely chewed with loss date and much text.Beinecke, 1994 600.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Book ticket on front wrapper: Douglas & Foulis, booksellers & librarians ... [Edin]burgh. Notes: V 1-2: 1882; V 3-4: 1881; V 5: 1889; V 6: 1883. Sequel to Ange Pitou. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France (1755-1793); France History Revolution 1789-99, Fiction.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.La dame de Monsoreau / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 18683 v. : orig. wrappers (frayed; front of V 1 wanting); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 497.Letter from [Bournemouth] to W. E. Henley, [25 Jan 1886]: Some of Laquedem is excellent; some of it incredibly fatuous. (Letters 5. 1524; p.184).Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes? Series: Collection Michel Levy. First published 1853. Letter from [Bournemouth] to W. E. Henley, [25 Jan 1886]: Some of Laquedem is excellent; some of it incredibly fatuous. (Letters 5. 1524; p.184).- Mehew note: RLS and Henley were planning an anthology, Masterpieces of Prose Literature.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.La reine Margot / Alexander Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1866.2 v. (V 2 only); orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 594.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Notes: Written in collaboration with Auguste Maquet Cf. NUC pre-1956. Sequel: La dame de Monsereau. Auguste Maquet (1813-88). Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Henry IV, King of France, (1553-1615). St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre 1572. Fiction.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.La San Felice / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1876.4 v. (V 2 only) : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 597.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. bookseller's stamp: Librairie Parisienne, Hyeres. Notes: Sequel Emma Lyonna. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Hamilton, Emma, Lady, (1761?-1815). Naples (Kingdom) History 1735-1861. Fiction.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbDumas, Alexandre.La tulipe noire / Alexandre Dumas.Paris : Calman Levy, 1885.?pp. : wrappers; 12mo.Safford lot 8.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. Details from Bib. Nat.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rdDumas, Alexandre.Le batard de Mauleon / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy, 1871.2 v. ; orig. green paper wrappers; 12mo.Safford lot 8.Buffalo, PR5499 no.15v.1-v.2 (OCLC: 23400715).list of 24 European countries at end of V 1. marginal notes. Letter from Bournemouth to George Saintsbury [q.v.], 2 Feb 1886: Next we tackled the affair of Dr. Guesclin and the Free Companies from Le Batard de Mauleon. This is unexceptionable: characteristic in every way; complete in itself; tout ce que vous voudrez - only - first, it runs so much in dialogue that it is scarcely fair as a narrative, at least on the face - fundamentally I think both you and I would judge it true and good narrative; second, it is unfair to Dumas, for while light, airy, bonhomme, and all the rest of it, it has no marks of force, none of the lion's claw about it. (Letters 5, 1536; p.193).Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. Nouvelle edition. In a slip-case. Mehew note: RLS and W. E. Henley were planning an anthology, Masterpieces of Prose Literature. FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Le chateau d'Eppstein / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy, 1879.2 v. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 592.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. Book-ticket: David Nutt, Foreign and Classical Bookseller ... London.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Le chevalier de Harmental / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy, 1877-82.2 v. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 585.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. Written in collaboration with Auguste Maquet (1813-88). Cf NUC pre-1956. Sequel: Une fille du regent. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Orleans, Philippe duc d' (1674-1723). Cellamare Conspiracy 1718. France History Regency 1715-1723. Fiction.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Le chevalier de Maison-Rouge / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy, 1882-83.2 v. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 588.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes? Series: Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. Written in collaboration with Auguste Maquet. Cf. NUC pre-1856. Sequel to La comtesse de Charny. V 1. dated 1883. Auguste Maquet (1813-88). Subjects ( Lib. Cong.): Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, (1755-93). Girondists Fiction. France History Revolution 1789-99.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Le chevalier de Maison-Rouge / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy, 1877.2 v. : orig.. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 590.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes? Series: Michel Levy. Written in collaboration with Auguste Maquet. Cf. NUC pre-1856. Sequel to La comtesse de Charny. V 1. dated 1883. Auguste Maquet (1813-88). Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, (1755-93). Girondists Fiction. France History Revolution 1789-99.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rdDumas, Alexandre.Le comte de Monte-Cristo / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1887.6 v. ; orig. green paper wrappers; 12mo.Safford lot 8.Buffalo, PR5499 no.16v.1-v.6 (OCLC: 17627736).inscription on half-title: 'From the library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson. Purchased May 1899 at Apia, Samoa, by W. E. Safford.'Essay: A Gossip on Romance (1882): The early part of Monte Cristo ... is a piece of perfect story-telling; the man never breathed who shared these incidents without a tremor. Letter from Hyeres to Bob Stevenson, 31 Dec [1883]: I have just re-read Monte Cristo. Third time. 'Tis horrid fun; but as soon as the treasure is found becomes - well - powerful rot. (Letters 4, 1210; p.229). Essay: 'The Ideal House', 1884 (Tus. 25) p.195 - one for 'the three shelves of eternal books that never weary ...' Letter from [Bournemouth] to W. E. Henley, [Feb 1886]: Monte Cristo came, but the passage is not complete in that volume. (Letters 5, 1546; p.200). Mehew note: RLS and Henley were planning an anthology, Masterpieces of Prose Literature, in 1886.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. Nouvelle edition. In a slip-case. Letter from Bournemouth to George Saintsbury [q.v.], 2 Feb 1886: And now we begin to think of sneaking back to Monte Cristo: say, from the death of the Abbe to the finding of the treasure. To this, the objections are apparent - the excerpt is unintelligible without explanations, and would thus stand alone in our collection; and it has been read, in some twopenny travesty, by everyone in England. The last, as a piece of justice to Dumas, may almost be counted as a reason in its favour. For is it not sad to consider Dumas, the most untranslateable of men, has fallen (except for a small fragment translated by yourself in the Fortnightly into the hands of mere browsing, moonlit, penny-a-lining sheep, and the forlorn 'promontory goats' of Grub Street - or cafe.? (Letters 5, 1536; pp.193-4).- Mehew note: A translation of a passage from Les Quarante Cinq (1848) in his article 'Alexandre Dumas' in the Fortnightly Review of 1 Oct 1878. nmb3FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Le docteur mysterieux / Alexandre Dumas.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1872.2 v. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 582.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Creation et Redemption; 1. ptie.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Le mors vont vite / Alexandre Dumas.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1861.2 v. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 581.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Contents: 1 Chateaubriand ; M. le duc et Madame la duchesse d'Orleans ; Hegesippe Moreau ; Beranger. 2. Eugene Sue ; Alfred de Musset ; Achille Deveria ; Lefevre-Deumier ; La derniere annee de Marie Dorval.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rdDumas, Alexandre.Le vicomte de Bragelonne, ou, dix ans plus tard / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Calmann Lévy, 1884.6 v. : orig. green paper wrappers; ?Safford lot 8.Buffalo, PR5499 no.17v.1-v.6 (OCLC: 17786849)inscription on fly-leaf: 'From the library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson. Purchased at Apia, Samoa, May 25, 1899 by W. E. Safford.Essay: 'Gossip on a Novel of Dumas's' in Memories and Portraits (1887): But it is either four or five times that I have read The Egoist, and either five or six that I have read the Vicomte de Bragelonne. / ... My acquaintance with the Vicomte began ... in ... 1863, when I had the advantage of studying certain dessert plates in a hotel in Nice. ... My first perusal was in one of those pirated editions that swarmed at that time out of Brussells, and ran to such a troop of neat and dwarfish volumes. ... My next reading was in winter-time, when I lived alone [at Swanston] upon the Pentlands. ... / Since then I have been going to and fro at very brief intervals in my favourite book; and I have now just risen from my last (let me call it my fifth) perusal, having liked it better and admired it more seriously than ever. Perhaps I have a sense of ownership, being so well known in these six volumes. ... Perhaps, if I am not careful, ... I may come to fancy the Vicomte one of the first, and Heaven knows the best, of my own works. (Tus.29, pp.111-12).Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. In a slip-case. RLS's 'favourite book'. Essay: 'The Ideal House', 1884 (Tus. 25) p.195 - one for 'the three shelves of eternal books that never weary ...' Letter from [Bournemouth to W. E. Henley, [25 Jan 1886]: I have had several field days at Belle Isle; and now have the whole thing [elaborates and explains method] Belle Isle will be hard to translate; but it makes a handsome story by itself. (Letters 5, 1524; pp.183-4).- Mehew note: RLS and Henley were planning an anthology, Masterpieces of Prose Literature. Essay: 'On the Art of Literature": The brilliant improvisations of the elder, and so vastly the greater Dumas, are not devoid of moral beauty or they would not be so entrancing to read; and the friendship of the four fighting comrades carries us with approval through all the dingy adventures of the Three Musquetairs, Vingt Ans Apres and the Vicomte de Bragelonne. It is noteworthy, too, how this series improves in tone, and toward the end becomes, in its light, idle style, truly and humanly affecting.' (ms. Silverado) NMB note: 'The Man in the Iron Mask' is a sequence taken from the latter part of 'The Viscount of Bragelonne'. Swearingen p.116. Norquay p.145-57. See Longer comments.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rdDumas, Alexandre.Les blancs et les bleus / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy, 1884.3 v. (V 2 & V 3 only); orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 589.Essay: Letter to a Young Gentleman who proposes to embrace the Career of Art: 'Le Blancs et Bleus (for instance) is of an order of merit very different from Le Vicomte de Bragelonne [q.v.]' (Tus.28, p.9) See Longer comments.
Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Book-ticket: David Nutt, Foreign and Classical Bookseller ... London.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Les trois mousquetaires / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Calmann Levy, [188-?].2 v. (V 2 only); orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 865.signature: 'Hurllich'.Letters from [Bournemouth to W. E. Henley: 1. [?6 Feb 1886]: Trois Mousequetaires arrived - nothing else as yet. - 2. [?7 Feb 1886]: I have studied The Three Musketeers, none of the others having yet turned up; and on this I have a new idea: a very short piece: 'D'Artagnan and the Assassins'. - 3. [?8 Feb 1886]: I think I have Dumas at last: The three quarrels and the fight in the beginning of Three Musketeers: only about 15 pp. - 4. [Feb 1886]: I adhere to the duel; it is the finest single passage of Dumas, and woth ten of the Bastion: Athos and D'Artagnan are both sublime, and the style singularly elastic and straight as a die. A and d'A waiting for their seconds are epic. (Letters 5, 1542, 1544, 1545 & 1546; pp. 197,198. 199 & 200). Letter from W. E. Henley to RLS, 8 Feb 1886: 'I was amazed to hear about the non-arrival of the books. They were sent off the same day as the Mousquetaires; not by post, but per P.D.C. You had better enquire about them, as there's no ready money to get more.' (Atkinson, p.148).Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. Notes: Written in collaboration with Auguste Maquet - Cf. Davidson, A. F. Dumas, p.401. Sequel: Vingt ans apres. Auguste Maquet (1813-88). Subjects (Lib. Cong.): France History Louis XIII (1610-43) Fiction. Mehew note: RLS and Henley were planning an anthology, Masterpieces of Prose Literature in 1886.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Olympe de Cleves / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1882.3 v. (V 1 chewed): orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 587.Letter from [Marseilles] to W. E. Henley, [Oct 1882]: Have you ever read Olympe de Cleves? If not, remember it must be read. Even George Meredith [q.v] says: 'It contains a remarkable study of love.' (Letters 4, 1001; p.13).Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. Notes: Written probably in collaboration with Paul Lacroix [i.e. P. L. Jacob, q.v.]. Cf. Nuc pre-1956. Jacob, P. L. 1806-84. Subjects Lib. Cong.): France History Louis XV, 1715-1774 Fiction. Letter from Bournemouth to George Saintsbury [q.v.],2 Feb 1886: [Asks S. to suggest a passage 'which shall be fair to Dumas', etc.] Let me add that in our conception of a masterpiece, the fortune of the subject is regarded as an essential part: as, for instance if the 'Fall of the House of Usher' were twenty times as good as itis, we should hold it excluded by the subject. I do not mean that I would except against that unknown masterpiece Olympe de Cleves, yet the public might. (Letters 5, 1536: p.194).- Mehew note: RLS and W. E. Henley were planning an anthology, Masterpieces of Prose Literature. FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Un pays inconnu, publiee par / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1873.320pp. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 584.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Collection Michel Levy. Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. book-ticket: David Nutt, Foreign and Classical Bookseller... London. Subjects(Lib. Cong.): Havana (Cuba). Brazil Description and Travel.FTravel, Exploration and Description - Central and South America

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Impressions de voyage. Le capitaine Arena. / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1884.290pp. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 598.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Sicily and the Lipari Islands.FTravel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Italy

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nmb, rgsDumas, Alexandre.Impressions de voyage. Le Capitaine Arena. / Alexandre Dumas.New.Paris : Michel Levy, 1879.3 v. (V 2 only - 293pp.); orig. wrappers (V 1 inside out on V2); 19cm..Beinecke, 1994 599.Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), novelist. From Oeuvres Completes. Series: Nouvelle collection Michel Levy. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Switzerland Description and Travel.FTravel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Switzerland

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nmbDunlop, John C.History of Prose Fiction. New Edition Revised with Notes, Appendices, and Index, by Henry Wilson / John C. Dunlop.London : George Bell, 1888.2 v. 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 57.John Colin Dunlop. Henry Wilson. ?First published in Bohn's Standard Library 1846. nmb4.Literature - English - History

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nmbDunlop, John Charles & Alison Hay DunlopThe Book of Old Edinburgh and Handbook to the Old Edinburgh Street for the International Exhibition of Industry, Science & Art / John Charles Dunlop and Alison Hay Dunlop.Large Paper.Edinburgh : David Douglas, 1886.160pp. : ill.; 8vo.Thin.privately owned - New Zealand.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.Letter from [Bournemouth] to William B. Hole, [late Sept 1886]: Many thanks for the beautiful book: some of the pictures are most engaging, and some very spirited. Letters 5, 1710A; p.325). nmb3.John Charles Dunlop. Alison Hay Dunlop. Edition: 100 (no. 57 of 70 for sale); ills by William Hole A.R.S.A. (1846-1917), painter and etcher who illustrated Kidnapped; acted in the Fleeming Jenkin [q.v.] theatricals with RLS. Details from NMB's own copy 'No.13' - inked on reverse of title, with, in pencil: 'From T & A Constable [printers] / DD [?David Douglas, editor] / April 1887'. Exhibition held at the Meadows, Edinburgh 1886. nmb3.Art - Architecture - Scotland - Edinburgh

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nmbDunn, Sinclair.The Auld Scotch Sangs and Ballads: Arranged and Harmonized / Sinclair Dunn.New Popular.Glasgow : Morison Brothers, 1893.128pp. : 28cm.Beinecke, 1994 +72.Sinclair Dunn, editor.ScLiterature - Scots - Ballad and Song

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nmbDunn, Sinclair.The Auld Scotch Sangs and Ballads. Second Series. Arranged and Harmonized / Sinclair Dunn.Glasgow : Morison Brothers, 1894.128pp : 28cm.Beinecke, 1994 +73.Sinclair Dunn, editor.ScLiterature - Scots - Ballad and Song

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nmb, rgsDupre Lasalle, Emile.Michel de l'Hospital avant son elevation au post de Chancelier de France 1505-1558 / Emile Dupre Lasale.Paris : Ernest Thorin, 1875.366pp. : ports.; orig. wrappers; 23cm.Beinecke, 1994 537,Emile Dupre Lasalle (b.1817), lawyer. Michel de l'Hospital (1507-1573), statesman and chancellor of France; advocated policy of toleration and inclusion of Protestant heretics; sought reformation of French church.FHistory - France - 16th Century

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nmbDyer, William.Works / William Dyer.London : 1777.? : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 223.signature of Thomas Stevenson.Rev. William Dyer (d.1696), minister of Cholsbury, Bucks. ?'Christ's Famous Titles, and A Believer's Golden Chain, handled in Diverse Sermons. Together with his Cabinet of Jewels; ...' NLS has copy: Falkirk : Printed by Daniel Reid, and sold at his shop, and by the booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland. 1777 ; 287pp. : 12mo. Binding: sheep; re-backed. Religion - Christianity - Church of Scotland

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nmbEdwardes, Herbert B., Sir.Memorials of the Life and Letters of Major-General Sir Herbert B. Edwardes, K.C.B., K.C.S.L., D.C.L. of Oxford; LL.D. of Cambridge ... / Sir Herbert B. Edwardes.London : Kegan Paul, Trench, 1886.2 v. ; pls.. ill., fold. facsim., ports.; 23cm.Letters from [Saranac] to Edward L. Burlingame: 1. [c26Jan 1888]; P.P.S. I wish you would purchase [emphasis] for , and despatch to me Kaye and Malleson's Sepoy War and if you can get it Herbert Edwardes - I think it is only - Letters but it may be Life and Letters. 2. [6 Feb 1888]: Mutiny and Edwardes to hand. (Letters 6, 2002 & 2006; pp.106 & 109).Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes (1819-68). By his wife, Lady Emma Edwardes. Details from BL - Subject: British occupation of India. For projected novel The White Nigger? See Longer comments.History - Britain - Military - Indian Mutiny

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rgsEdwards, George Skene.Report of the Trial of Malcolm Gillespie / George Skene Edwards.Glasgow : William Robertson, 1827.Silverado.Silverado note: from the library of Austin Strong.George Skene Edwards, head of legal firm, Skene Edwards under whom RLS was apprenticed as a lawyer.Law - Scots - Trial

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nmbEgan, Pierce.The Flower of the Flock / Pierce Egan.London : W. S. Johnson & Co., [1865].3 v. : 8vo.Essay: 'Popular Authors' (1888): ... And then remembered that he too had once revelled in three volumes: The Flower of the Flock the book was called, not without pathos for the considerative mind; but even the flower of Egan's flock was not good enough for the critics or circulating libraries, so that I purchased my own copy, quite unread, for three shillings at a railway bookstall. (Tus.28, p.24)Pierce Egan the younger (1814-80), son of the above.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbEgan, Pierce.Tom and Jerry. Life in London / Pierce Egan.London : J. C. Hotten, n.d.[1869?]406pp. : ills.(36 leaves pls.); small 8vo./21cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 225.Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, 17 Apr 1894: I am very anxious you should send me / 1st. Tom and Jerry, a cheap edition. (Letters 8, 2721; p.264).Pierce Egan (1772-1849), journalist and sports writer (Boxiana). 'Numerous coloured illustrations from real life, designed by I. R. and G. Cruikshank.' Introduction dated 1869. John Camden Hotten. Contains 'Life in London', a new song by Pierce Egan, set to muscic by J. Voight (pp143-59). First published in 1821 as 'Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn and his Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom'. nmb6.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rdElliott, George.The Life of the most noble Arthur, Duke of Wellington, from the Period of his first Achievements in India, down to his Invasion of France and the Peace of Paris in 1814 ... / George Elliot. London : Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1815.655pp. : engr. front. & map; 8vo.Safford lot 9.Buffalo, PR5499 no.18 (OCLC: 54334742).RLS's Skerryvore bookplate inside front cover.George Elliott, biographer. Title continues: 'comprhending not only the personal Mmemoirs of that Illustrious Hero, but including, likewise, an Historical View of the origin, Progress, and Termination of the Peninsular War, also the Civil and Miltary Transactions in Spain and Portugal ...; together with Biographical Notices of Eminent Contemporary Military Characters.' (BL). Binding: sepia leather - in slipcase. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection - his bookplate inside portfolio. nmb7History - Britain - Military - India and Napoleonic Wars

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nmb, rgsEllis, William.Narrative of a Tour through Hawaii, or Owhyhee; with Observations on the Natural History of the Sandwich Islands; ... / William Ellis.3rd.London : H. Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson; [etc.], 1827. (varnished)480pp. : engr. front.(port.), ills., pls., 8 fold. maps; 8vo./23cm.Beinecke, 2527 / Ip St48 +Zz827E.RLS's bookplate mounted inside upper cover.William Ellis (1794-1872), gardener, missionary; in Sandwich Isles and Hawaii 1822; also wrote Three Visits to Madagascar, 1858. Title continues: 'and Remarks on the Manners, Customs, Traditions, History and Language of their Inhabitants.'Travel, Exploration and Description - Oceania - Polynesia

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rgsEmerson, Ralph Waldo.Essays: First Series / Ralph Waldo Emerson.New.Boston : Phillips, Sampson, 1855.333pp. : 19cm. (varnished)Silverado, 1855.0001.signature on endpapers 'A. P. Marsh'; Silverado database declares 'Part of Stevenson's private collection in his library at Vailima, Samoa.Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), essayist, lecturer and poet who championed individualism. Binding: brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine.Literature - American - Essays and Belle Lettres

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nmbEmerson, W.The Elements of Optics: In Four Books [together with] Perspective: Or, the Art of Drawing the Representations of all Objects upon a Plane: In Two Sections / W. Emerson.1st.London : Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, Bookseller in Ordinary to His Majesty, 1768.246 & 111pp.; pls. : 8vo.ASP inscription on half-title of first: 'Thomas Stevenson'; ex libris Dr. C. W. Graham, opthalmic surgeon.several minor notes in ink, mostly textual corrections, probably by TS; one, opposite a description of the theoretical particulate nature of light: 'Now discarded.'William Emerson (1701-82), mathematician. Binding: full calf. Details from BL & NLS.Science - Optics

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nmb, rgsEnnery, Adolphe d'.Le Lac de Glenaston; drame en cinq parties; precede les chercheurs d'or: prologue en un acte imite de l'anglais de M. Dion Boucicault / Adolphe d'Ennery.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1861.86pp. : orig. wrappers; 22cm.Beinecke, 1994 686.Adolphe d'Ennery (1811-99), dramatist and librettist. 'Represente pour la premiere fois, a Paris, sur le Theatre de l'Ambigu-Comoque le 17 Octobre 1861.' Series: Collection Michel Levy. Bibliotheque dramatique. Dion Boucicault (1820-1890), actor and stage-manager. Early play set in the gold fields of California.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmbEpiscopal Church of Scotland.A Representation of the State of the Church in North Britain, as to Episcopacy and Liturgy; and of the Suffering of the Orthodox and Regular Clergy, [from the Enemies to both?] especially within the Diocese of Aberdeen. ... / Episcopal Church of Scotland.London : Printed for W. and J. Innys; and sold by James Bettenham, 1718.108pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 467.name? on title.Title continues: 'To which is prefixed a Disquisition concerning Ecclesiastical Censures in Causes Civil and Criminal ... With original papers, etc.' Variant copy with semi-colon after 'Liturgy'. Details from NLS.Religion - Christianity - Episcopal Church of Scotland

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nmbErasmus.Erasmus. In Praise of Folly, Illustrated with many curious cuts, Designed, drawn, and etched by Hans Holbein, with Portrait, Life of Erasmus, and his epistle addressed to Sir Thomas More / Erasmus.London : Reprinted by Reeves & Turner, n.d.[1870?]?206pp. : front (port.) & 47 cuts; small 8vo./18cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 226.privately owned - Buffalo, NY.Inside front cover, label signed by Isobel Strong which reads: From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima. Gerrit Gerritszoon, scholarly name Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus/of Rotterdam (1466/69-1536), humanist and theologian. First published in 1511 as 'Monae encomium' and 'Laus stultitiae' (dual Latinised Greek and Latin title) and dedicated to Sir Thomas More (1478-1535). Portrait etc. by Hans Holbein. Details from Yale. Binding: half sheep.Philosophy

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nmbErrym, Malcolm J.A Mystery in Scarlet / Malcolm J. Errym.London : The London Miscellany, 1861.Serial in 18 weekly pts. : ills.Letters from Honolulu: 1. to Edward L. Burlingame, 8 Feb 1889: ... I will send you a paper for the Mag: a sort of addendum to 'Popular Authors', some good soul having sent me the book I asked for and my discovering in that poor old favourite of my boyhood a real (murdered) literary talent. 2. to Adelaide Boodle, 6 Apr 1889: Do you know that I got the Mystery in Scarlet after all? I wonder if through you? But I got it, and liked it hugely - far better than I ever expected; and see that Mr Errym (query Merry) had a genuine influence on me, and wish I had his talent, above all in sketching girls. (Letters 6, 2132 & 2154; pp.248 & 279).Pseud. of James Malcolm Rymer (1814-84), editor and prolific popular novelist for 'Penny Dreadfuls' such as Reynold's Miscellany. Finely illustrated by 'Phiz' - Hablot Knight Browne (1815-82). Story created a mild sensation at the time. Not traced in any library by NMB. Details from 'Peeps into the Past' online. Essay: Popular Authors. Swearingen pp.123-4.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story - Serialisation

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nmbEuripides.The Tragedies of Euripides, Literally Translated or Revised, with Critical and Explanatory Notes by T. A. Buckley / Euripides.London : Bell & Daldy, 1871.2 v. (V1 only) : port. ; 8vo./19cmAnderson Part 1, Lot 227.RLS's bookplate. a few notes; markings and underscorings. Euripides (c480-406 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Rev. Theodore Alois Buckley (1825-56). V 2. publisher : George Bell and Sons. Details from Yale. Bohn's Classical Library. nmb4.Gr - trLiterature - Classical - Greek - Comedy and Drama

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nmb rgsEuripides.Euripidis Tragoedia Duae, Medea et Alcestis; cum Interpretatione Latina Georgii Buchanani Scoti / Euripides.Edinburgi : In Aedibus Thomae Ruddimanni; Prostant Venales apud Georgium Stewart Bibliopolam ..., 1722.221pp. : 8vo./15cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 67. Hellman.Beinecke, 1994 612.bookplate: 'From the library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima', authenticated by Isobel Strong; inscription: 'Robert Newbigging ... Edinbr.'Euripides (c480-406 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Medea (Latin and Greek). Title continues: 'ad Optimorum Codicum Fidem Castigate. In Usum Academarium Scoticarum'. First published 1557? Ms. line nos. through half of text; ms. note & drawing on first leaf (half lost). George Buchanan (q.v.) Binding: sheep; broken.Gk & LLiterature - Classical - Greek - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsEvans, Charles.A Concise Biographical Sketch of William Penn / Charles Evans.Philadelphia : For Sale at Friends' Book-Store, [1876].60pp. : 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 437.William Penn (1644-1718), democratic, Quaker, founder of Pennsylvania and planner of Philadelphia. Charles Evans (1802-79). An exact reprint of the introduction to Penn's 'No Cross, no Crown', Phila. [1876]; 60, 408pp. The sketch is 'taken principally from a work entitled Friends in the seventeenth century [by C. Evans]'. Text begins [p.3]: The following is a brief sketch. For RLS's projected 1880 essay on Penn, see Swearingen, p50.Literature - American - Biography

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nmb, rgsExpilly, Jean Joseph.Description Historique-Geographique des Iles Britanniques ou de Royaumes d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse, et d'Irlande / Jean Joseph Expilly.La Haye : 1759.464pp. : 4 fold. maps; 17cm.Beinecke, 2528 / Ip St48 Zz759E.RLS's visiting card laid in; signature of Thomas Stevenson on half-title: 'Thomas Stevenson 1839'; bookplate of Bibliotheca Lamoniana mounted on verso of front fly-leaf, under which signature 'Thomas Evanson White, - London 1797.Jean Joseph, M. l'Abbe [d']Expilly (1719-83), abbot, geographer and church administrator. Binding: red morocco, with arms of nicholas Rene berryer stamped in gold on covers.FScience - Geography - Britain

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nmbFellows, Henry P.Boating Trips on New England Rivers / Henry P. Fellows.1st.Boston : Cupples, Upham and company, 1884.176pp. : ills., maps; 12mo./19.5cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 227. Abromson.presentation copy with inscription: 'With compliments of the author - Boston, April 10, 1884.'; RLS's visiting card.Henry P. Fellows. Illustrated by Willis H. Beals. Contents: An Inland Voyage on the Sudbury, Concord, and Merrimac Rivers. - An Autumn Cruise on the Housatonic. - The Nashua River. (Middlesex and Berkshire Counties, Massachusetts) Details from Harvard.Travel, Exploration and Description - America - New England

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nmbFergusson, Alexander.Chronicles of the Cumming Club and Memories of Old Academy Days MDCCCXLI-MDCCCXLVI compiled by / Alexander Cumming.Limited.Edinburgh : Printed for Cumming Club by T. & A. Constable at the University Press, 1887.229pp. : plates. port.; 24cm.Beinecke, 1994 668.Lt. Col. Alexander Fergusson (1830-92), historiographer to the Cumming Club. Edition: No. 221 of 250 copies. Refers to 1841-1846.Miscellaneous - Club and Society

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nmb, rgsFergusson, Robert.The Works. To which is prefixed a Sketch of the Author's Life / Robert Fergusson.London : Printed [by Oliver & Co., Edinburgh] for S. A. & H. Oddy, 1807.364pp. : pls. port; 8vo./22cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 228. Hellman. Peabody Lot 6.Vailima book label signed by Isobel Strong.a few pages marked in pencil, with page of references in the back - ?by RLS.Robert Fergusson (1750-74), Edinburgh poet, who committed suicide in its Bedlam asylum; his 'Poems' published 1773. Details from NLS. Binding: half roan; rubbed. Letter from Vailima to W. Craibe Angus, Apr 1891: ' ... we are three Robins [Burns, Fergusson and himself] who have touched the Scots lyre this last century.' (Letters 7, 2316; p.110). In a letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, on 18 May 1894, RLS proposed to dedicate the Edinburgh Edition of his Collected Works to Fergusson, ' - so clever a boy, so wild, of such a mixed strain, so unfortunate ... so like myself.' He also suggested Baxter repair Fergusson's gravestone originally erected by Burns, adding a benefactory inscription if necessary. Binding: half roan; rubbed. RGS note: According to the Journal of the Robert Louis Stevenson Club (London), no.15 (Feb 1954), pp.9-10, this is one of the nine books previously in Stevenson's library at Vailima that were returned to Samoa in celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. For more re this, see Goodman : Penitent Pardon'd.) Hellman: in slip/solander case. nmb5. Literature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsFerrier, James Frederick.Philosophical Works of the late James Frederick Ferrier. Lectures on Greek Philosophy. Ed. Sir Alexander Grant and R. L. Lushington / James Frederick Ferrier.New.Edinburgh; London : William Blackwood and Sons, 1881-83.3 v. : 20cm. (varnished)Beinecke, 2529 / Ip St48 Zz881F / 1994 695.presentation copy with inscription on p. [1] of V 2.: 'To R. L. Stevenson from E. A. Ferrier.'; RLS's bookplate mounted inside upper covers; bookplate of Edwin John Beinecke. [? V 1].marked passages and notes on contents page.Letter from [Bournemouth] to Elizabeth Anne Ferrier, late Sept or early Oct 1884]: I received ever so long ago your father's books, and have read the Greek lectures with the greatest interest and admiration; I believe I may add with profit. (Letters 5, 1301; p.8).James Frederick Ferrier (1808-64), Professor of Moral Philosophy and Political Economy at St. Andrews; father of RLS's friends J. Walter and E. A. ('Coggie') Ferrier; nephew novelist Susan Ferrier; married Margaret Anne, daughter John Wilson ('Christopher North' of Noctes Ambrosianae fame). Contents: V 1. Institutes of metaphysic; V 2. Lectures on Greek philosophy; V 3. Philosophical remains. Edwin John Beinecke (b.1887), Fuller Construction and chairman Sperry and Hutchinson; benefactor of Yale. nmb4.Philosophy

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rd, nmb, rgsFerrier, James Walter.Mottiscliffe: An Autumn Story / James Walter Ferrier.Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1877.2 v. : 8vo.Silverado,1877.0001.presentation copy with inscription to RLS's mother: 'To Mrs. Stevenson with the author's best regards. Edinburgh 1877.'; note by Isobel Strong: 'From RLS Library in Vailima. I think the author was a cousin.'inscription: 'From RLS Vailima library' in both; RD note: This was probably RLS's review copy.James Walter Ferrier (1850-83), son of Professor James Frederick Ferrier, and ill-starred friend of RLS; joint editor with RLS of Edinburgh University Magazine (q.v.). Reviewed in 'New Novels' in The Academy, 4 Aug 1877, pp. 108-9. Tusitala 28. Swearingen p.29.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsFerry, Gabriel.Les dernieres annees d'Alexandre Dumas 1864-1870 / Gabriel Ferry.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1883.347pp. : orig. front wrapper only; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 690.Pseud. of Gabriel de Bellemare (1846-?), son of Louis de Bellemare (1809-52), travel writer, who used same pseudonym. Series: Bibliotheque contemporaine.FLiterature - French - Biography

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nmbFetherstonhaugh, Maria Georgiana, Hon. Mrs.Kilcorran / Hon. Mrs. Maria Georgiana Fetherstonhaugh.London, Bungay [printed] : R. Bentley and Son, 1877.2 v. : 8vo.Hon. Mrs. Maria Georgiana Fetherstonhaugh, nee Carleton (1842-1918), novelist. Details from BL. Reviewed by RLS in 'New Novels' in The Academy, 4 Aug 1877, pp.108-9. Tusitala 28. Swearingen p.29.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbFeuillet, Octave.Morte / Octave Feuillet.14th.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1886.306pp. : orig. wrappers; 19cm. Washington (St. Louis), PR3450 1800.Beinecke, 1994 579.Octave Feuillet (1821-90), romancier and dramatist; member French Academy. Works 1858. From Oeuvres completes. Series: Bibliotheque contemporaine. Stamp: 'Mr. Franz Thim. Publisher & Foreign Bookseller.'FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmbFielding, Henry.The History of Jonathan Wild, the Great; etc. / Henry Fielding.Cook's.London : Printed for C. Cooke, and sold by all the booksellers in Great-Britain, [1795?].208pp. :pls.; 18mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 229.RLS's bookplate.Henry Fielding (1707-54), novelist and magistrate. Details from NLS. Binding: sheep; worn.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbFielding, Henry.The Novels of Henry Fielding, [comprising] Tom Jones, The Adventures of Joseph Andrews and Amelia / Henry Fielding.London : Bell and Daldy, n.d. [18??]539pp. : port., etchings; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 229.Washington, St.L, PR3450 1800.RLS's visiting card (Washington says bookplate).a few passages marked in pencil (Anderson).Essay: 'On the Art of Literature', 1880: 'Many a man deceives himself entirely as to his purpose in a work; and this self deception is usually moral. Defoe began Robinson Crusoe under the idea he was about to inculcate filial obedience; Fielding had a notion by Joseph Andrews, he should only laugh at Richardson; but it is a man shipwrecked on an island that is given in the first; and [breaks here] (ms. Silverado) Henry Fielding (1707-54), novelist and magistrate. 20 etchings on steel by G. Cruikshank. Incls. History of Jonathan Wild?Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbFilon, Augustin.Histoire de la litterature anglaise: depuis ses origines jusqu'a nos jours / Auguste Filon.Paris : Hachette, 1883.644pp. : 16mo.Letter from Bournemouth to the editor of the Athenaeum, 10 Jan 1885: I saw that the French Academy had distinguished the history of English literature produced in 1883 by M. Augustin Filon, and feeling sure that I should be rewarded, fell into a trap against which I wish to warn your readers. M. Filon is a rash and ignorant compiler; he has read but few of the books of which he treats, many he has not even seen; and he trades in full security on the superior ignorance of the public - and the French Academy. [criticises examples] Such a book can only be described as an imposture. (Letters 5, 1377; pp.67-8).Augustin Filon (1841-1916), writer of romances, novels and literary and historical studies. Letter from [Bournemouth] to Edmund Gosse. [21 Jun 1885]: Filon was the most notorious of swindlers; a ruffian to be scalped, not crowned. (Letters 5, 1477; p.116). Swearingen pp.96-7.FLiterature - French - Historical

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rgsFitzball, Edward.Carmilhan or the Drowned Crew: A Melodrama in Two Acts / Edward Fitzball.Christchurch, Dorset : W. Tucker, 1870.? : ? (wrappers)Silverado, 1870.0003.RLS friendly with Sir Percy Shelley (son of the poet), who also lived in Bournemouth; Christchurch nearby.Edward Fitzball, formerly Ball (1792-1873), melodramatist, song-writer and opera librettist; especially nautical dramas. First published by J. Duncombe [1835?]. 'Words of the Songs in Carlmilhan; and Lord Bateman at Home : April 24, 1867' by Sir Percy Shelley, Edward Fitzball, W. G. F. Beale and Tucker and Son; Boscome Theatre' was published by them in [1867?] (9, [3]pp. 18cm.) - see World Cat. - presumably this relates to that, although not found in any library catalogue by NMB. Silverado note: This play was first produced at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on April 1, 1835. It has now been adapted for the Boscome Stage by Sir Percy B. Shelley.' Binding: light green paper wrappers, black lettering and decoration on cover.Literature - English - Comedy and Drama

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nmbFitzball, Edward.Margaret's Ghost, or the Libertine;s Ship, an original Romance, in Two Acts by / Edward Fitzball.[London : Duncombe & Co.. 1834?]? 44pp. : ill.; 8vo./22cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 438.Edward Fitzball, formerly Ball (1792-1873), melodramatist, song-writer and opera librettist; especially nautical dramas. Series: Duncombe and Co's 'Minor British Drama'; no.3. Details from BL. Pamplet; part of an Anderson lot of 11 pieces.Literature - English - Comedy and Drama

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nmbFlaubert, Gustave.Correspondance / Gustave Flaubert.Paris? : ? [<1891]8vo. or 12mo.? wrappers.Safford lot 21.inscription by Lieut. Safford re purchase from E. W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson. certificate by E. W. Gurr marking in RLS's hand?Letter from Sydney to Elizabeth Fairchild, c1 Sept 1890]: Flaubert has not turned up; I hope he will soon; I knew of him only through Maxime Descamps [du Camp, q.v]. (Letters 6, 2249; p.421). Letter from Vailima to Sidney Colvin, [20 Mar 1891]: Half-past five is our next meal, and I read Flaubert's Letters till the hour came around; ... (Letters 7, 2307; p.92).Gustave Flaubert (1821-90), novelist and seeker after style. Letter from Sydney to Elizabeth Fairchild, c1 Sept 1890]: Flaubert has not turned up; I hope will soon; I knew of him only through Maxime Descamps [du Camp, q.v]. (Letters 6, 2249; p.421). Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb8Literature - French - Journal and Correspondence

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nmb, rdFlaubert, Gustave.L'education sentimentale: histoire d'un jeune homme / Gustave Flaubert.Paris : M. Lévy frères, 1870.2 v. : 24cm.Safford lot 10.Buffalo, PR5499 no.19v.1-v.2 (OCLC: 03046907).Gustave Flaubert (1821-90), novelist and seeker after style. Binding: re-backed, with original green paper front wrapper. In a slip-case.Literature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbFlaubert, Gustave.Tentation de St Antoine / Gustave Flaubert.Paris : Charpentier et Cie, 1874.296pp. : 8vo./23cm.Letter from Edinburgh to Frances Sitwell, [21 Oct 1874]: ... I find I have no time for reading except times of fatigue when I wish merely to relax myself. O - and I read over and again for this purpose - Flaubert's Tentation de St Antoine: it struck me a good deal at first, but this second time has fetched me immensely; I am but just done with it, so you will know the large proportion of salt to take with my present statement that it's the finest thing I ever read! Of course, it isn't that, its full of longeurs, and not quite 'red up', as we say in Scotland, not quite articulate; but there are splendid things in it. (Letters 2, 325; p.66).Gustave Flaubert (1821-90), novelist and seeker after style.Literature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsForbes-Mitchell, William.Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-59: including the Relief, Siege, and Capture of Lucknow, and the Campaigns in Rohilcund and Oude / William Forbes-Mitchell.London : Macmillan, 1894.295pp. : plates. fold. maps; 20cm.Beinecke, 7908.inscription on half-title: This book has a value as R.L.S. / use [sic] to read it to us at Vailima. / Th[e] lead pencil markings are his / Austin Strong.Letter from Vailima to Edward L. Burlinghame, 29 Jan 1894: Wanted: ... also Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny ... (Letters 8, 2695; pp.237-8). Letter from Vailima to William Forbes-Mitchell, 21 May 1894: I have just returned from reading a chapter of your book to my wife and daughter. There was not a dry eye at the table, and the reader had to suspend operations, choking upon sobs. They were tears of pride and sympathy. I beg to offer this family anecdote as a testimony to the success of your reminiscences. ... if I could only think once, before I died, that I had given so much and such noble pleasure to a reader, I should be more than rewarded. You have made me proud to be a Scotsman. Lonach [cry of Clan Forbes]! Long live the Ninety-Third, and long may the memory of Sir Colin flourish1 Gratefully yours ... (Letters, 8, 2736; p.294).William Forbes-Mitchell, British sergeant in the 93rd Highlanders who took part in the suppression of the Mutiny and the Relief of Lucknow under Sir Colin Campbell (1792-1863), Commander-in-Chief in India, 1857-60. Beinecke note: published 1893; title says 1895. Letter from Vailima to Stanley J. Weyman, 7 Jul 1894: Of books that I have appreciated this year, novels and otherwise, I can remember only three - Forbes-Mitchell Reminiscences, La Rotisserie de la Reine Pedauque by Anatole France, and Cicero by Gaston Boissier. (Letters 8, 2749, pp.315-6). History - Britain - Military - Indian Mutiny

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nmbForbes, Alexander.A History of Upper and Lower California from their first discovery to the present time, comprising an account of the climate, soil, natural productions, agriculture, commerce, &c. A full view of the missionary establishments and condition of the free and domesticated Indians. ... / Alexander Forbes.London : Smith, Elder, 1839.352pp. : fold. map, pls.; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 76.signature of Thomas Stevenson on a loose fly-leaf?Alexander Forbes (1778-1862), merchant and explorer; brother Sir John Forbes, physician. Title continues: 'With an appendix relating to steam navigation in the Pacific. Illustrated with a new map, plans of the harbours, and numerous engravings.' Details from BL. Another edition: California: a History of Upper and Lower California from their first discovery to the present time ... [edited by Sir John Forbes, M.D., F.R.S.], London, Chichester printed, 1839. California then province of Mexico; Forbes advocated its cession to Britain for debt owed being written off. Lengthy review appeared in Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, 22 Jun 1839. History - America - West - California

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nmb, rgsForbes, Anna.Insulinde; Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago / Anna Forbes.Edinburgh : William Blackwood & Sons, 1887.305pp. : fold. col. map; 8vo.Beinecke, 1994 527.presentation copy with inscription on half-title to Mrs. Stevenson.Anna Forbes (d.1922), wife naturalist Henry O. Forbes. Reprinted 'Unbeaten Tracks in Islands of the Far East', 1987. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Malay Archipelago Description and Travel. Batavia, Celebes, Moluccas, Nutmegs, Timor.Travel, Exploration and Description - Asia - Far East - Malaya

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nmbForbes, Robert.Jacobite Memoirs of the Rebellion of 1745. Edited from the manuscripts of the late Right Rev. Robert Forbes ... By Robert Chambers / Robert Forbes.Edinburgh : William and Robert Chambers, 1834.511pp. : 8vo.Safford lot 11.Buffalo, PR5499 no.20 (OCLC 04063530).inscription on half-title: 'W. E. Safford, Lieut. U. S. Navy, Apia, Samoa. May 13/99. This book is from the library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson, Vailima, Samoa. It was purchased by me this day from Mr. Gurr, the solicitor of Mrs. Stevenson.'many scorings and a few marginal notes.Right Rev. Robert Forbes (1708-75), Episcopalian minister of Leith; imprisoned 1745; Bishop of Ross and Caithness 1762; collected Jacobite material in 'The Lyon in Mourning' (1747-75). Edited by Robert Chambers, q.v. Binding: original grey paper boards with cloth spine and paper label on spine; varnished; worn. In a slip-case. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection - his bookplate inside portfolio.Work provided material for Kidnapped and Catriona. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. Menikoff 3. nmb5.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmb, rgsFornander, Abraham.An Account of the Polynesian Race, its Origins and Migrations, and the Ancient History of the Polynesian People to the Times of Kamehameha I / Abraham Fornander.London : Trubner and Co., 1880-85.? v. (V. II & III only) ; 8vo.Safford lot 12.Buffalo, PR5499 no.21 (OCLC 04823096).inscription on fly-leaf: 'These two volumes of Fornander are from the library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima, Samoa. They were purchased by me from Mr. Gurr, solicitor of Mrs. Stevenson. W. E. Safford.'generous scorings and annotated passages and phrases in pencil, including: 'I am damned if it could have been Samoa.' Also half-title page has a guide to relevant contents of ch I-V, e.g. IV. Cook / V. Kalniopuu and Maui'Abraham Fornander (1812-87), arr. Hawaii 1847. Binding: original blue cloth, varnished. In a slip-case. RLS's remark refers to footnote on p9 about a legend collected by Sir George Grey,describing a large-scale Samoan expedition to New Zealand where some finally settled permanently.
RGS notes: His work (i) attempts to prove the Aryan origins of the Polynesian race, incl. by ref to language; (ii) gives a history of Hawaiians from arrival in Hawaii to Mamemdia I. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb4.
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nmbFrance, Anatole.L'etui du Nacre / Anatole France.8th.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1893.315pp. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 636.presumably the copy sent to RLS by Henry James as mentioned in his letter of 17 Feb 1893 - '... the charming little Etui de Nacre ...' Letter from Vailima to Henry James, 17 Jun 1893: Why should I disguise it? I have no use for Anatole. He writes very prettily, and then afterwards? [compares with Marbot and Vitrolles (both q.v.)] (Letters, 8. 2588, p.107.Pseud. of Francois Anatole Thibault (1844-1924), novelist and poet. Mehew note: James had sent RLS the 'charming little Etui de Nacre of Anatole France - a real master.' nmb8.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbFrance, Anatole.La rotisserie de la reine Pedauque / Anatole France.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1893.388pp. : 12mo./19cm.Letter from Vailima to Henry James, 7 Jul 1894: '... you sent me long ago a work of Anatole France, which I confess I did not taste [emphasis]. Since then I have made the acquaintance of Abbe Coignard and I have become a faithful adorer. I don't think a better book was ever written.' Mehew note: The Abbe Coignard is the chief character in La Rotisserie de la Reine Pedauque (1893) - (Letters, 8, 2748, p.314).Pseud. of Francois Anatole Thibault (1844-1924), novelist and poet. Details from Bib. Nat. Letter from Vailima to Stanley J. Weyman, 7 Jul 1894: Of books that I have appreciated this year, novels and otherwise, I can remember only three - Forbes-Mitchell, Reminiscences, La Rotisserie de la Reine Pedauque by Anatole France, and Cicero by Gaston Boissier. (Letters 8, 2749; p.315-6). The book possibly appealed because of the Dumas-like historical setting and series of adventures, combined with AF's philosophical, essayistic conversations and focus on style; the abbé Coignard character is a kind of Falsaff with some similarities to Villon who is immeditately likeable; and AF deals with sex in a light and humorous way that RLS may have envied.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rdFrance, Anatole.Les opinions de Jerome Coignard ... / Anatole France.8th.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1893.290pp. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 731.Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, 18 Jun [1894]: [Lists] 9th. Here is a list for your faithful bookseller: / ... < Les Opinions de l'Abbe Coignard / Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard, both by Anatole France. / ... (Letters 8, 2745; p.308).Pseud. of Francois Anatole Thibault (1844-1924), novelist and poet. Title continues: ' recueillies par Jacques Tournebroche et publies par Anatole France.' nmb8. For Le Crime de SYlvestre Bonnard, see 'Uncertain Items'.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbFrancis, Francis.Practical Management of Fisheries. A Book for Proprietors and Keepers / Francis Francis.London : H. Cox, 1883.113pp. : ills., 4 fold. pls.; 8vo.Beinecke, 1994 697.inscription on first leaf: undecipherable name of former New Zealand owner.Francis Francis (1822-86).Science - Fishing - Practical

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nmb, rgs, rdFranklin, Benjamin.The Life of Benjamin Franklin, written by Himself. Now first Edited from Original Manuscripts and from His Printed Correspondence and other Writings, by John Bigelow / Benjamin Franklin.Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1874-75 [V 3 1874].3 v. : front. port.; 8vo./21cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 234.Beinecke, 2520 / Ip St48 Zz875F.RLS's signature or initials in all; his visiting cards mounted inside upper cover of each; V 3 dated 1874.marginal notes and pencilings; draft of 5 lines of poetry at the back of vol. 1 : 'As when a ship of old put forth / The untrod sea to dare / Little ships that venture on the deep , and reach / At length a pleasnat shore / I from the rising sun and you from eve / - - - - -'. Underneath 'good [or: food] for wxxxx [unclear] nothing'

The footnote (vol I, p. 241) ‘Nothing so likely to make a man’s fortune as virtue’ is marked by four parallel lines in the margin, the strongest of RLS’s markings. The Editor’s note that in the Middle Ages Franklin would have founded a monastic order has three marginal lines and the comment ‘My God, he would have leant money’ (vol I, p. 247). Numerous other markings, including the story of being overcharged for a whistle (vol II, p. 492) that RLS comments on in 'Lay Morals' (rd)
Letter from San Francisco to Sidney Colvin , [18 Jan 1880]: Any time between eight and half past nine in the morning, a slender gentleman in an ulster, with a volume buttoned into the breast of it, may be observed leaving No. 608 Bush and ascending Powell with an active step. The gentleman is R.L.S.; the volume relates to Benjamin Franklin, on whom he meditates one of his essays. (Letters 3, 678; p.45). Letter from Davos to his father, [late Oct 1881]: O! I believe there is a book on Benjamin Franklin, by [James] Parton, the author of Voltaire's life [q.v.]. If there is, send it; if there is not, send me the next best thing; not Bigelow, which I have. Douglas and Foulis will have to ask; as it will be an American book, I am sure. (Letters 3, 863; p.243).- The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. New York : Mason Brothers; London Truebner & Co., 1864. (BL).Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), scientist, etc., etc.; one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S.A. John Bigelow (1817-1911).. Projected essay 'Benjamin Franklin and the Art of Virtue', 1880-81. '[California 1879-80] An article on Benjamin Franklin and the Art of Virtue was projected, and another upon William Penn, whose Fruits of Solitude [q.v.] now became a very favourite book with Stevenson.' (Balfour, p.173). Swearingen pp.49-50: 'Passages are marked in these volumes but there are no marginal comments.'History - America - Franklin

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nmbFuller, Thomas.The Historie of the Holy Warre.4th.[Cambridge] : Printed by Thomas Buck, one of the Printers to the Universitie.: And are to be sold by Philemon Stevens, at the signe of the gilded-Lion in Pauls Churchyard [London], Anno Dom., 1651.286pp. : engr. title, ports.; small folio.Anderson Part 2, Lot 236.association copy: formerly the property of Alexander Wilson (College Glasgow, 1745), Professor of Astronomy, and manufacturer of many of the types of the Foulis Press, with his inscription; signature of his son, Alexander Wilson, ornithologist; signature of (Sir) John Gibson, 1683.The Pentland Rising', 1866 (Tus.29). Essay: Random Memories : Rosa Quo Locorum: mentioned along with 'Bunyan's Holy Wars' as being among the 'anything really legible' to be found in his father's library, 'a spot of some austerity'.Thomas Fuller, D.D. (1608-61), Prebendary of Salisbury. Details from Yale. First published 1639, a history of the Crusades, it was followed by The Holy State and the Prophane State (1642), giving rules of conduct, model 'characters' for the various professions, and profane biographies. Binding: sheep; covers broken.History - Europe - Crusades

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nmbFunk, Dr. B.Kurze Anleitung zum Verstandniss der Samoanischen Sprache: Grammatik und Vokabularium ... / Dr. B. Funk.Berlin : Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, Koningliche Hofbuchhandlung, 1893.82pp. : pls. fold. col. map.; 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 577.note on front fly-leaf in an unknown hand.Dr. Bernard Funk, Health Officer in Samoa. Title continues: 'Nebst einem Anhange: Meteorologische Notizen; mit enem Plane von Apia.' accompanying typed note: 'Received 10/26/50. From John Howell Book Stores ...San Francisco, California.'P / S & GLanguage - Polynesian - Samoan

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nmb, rgs, rdGaberel, Jean Pierre.Histoire de l'église de Genève depuis le commencement de la réformation jusqu'à nos jours 1815 ... / Jean Pierre Gaberel.Geneve : Joël Cherbuliez and Julien Frères, 1858.3 v.: Tome deuxieme; 272 pp. & fold. col. map - all else wanting; orig. wrappers) : V 2 only - pp.17-640 only; lacking title; 3 fold.maps) : 22cm.Beinecke, 1994 570 / Ip St48 Zz858G.notes (in preparation for the essay on John Knox).Essay: 'John Knox and his Relations to Women', 1874, in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1881 (Tus. 27) - footnote ref. p.202 'Gaberel's Eglise de Geneve, i, 88. NYPL 'Notes from Gaberel's Eglise de Genève' (12 pieces of paper).Jean Pierre Gaberel (1810-89), clergyman; pseud. J. Gaberel Rossillon. Tome deuxieme: Pieces Justicatives et Table des Materies. unopened. V1. dated 1858; first published 1853. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Reformation Switzerland Geneva. Geneva (Switzerland Church History).
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nmb, rgsGaboriau, Emile.La vie infernale / Emile Gaboriau.5th.Paris : E. Dentu, 1873.2 v. (V 1 only - lacking after p 468); 19cm..Beinecke, 1994 561.Gaboriau mentioned in the Story of the Young Man in Holy Orders, part of The Rajah's Diamond cycle of stories in New Arabian Nights (1882); 'He is at least suggestive, and as an author much studied by Prince Bismarck, you will, at the worst, lose your time in good society.'Emile Gaboriau (1832-73), pioneer of modern detective fiction (roman policier). Contents: V 1. Pascal et Marguerite. V 2. Lia d'Argeles. Gaboriau is mentioned lightheartedly in verse in Letters 3, 856; pp.238-9).FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsGaboriau, Emile.Les esclaves de Paris / Emile Gaboriau.7th.Paris : E. Dentu, 1875.2 v. (V 2 only); orig. wrappers (frayed); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 508.Gaboriau mentioned in the Story of the Young Man in Holy Orders, part of The Rajah's Diamond cycle of stories in New Arabian Nights (1882); 'He is at least suggestive, and as an author much studied by Prince Bismarck, you will, at the worst, lose your time in good society.'Emile Gaboriau (1832-73), pioneer of modern detective fiction (roman policier). Contents: V 1. Le chantage. V 2. Le secret des Champdoce. Gaboriau is mentioned lightheartedly in verse in Letters 3, 856; pp.238-9).FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbGaius.The Commentaries of Gaius, Translated with Notes by J. T. Abdy and B. Walker / Gaius. Cambridge : [University Press], 1870.c450-500pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 237.Silverado, 1870.0002.inside front cover: 'From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima, signed by Isobel Strong.'marginal pencilings.Gaius (2nd cent. A.D.), renowned Roman jurist of the Sabinian school. John Thomas Abdy. Bryan Walker. Institutionum commentarii quattuor, written c161. Edited for the Syndics of the University Press. Latin and English text. Details from BL.L & ELaw - Roman

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nmbGalton, Francis, Sir.Record of Family Faculties; consisting of Tabular Forms and Directions for entering Data with an Explanatory Note / Sir Francis Galton.London : Macmillan & Co., 1884.66pp. : tables; forms; 4to.Beinecke.includes 2 forms relating to his parents completed by RLS - entries are wrongly catalogued as being in the hand of Fanny Stevenson (Mehew). Letters 1 - 'The Main Correspondents' - p31 - 'It has been said that not a line was written about her [Margaret Stevenson] by her son [RLS]. In fact about 1884 he did jot down a hurried note about her in completing a printed questionnaire on the subject of family characteristics: this accounts for the staccato nature of his comments. He described her as 'tall, slim, aquiline, handsome' and said that in temperament she was 'sanguine, cheerful, very fond of amusement. [and] very easily amused'; her energy was 'much above the average' and she had a 'remarkable, though not universal, fairness of mind.' He said that her favourite pusuit was 'organisation' for which she had a 'marked talent'. He considered that she had 'no musical ear; no dexterities whatever' and was 'fond of literature of a smiling order'. Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), polymath; explorer; pioneer of (and coined term) eugenics. Contents (Mehew): a number tables for the reader to record the physical attributes and mental faculties of his ancestors in order to forecast those of his children. Catalogued in Yale / Beinecke as 'Questionnaire completed by Robert Louis Stevenson - undated' among 'Series V. Alta California Bookstore Purchase [1966]' (Box 6 Folder 110). Publication details from BL. For the entry for 'FATHER Thomas Stevenson' see Julia Reid: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, Science, and the Fin de Siecle', 2006, pp.66-7.Science - Psychology

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nmbGarnett, Edward.An Imaged World. Poems in Prose ... / Edward Garnett.London : J. M. Dent & Co., 1894.119pp. : ill.; small 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 234.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, Esq. From the Author.'Letter from Vailima to Richard Garnett, 13 Aug 1894: I have received duly the two books that you and Mr Edward [Garnett (An Imaged World), q.v.] were good enough to send me. ... I have not yet found time to open either your son's or your own pages, and for the moment allow me to thank you in a purely formal manner, until I shall have an opportunity to have read and to say more. (Letters 8, 2776; pp.353-4).Edward William Garnett (1868-1937), publisher's reader; son of Richard Garnett, q.v. Twilight of the Gods. '[W]ith five drawings by William Hyde.' Details from BL.Literature - English - Prose

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nmbGarnett, Richard.The Twilight of the Gods, and other Tales / Richard Garnett.1st.London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1888.348pp. : 12mo./20cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 238.Beinecke, 2006 87.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, Esq., from the author.'; both RLS's Skerryvore and Vailima bookplates, the latter signed by Isobel Strong; bookplate of Estelle Doheny; ms. marking of author on p.104.Letter from Vailima to Richard Garnett, 13 Aug 1894: I have received duly the two books that you and Mr Edward [Garnett (An Imaged World), q.v.] were good enough to send me. ... I have not yet found time to open either your son's or your own pages, and for the moment allow me to thank you in a purely formal manner, until I shall have an opportunity to have read and to say more. (Letters 8, 2776; pp.353-4).Richard Garnett (1835-1906), critic, poet and biographer; librarian British Museum; father of Edward Garnett, q.v. An Imaged World. Garnett supplied RLS with books in the absence of his colleague Sidney Colvin - see Letters 5, 1719; p.329. Mehew note (1995): Despite the earlier date, Garnett may well have sent his Twilight of the Gods. An inscribed copy of the first edition with a publisher's catalogue dated 1891, and some unopened pages, is owned by the American collector, Ron Harelson. Both books carry the same inscription. Carrie Estelle Doheny, nee Betzold, (1875-1958), wife oil tycoon Edward Lawrence Doheny; Los Angeles charitable foundation; her rare book collection St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California. Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbGautier, Theophile.Le Capitaine Fracasse / Theophile Gautier.Paris : Charpentier, 1863.2 v. : 18mo.Letter from Edinburgh to Frances Sitwell, [17 Oct 1873]: I have had a day in the open air; only a little modified by Le Capitaine Fracasse before the dining room fire. It is a jolly book; quite untrue and a libel upon God's earth and the ways of the men thereupon; but amply redeeming in all its untruthfulness by a degree of the picturesque, by a succession of splendid miniatures, that are as pleasant as true art, although they are miles away from it. This is not sculpture; it can be compared to the gargoyles and wall-carvings of a gothic church. It has the same talent as Emaux at Camees and no other. It is not a novel but a series of vigorous and grotesque coloured etchings. I must write no more for I am sleepy after two nights - to quote my book - 'sinon blanches, du moins grises'; and so I must go to bed and faithfully, hoggishly slumber. (Letters 1, 151; p.344).Theophile Gautier (1811-72), poet, novelist and dramatist. Details from Bib. Nat. NMB notes: Romantic story of a soldier in the days of Louis XIII - originally promised by TG in 1836! There was a single 4to vol. edition ill. Gustave Dore 1866. Emaux et Cammees (1853), poetry. Essay: 'On the Art of Literature', 1880: Even the flimsiest works must thus repose on the deeper issues of literature. It is the defect of this deep human current, that leaves ... all of Gautier, low, cheap, and perishable below what might have been expected from the powers of those that wrote them.' (ms. Silverado)FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbGibbon, Edward.The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire / Edward Gibbon.unspecified. (B.L.: 4 v. ed. [1872] by Warne in Chandos Classics)Mahaffy: 'Next ... came a good collection ... of historical works; Gibbon, of course ... .' Letter from [Paris] to Frances Sitwell, [?12 Apr 1874]: [Tell S.C. [Sidney Colvin]that the instant my health is anyway together again, I shall prefer to take to plays than to anything else. I have already a good subject in Gibbon; or rather it was suggested long ago by the Corpus Juris; and has been recalled to me by Gibbon: a sort of domestic drama under the low empire; tax gatherers, slaves, cheatery, chicane, poverty; suddenly drums and sunlight and the pageantry of imperial violence: an admirable contrast, and one just suited for the stage. So you see, I shall be in the humour to consider Diana of the Ephesians. (Letters 1, 260; p.502).Edward Gibbon (1737-94), historian and M.P. First published 1776-88 in 6 v. Corpus juris civilis, compilation of Roman law by Justinian, q,v..History - Classical Rome

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nmbGilder, Richard W.Lyrics (a new selection by the Author) / Richard W. Gilder.2nd.N[ew] Y[ork] : The Century Co., [1887].136pp. : ills. pl.; orig. wrappers; 16mo./19cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 240.Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz887.presentation copy with inscription: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson, with the regard & admiration of his friend, R. W. Gilder - Oct. 1887.'; bookplate: 'From the library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima', signed by Isobel Strong.Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), editor Century Magazine, first published RLS's 'The Silverado Squatters', 1883; co-editor The Critic. Binding: cloth; slightly damaged by nail. Mehew note to Letters 6, 1890; p.15: R. W. Gilder in his letters records several discussions with RLS [in late 1887] (Letters of Richard Watson Gilder, 1916). Literature - American - Poetry and Prose

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nmb, rgsGilder, Richard W.Lyrics and other Poems / Richard W. Gilder.1st.New York : C. Scribner's sons, 1885.251pp. : ill.; 16mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 239.NYU, Fales, Brit Stevenson ...presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, from R. W. Gilder, Nov. 1885.'; RLS's bookplate: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, Skerryvore'.Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), editor Century Magazine, first published RLS's 'The Silverado Squatters', 1883; co-editor The Critic. Details from Lib. Cong. Mehew note to Letters 6, 1890; p.15: R. W. Gilder in his letters records several discussions with RLS[ in late 1887] (Letters of Richard Watson Gilder, 1916). Literature - American - Poetry and Prose

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rgsGilder, Richard W.The Celestial Passion / Richard W. Gilder.New York : The Century Company, [1887].76pp. : ill.; wrappers; 18cm.Silverado, 1887.0050.no inscriptions - provenance unknown, but possibly given to RLS by Gilder when RLS was in New York in 1887-1888; then probably from Isobel Field (Strong).no markings.Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), editor Century Magazine, first published RLS's 'The Silverado Squatters', 1883; co-editor The Critic. Lib. Cong. copywright copy stamped 17 Oct 1887. Mehew note to Letters 6, 1890; p.15: R. W. Gilder in his letters records several discussions with RLS [in late 1887] (Letters of Richard Watson Gilder, 1916). Literature - American - Poetry and Prose

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nmb, rgsGilles, Louis Francois.Les prisonniers de Cabrera : memoires d'un conscrit de 1808 / Louis Francois Gille.Paris : Victor Havard, 1892.298pp. : col. leaf pls., ill.; 19cm. Letters to Edward L. Burlingame of Scribner's: 1. From Waikiki, 24 Oct 1893: Here is a book I shall require quam primum; Memoires d'un Conscrit de 1808 par L. F. Gille: Paris: Havard. See and let me have it, and register the packet, if you please. [List of other books - cut away] (Letters 8, 2643; p.179); 2. From Vailima, 29 Jan 1894: The books are all to hand except the most important of all, the name of which I have forgotten. It is Memoirs of a French Prisoner in England in the Napoleonic period, and it was written by a party of the name of Gillis [sic], as well as I remember. In case the letter ordering it has miscarried [4/5 words lost] kindly last six months of the Saturday Review he would find it noticed. This book is of great importance to me [emphasis on last 4 words]. (Letters 8, 2695; p.237). Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, 20 Apr 1894: At last, this book has come from Scribner, and alas! I have the first six or seven chapters of Saint Ives to recast entirely. Who could foresee that they clothed the French prisoners in yellow? But that one fatal fact - and that they shaved them twice a week - damns the whole beginning. If it had been sent in time, it would have spared me a deal of trouble. (Letters 8, 2721; p.265).Louis Francois Gille (1788-1863). Description of personal experience of the notorious Spanish prison camp on the island of Cabrera, and at Porchester, near Plymouth, England. Details from Princeton. Possibly a loan from Scribner's Library, and consequently returned. Notice in Saturday Review 1893? RGS note: On p.257 Gille describes his first sight of the camp at Porchester and the prisoners '... un grand nombre d'hommes en habits jaunes. c'etait la premiere fois que je voyais de semblables[?] vetements. Je ne pas m'empecher de rire du costume que donnaient les Anglais a leurs prisonniers.' On p.258, he describes how the new arrivals were issued with clothes: 'Nous passones[?] aux magasins ou nous regimes chacun un veste a manches, un gilet et un pantalon de drap jaune, un chemise entoile de cotton raye bleu et blanc ...' This corresponds exactly with the description in ch. 1 of St. Ives. The shaving twice a week can't be found. On p.262, Gille refers to 'deux perruquiers ... il sont obliges de raser le prisonniers toutes les semaines.' On p.263 he records that the prisoners were paraded and counted every morning at 5 in summer and 6.30 in winter. (Mehew letter, Sept. 1980). Swearingen pp.181-2. See Longer comments.FHistory - France - 19th Century - Napoleonic Wars

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nmbGilmour, Mrs.Report of the Trial of Mrs. Gilmour, for the Alleged Murder of her Husband. With an Appendix, containing the Medical Reports, and other Documents founded on at the trial, and an Account of the Proceedings before the President, and other Courts of America, relative to her Arrest and Surrender to the British Authorities, under the Ashburton Treaty: to which is prefixed a Notice of her Life / Mrs. Gilmour.Edinburgh : Printed and published by W. Forrester, 1844.97pp. : small 8vo./21cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 241.Lib. Cong., KDC186.G55 G55 1844 LL TRIALS.RLS's bookplate: 'From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima' - ?signed by Isobel Strong; also bookplate of Charles Baxter.Mrs. Christina Cochran Gilmour (b.1818). Details from BL. Binding: half calf; rubbed.Law - Scots - Criminal - Biography

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nmbGlatigny, Albert.Gilles et Pasquins / Albert Glatigny.Paris : Alphonse Lemerre, 1872.159pp. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 571.Joseph Albert Alexandre Glatigny (1839-73), poet and comic dramatist.; one of the Parnassians. Collection of pieces in verse.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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rgs, nmbGleig, G. R.Lives of the Most Eminent British Military Commanders / G. R. Gleig.London : Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831-49.3 v. : engr. titles & vignettes; 12mo./17cm.Squier.RLS's Vailima library label?George Robert Gleig (1796-1888), soldier, miltary historian, novelist and churchman. Details from Binding: cloth, uncut & unopened. Major General George Owen Squier (1865-1934), science writer, inventor; originator U.S. Airforce.Literature - Biography - Military

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nmbGoethe, Johann Wolfgang von.Goethes ausgewahlte Werke / Johann Wolfgang Goethe.Stuttgart : Verlag J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1866.12 v. (lacking V 5 & 6): orig. wrappers; 22cm.Beinecke, 1994 627.Selections from his Notebook (Tus. 29, p.171: Goethe, I find, remains always equally hard to me; I do not learn his trick as I do with other writers: this shows him (I suppose) one of those few great men who can speak a whole language, and not merely a dialect.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). 'Selections'. V 1 incomplete, lacking after p 128; V 2 no title, lacking pp 1-112. front wrapper of V 1,7,10&11 wanting; back wrapper of V 2,7,9&10 wanting.GLiterature - German

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nmbGoethe, Johann Wolfgang von.The Sorrows of Young Werther / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.unspecified.unillustrated - see add. comments.Letters from Edinburgh - 1. to Elizabeth Crosby, Jul 1873: Any one has always the crew of the blue devils at his right hand, with MM. Werther, Obermann, Rene and company ready to sicken him with insipid condolences. - 2. to Frances Sitwell, [9] Sept [1873]: These good booksellers of mine have at last got me a Werther without illustrations. I want you to like Charlotte; she is, in some ways, not unlike one you know. Werther himself has every feebleness and vice that could tend to make his suicide a most virtuous and commendable action; and yet I like Werther too - I don't know why except that he has written the most delightful letters in the world. Note by the way, the passage under date June 21st not far from the beginning; it finds a voice for a great deal of dumb, uneasy, pleasurable longing that we have all had, times without number. I looked that up the other day for 'Roads', so I know the reference; but you will find it a garden of flowers from beginning to end. All through the passion keeps steadily rising, from the thunderstorm at the country house - there was thunder in that story too - up to the last wild delirious interview; either Lotte was no good at all, or else Werther should have remained alive after that; either he knew his woman too well, or else he was precipitate. But an idiot like that is hopeless; and yet he wasn't an idiot - I make reparation, and will offer eighteen pounds of best wax at his tomb. Poor devil, he was only the weakest - or, at least, a very weak-strong man; and he is delightful when he tells Lotte to have her speech printed and sent round to the [blank / breaks off?] (Letters 1, 137; p.293).Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). First published Germany 1774. Original German title: 'Die Leiden des jungen Werthers'. Mehew note: RLS quotes this passage from Werther on the last page of 'Roads'. Essay: 'Books Which Have Influenced Me', 1887: I know no one whom I admire less than Goethe; he seems a very epitome of of the sins of genius, breaking open the doors of private life and wantonly wounding friends, in that crowning offence of Werther, ... [Continues]. The Wrecker, 1892: [re a translation of the Sorrows of Werther] 'It has afforded me great pleasure, though immoral. / .... The passion is illicit, although certainly drawn with a good deal of pathos. It is not a work one could possibly put into the hands of a lady ... as a depiction ... to rise high above its compeers, even famous compeers. Even in Scott, Dickens, Thackeray, or Hawthorne, the sentiment of love appears to me to be frequently done less justice to.' (Tus.12, p.284) nmb8.Literature - German - Novel and Short Story

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rgsGoldsmith, Lewis.The Secret History of the Cabinet of Bonaparte / Lewis Goldsmith.New York : Printed for E. Sargeant and M. & W. Ward, 1810.2 v. : 16cm.Silverado, 1820.0001.unmarked.Title continues: 'including his Private Life, Character, Domestic Administration, and his Conduct to Foreign Powers: together with Secret Anecdotes of the Diffferent Courts of Europe, and of the French Revolution. With two appendices, consisting of State papers, and of Biographical Sketches of the Persons composing the Court of St. Cloud.' Lewis Goldsmith (c1763-1846), Anglo-French publisher who claimed Napoleon offered him money to discontinue his campaign of personal attack.History - French - Napoleonic Wars

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rgsGoldsmith, Oliver.Letters from a Citizen of the World / Oliver Goldsmith.Chiswick : Printed for C Wittingham, 1819.2 v. : ill.; 14cm.Silverado,1819.0001.Oliver Goldsmith (1728-74), poet and physician. Added title pages (engraved with vignettes): 'Letters from a Citizen of the World to his Friends in the East'. Alternative title: 'The Citizen of the World; or, Letters from a Chines Philosopher, residing in London'. Binding: red buckram with pressed design, rules and gold emblem on front cover, gold design, decorations, rules and lettering on spine, with red endpapers.Literature - English - Essays and Belles Lettres

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nmbGoldsmith, Oliver.The Vicar of Wakefield: a Tale / Oliver Goldsmith.London : Ackermann, 1823.254pp. : ill.; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 473.Oliver Goldsmith (1728-74), poet and physician. Ills. by Rowlandson. Details from BL.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsGoldsmith, Oliver.The Deserted Village / Oliver Goldsmith.London : published for Joseph Cundall by Sampson Low & Son, 1855. (London : Printed by Richard Clay).46pp. : ill. (wood engrs.); 21cm. Beinecke, 1994 440.Oliver Goldsmith (1728-74), poet and physician. Illustrated by The Etching Club; drawn on wood from the original etchings by E. K. Johnson; engraved by Horace Harral, Thomas Bolton and James Cooper.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsGondinet, Edmond.Theatre complet / Edmond Gondinet.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1892-98.6 v. (V 1, 1892 & V 2, 1893? only): port.; orig. wrappers; 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 559.Pierre Edmond Julien Gondinet (1828-88), deputy clerk of the Bureau at the Ministry of Finance; dramatist and librettist; collaborator with Eugene Labiche and Alphonse Daudet (both q.v.). Contents: V 1. Gavaud; Minard et cie; Christiane. La cravate blanche. Tete de linotte. V 2. Les grand desmoiselles; Jonathan; Le Tunnel; Oh [exclmark] Monsieur [exclmark]. V 3. Les plus heureux des trois; Les revoltees; Le club; Les convictions de papa. V 4. Le homard; Le chef de division; Les grand enfants; L'alouette. V 5. Un voyage d'agrement; Libres[exclmark]; Les tapageurs. V 6. Un Parisien; Clara soleil; Le roi l'adit; A Moliere. FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmbGoodman, John.Penitent Pardon'd; or, a Discourse of the Nature of Sin, and the Efficacy of Repentance, under the Parable of the Prodigal Son / John Goodman.8th.London : printed for D. Brown & 17 others,1724.395pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 469. Hellman.Anderson: signature of Thomas Stevenson?Selections from his Note Book: Goodman. [Listed fourth under 'John Knox and Women', along with Aylmer's Harbarome [sic], Le Reveil Matin de Francais & the other thing from Capefigue (q,v,)] (Tus.29, p.193).- John Aylmer (1521-94) : An Harbarowe for Faithfull and Trewe Subjectes [1559] - a reply to John Knox : First Blast of the Trumpet. Arnault Sorbin, Bishop of Nevers : Le vrai Reveil-matin des Calvinistes et publicains francois ..., Paris, 1575. (Bib. Nat).John Goodman (1625/6-1690). 8th corrected edition. Details from BL. Part of an Anderson lot of 5 v. (with signature of Thomas Stevenson in one). RGS note: According to the Journal of the Robert Louis Stevenson Club (London), no.15. (Feb 1954), pp.9-10, this is one of nine books previously in Stevenson's library at Vailima that were returned to Samoa in celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II: 'Stevenson Books returned to Vailima. Through the kindness of Mr. Sidney W. Dutton of Twickenham nine books previously in Stevenson's library at Vailima have been returned to Samoa. They were offered to the Honourable Tupua Tamasese on his visit to this country for the Coronation' (this comment, p.9, list p. 10).Religion - Christianity - Instructional

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nmbGordon, John.Thomas Aikenhead; a historical review, in relation to Mr. Macaulay and The Witness / John Gordon.3rd.London : E. T. Whitfield, 1856.31pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 237. John Gordon, Unitarian Minister. Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59). With 16pp. appendix (as supplement?). Details from BL. The Witness: periodical paper, published by J. Johnstone and R. Farly, Edinburgh, 1840-64; Hugh Miller (1802-56), an editor.History - Scotland - Reform

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nmbGosse, Edmund W.The Life of Philip Henry Gosse, F.R.S., by his Son / Edmund W. Gosse.London : Kegan Paul & Co., 1890.387pp. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to Edmund Gosse, Apr 1891: I have to thank you and Mrs Gosse for many mementoes: chiefly for your Life [of] your father. There is a very delicate task, very delicately done. I noted one or two carelessnesses which I mean to point out to you for another edition; but I find I lack the time, and you will remark them for yourself against another edition. There were two or perhaps three flabbinesses of style which (in your work) amazed me. Am I right in thinking you were a shade bored over the last chapters? or was it my own fault that made me think them susceptible of a more athletic compression? (Letters 7, 2313; pp.104-5) - continues in Longer comments.Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Philip Henry Gosse (1810-88), naturalist. Details from BL. Se also Edmund Gosse: Father and Son (1907).Literature - English - Biography and Memoir

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nmb, rgsGosse, Edmund W.Questions at Issue / Edmund Gosse.1st.London : W. Heinemann, 1893.333pp. : small 8vo./20cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 243.Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz893.presentation copy with inscription on lining paper: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, from his affectionate Friend, the Author, June 10, '93.'; bookplate: 'From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima', signed by Isobel Strong.Letter from Vailima to Edmund Gosse, 17 Jul 1893: That is a capital paper on the limits of realism, every word of which, whether in praise or blame, I hasten to endorse. [Continues - Emile Zola, Le Debacle, q.v.] (Letters 8, 2605; p.135).Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Details from BL. Contents: The tyranny of the novel. The influence of democracy on literature. Has America produced a poet? Making a name in literature. The limits of realism in fiction. Is verse in danger? Tennyson and after. Shelley in 1892. Symbolism and M. Stephane Mallarme. Two pastels: 1. Mr. Robert Louis Stevenson as a poet. 2. Mr. Rudyard Kipling's short stories. An election at the English Academy. Appendices.Literature - English - Essay - Criticism

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nmbGosse, Edmund W.English Odes. Selected by E. W. Gosse / Edmund W. Gosse.London : Kegan Paul & Co., 1881.259pp. : frontis.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 241.Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the University of Delaware Librarypresentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, from the Editor.'; Skerryvore bookplate; bookplates of William James Miller, Clarence E. Sherman, and D. Steven Cory.Letters to Edmund Gosse: 1. from Davos [6 Dec 1880]: You are going to collect odes. I could not wish a better man to do so; but I tremble lest you should commit two sins of ommission. [Argues at length over inclusions, notably 'our old Tennyson's' 'Duke of Wellington']; 2. from Paris, [27 Apr 1881]: I have just been reading your Odes, a delightful little book. [criticises production faults] The collection turns out better than I had hoped. (Letters 3, 752 & 792; pp.133 & 172).Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Frontispiece by Sir William 'Hamo' Thorneycroft (1850-1925), sculptor. Details from BL. Binding: vellum; gilt top. See also - Letters 3, 762; pp.144-5, for further suggestions after discussions with J. A. Symonds. William James Miller, Clarence E. Sherman, ?librarian and D. Steven Cory, ?bibliographer.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbGosse, Edmund W.In Russet and Silver / Edmund W. Gosse.London : Heinemann, 1894.157pp. 8vo./20cm.Texas, PR 5493 A42 S7.presentation copy with inscription by Gosse to Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson, Oct. 20, 1894. Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. 'Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. London & Edinburgh'. Loose autograph note re RLS and this book. Harry Ransom Center - Hanley Collection - Thomas Edward Hanley (1893-1969). In slipcase.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsGosse, Edmund W.New Poems / Edmund W. Gosse.1st.London : C. Kegan Paul, 1879.231pp. : varnished; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 240.presentation copy with inscription: 'R. L. S., from poor old Weg.'; RLS's book label.Letter from Monterey to Edmund Gosse, [8 Dec 1879]; I received your book last night as I lay abed with a pleurisy, the result, I fear, of overwork, gradual decline of appetite, etc. ... / I have read nearly the whole volume, and shall read it nearly all over again; you have no rivals! Bancroft's History of the United States [q.v.], even in a centenary edition is essentially heavy fare; a little goes a long way; ... (Letters 3, 668; pp.31-2).Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Details from BL.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rdGosse, Edmund W.On Viol and Flute / Edmund W. Gosse.1st.London : Henry S. King & Co., 1873.181pp. : 18cm. (spine and free front endpaper wanting; case broken)Christie's 8 & 9.Yale, GM 684 box 7 folder 117RLS's lettering of the legend matching letterpress on the title-page: 'Illustrated by R. L. Stevenson'.autograph additions by RLS on pp.10, 12, 45, 67, 103,105; in pencil - to poem, p.45, is added 'Inspired by a picture'; to poem, p.67, 'Repeat first rhyme for an additional line'; pp.10&12 each have a humorous line added to verses printed there; at beginning of long poem 'The Paradise of a Wearied Soul", p.105, is written emphatically 'The finest poem Edmund Gosse ever wrote' (that page and two others are neatly folded down to mark their place and the stanzas of "Paradise" show many bracketings and underlinings, as do other poems); following "Guinevere", p.103, is appended a six-line parody of Gosse's ballad:'Just one more verse to serve as a foil. (Salts & senna & castoroil)...'; beneath this last addition a further satirical stanza dated 18 March 1912 has been added in an unidentified hand, signed 'W.C.' or 'W.L.'.
Also 10pp. with marginal illustrations by RLS in black ink (of a good-natured 'humorous' kind making good-natured fun of the romantic sentiments: e.g. 'her sweet face like a flower' illustrated by a girl's face surrounded by petals), some with captions, some with asterisks referring them particular lines. (Three of matchstick man with top hat and young lady in gown with bustle.)
Letter from [Hyeres] to Edmund Gosse, [29 May 1884]: In turning over my late Friend Ferrier's commonplace book, I find three poems from Viol and Flute copied out in his hand: 'When fllower-time' - 'Love in Winter' and 'Mistrust'. They are capital, too. But I thought the fact would interest you. He was no poetist either; so it means the more. 'Love in W' I like the best. (Letters 4, 1276; p.299)Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Includes adverts. dated May 1874. Satirical stanza of 18 Mar 1912 in an unidentified hand signed with the initials W. C. or W. L. on p.103, below ms. notes by RLS. Details from Finding Aid at Yale.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rdGosse, Edmund W.From Shakespeare to Pope. An Inquiry into the Causes and Phenomena of the Rise of Classical Poetry in England / Edmund Gosse.1st.Cambridge : University Press, 1885.298pp. : varnished; 12mo./19cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 243.Princeton XI-7. (3582.401.1885).Inscribed 'Robert Louis Stevenson from his friend Edmund Gosse - 28/3/86'. Stevenson's calling card mounted on inside front cover.Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University Press, 1971. Part XI, No. 7.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse - Criticism

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nmbGosse, Edmund W.Gray / Edmund W. Gosse.1st.London : Macmillan & Co., 1882.224pp. : varnished; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 242. Christie's 6.Beinecke, 1998 1047.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, from e. w. g.'; RLS's bookplate with signature of Isobel Strong.Letters to Edmund Gosse: 1. from Davos, [?22 Dec 1881]: How goes your Gray? I would not change with you; but then Gray would never be suited to my temperament, while Hazlitt fits me like a glove. (Letters 3, 894; p.271); 2. from Stobo [early July 1882]: ... I have read your Gray with care. A most difficult subject I can scarce fancy: it is crushing; yet I think you have managed to shadow forth a man, and a good man too, and honestly, I doubt if I could have done the same. ... The book as a whole is readable; your subject peeps here and there out of the crannies like a shy violet - he could do no more - and his aroma hangs there. (Letters 3, 968; p.337). Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. English Men of Letters Series (John Morley. Ed.). Binding: tan cloth, paper label; in brown morocco slipcase. Literature - English - Poetry and Verse - Criticism

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nmbGosse, Edmund W.Raleigh / Edmund W. Gosse.London : Longmans & Co., 1886.248pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Bournemouth] to Edmund Gosse, [29 Jul 1886]: I must not lose a moment in congratulating you on your Raleigh. It is a thoroughly sound piece of narrative, and brilliant, not in patches, but by general effect. The figure of the man arises naturally in the web; as though it were drawn by accident. I never read anything more unaffected and effective; it seems to me worthy to be named in the same day with Southey's Nelson, and as far as one can judge by a first reading, I believe as good. If anything could save Lang's series this will; and I venture to predict with (I was going to say) the bumptiousness of a Hebrew Prophet, that Raleigh will be your Guiana, and we shall hear no more of the rasping of critics. (Letters 5, 1668; p.295).Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Details from BL. English Worthies Series, edited by Andrew Lang, 9 v., 1885-87. Letter from [Bournemouth] to Henry James, [29 Jul 1886]: Read Gosse's Raleigh [emphasis all three]: First Rate. (Letters 5, 1669; p.296). NMB notes: I am assuming RLS's ownership. English Worthies also comprised Grant Allen:Charles Darwin; George Saintsbury: Marlborough; David Hannay: Admiral Blake; J. A. Symonds: Ben Jonson; Austin Dobson: Richard Steele; H. D. Traill: Shaftesbury.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse - Criticism

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nmbGosse, Edmund W.Robert Browning: Personalia / Edmund W. Gosse.London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1890.96pp. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to Edmund Gosse, Apr 1891: I trust you got my letter about your Browning book. ... In case my letter missed: I wish to say again that your publication of Browning's kind letter, as an illustration of his [emphasis] character, was modest, proper, and in radiant good taste: those who think otherwise are swine and snots and dunces: In Witness whereof, etc., etc. (Letters 7, 2313; p.107).Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Details from BL. Mehew notes: ... mainly a reprint of an article in the Century of December 1881. In the preface Gosse had reprinted a letter from Browning praising the Century article.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse - Criticism

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nmbGosse, Edmund W.Seventeenth Century Studies: a Contribution to the History of English Poetry / Edmund W. Gosse.1st.London : Kegan Paul & Co., 1883.305pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 242.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, from his friend, the author.'; RLS's bookplate.Letter from Hyeres to Edmund Gosse, [early Nov 1883]: ... the work has come, and a very portly tome it is; and I have already read Lodge and Webster; but shall say not a word until I have read all - no I will say one word: [criticises use of 'noticeable' for 'notable']. (Letters 4, 1175; p.200).Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Reprinted, for the most part, from the 'Cornhill Magazine' and the publications of the Hunterian Club. Details from BL. For further criticism, see Letters 4, 1176; pp.200-1).Literature - English - Poetry and Verse - Criticism

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nmbGosse, Edmund W.The Jacobean Poets / Edmund Gosse.1st.London : John Murray, 1894.226pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 244.presentation copy with inscription: 'R. L. S., from his friend - E. G.'note on last fly-leaf.Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Details from BL.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse - Criticism

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nmbGosse, Edmund W.Studies in the Literature of Northern Europe / Edmund W. Gosse.London : Kegan Paul & Co., 1879.375pp. : ill. (fronts.); 8vo.Letters from Edinburgh to Edmund Gosse: 1. [8 Mar 1879]: How about your work? is it not out yet? Has the vile Paul deceived another. [Lambasts publishers]; 2. [16 Apr 1879]: I read your book with great interest. And ought long ago to have told you so. An ordinary man would say he had been waiting till he could pay his debts; but by a blessed, godlike immunity, I know neither shame nor pride, neither obligation nor relief, in connection with the creature chink. Indeed I had devilish nearly paid you by lending it to someone else - Hum, the book. The book is good reading. Your personal notes of those you saw struck me as perhaps most sharp and best 'held'. See as many people as you can, and make a book of them before you die. That will be a living book upon my word. You have the touch required. I ask you to put hands to it in private already. Think of what Carlyle's caracature of old Coleridge [Life of John Sterling, q.v.] is to us who never saw S.T.C. With that and 'Kubla Khan', we have the man in the fact. Carlyle's picture of course is not of the author of 'Kubla', but of the author of that surprising Friend which has knocked the breath out of two generations of hopeful youth. Your portraits would be milder, sweeter, and more true perhaps, and perhaps not so truth-telling [emphasis] - if you will take my meaning. (Letters 2, 611; p.314). Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), poet and critic; Savile Club friend of RLS. Frontispiece by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912). Details from BL. Published Mar 1879. Literature - European - Criticism

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nmbGouge, Thomas.The Young Man's Guide through the Wilderness of this World to the Heavenly Canaan. Shewing him how to carry himself Christian-Like the whole course of his life / Thomas Gouge.London : Printed for the Publick Good, 1719.160pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 244.presentation copy to Thomas Stevenson from his mother with inscription by her dated 23 Feb. 1838. Thomas Gouge (1609-81). Details from NLS. Binding: half calf; joints cracked.Religion - Christianity - Instructional

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nmbGrand, Sarah.The Heavenly Twins / Sarah Grand.London : Heinemann, 1893.3 v. : 8vo.Letters from [Vailima] to Edward L. Burlingame: 1. [c5 Dec 1893]: Please send us The Heavenly Twins ... / 2. 29 Jan 1894: The books are all to hand ... (Letters 8, 2657 & 2695; pp.192 & 237). Sarah Grand (1854-1943), born Frances Bellenden Clarke, persuasive feminist writer. Details from BL.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbGrant, Anne, Mrs.Letters from the Mountains; being the Real Correspondence of a Lady, between the years 1773 and 1807 / [Mrs. Anne Grant].2nd.London : Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, 1807.3v. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 245.RLS's visiting card in each vol.a few marginal pencillings, V 1.Anne Grant, born MacVicar (1755-1838), wife of minister of Laggan. Details from Lib. Cong. Binding: old calf. RLS wanted her Superstitions of the Highlands (1811) sent to Davos in Dec 1880. (Letters 3, 748; p.126). nmb5.History - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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nmb, rgsGrant, JohnThe Trial of John Grant, Sheriff-Clerk Depute of the Shire of Inverness, before the Circuit Court of Justiciary held there, on May, I. 1793 for Forgery / John Grant.Edinburgh : Printed and sold by J. Robertson, 1793.46pp. : 12mo.Monterey.no inscriptions, etc.no markings.John Grant, Sheriff-Clerk Depute. With a bookmark numbered '686'.Law - Scots - Criminal

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nmbGray, Thomas.Selected Poems. Ed. by Edmund Gosse / Thomas Gray.Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1885.132pp. : 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 246.presentation copy with inscription: 'R. L. S. from E. G. 28.2.85.'; RLS's visiting card pasted-in.Letter from Bournemouth to Edmund Gosse, [12 Mar 1885]: I was indeed much exercised how I could be worked into Gray; and lo! when I saw it, the passage seemed to have been written with a single eye to elucidate the ... worst? ... well, not a very good poem of Gray's. Your little life is excellent; clean, neat, efficient. I have read many of your notes, to, with pleasure. It occurs to me that 'you was getting quite a little man.' Your connection with Gray was a happy circumstance; it was a suitable conjunction. (Letters 5, 1403; p.84).Thomas Gray (1716-71), poet and classicist; professor at Cambridge. Edited by Edmund Gosse, q.v. Details from BL. Mehew notes: Annotated school edition, prefixed by a short memoir. Gosse annotated I.40 of 'Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College - 'And snatch a fearful joy' with a sentence from 'The Suicide Club' (New Arabian Nights I, 35): 'Fear is the strong passion; it is with fear that you must trifle, if you wish to taste the intensest joy of living.' Novel: St. Ives, 1897: ''When I entered this apartment I shone 'with all the pomp and prodigality of brandy and water,' as the poet Gray has in another place expressed it. Powerful Bard, Gray! but a niminy-piminy creature, afraid of a petticoat and a bottle - not a man, sir - no, not a man!" (Tus. 15, p.232).Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbGreat Britain. Treaties.Articles of Peace Between The Most Serene and Mighty Prince William the Third, King of Great-Britain, and the Most Serene and Mighty Prince Lewis the Fourteenth, the Most Christian King / Great Britain. Treaties.London : 1697.12pp. : 4to. 1 of 14 items [Edinburgh / London : 1696-1717] bound in 1 v. : small folio).Anderson Part 1, Lot 10.Details form BL. Includes: ? Articles of Peace offered by the Crown of France (Terms of Peace Treaty offered by France [Louis XIV] to Great Britain during War of the Grand Alliance) in the Year 1696 - Printed at London ; 1 sheet [1p] ; 29x18cm. (NLS copy: reprinted 1696.). The 13 others in lot included: 1. A Proclamation by the King [William], For Preventing and Punishing Immorality, 1697; 2. Preliminary Articles on the Part of France to come to a General Peace; 3. 'Speeches; etc.' (Anderson). History - England - Constitutional

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nmbGreat Britain. Treaties.Preliminary Articles on the Part of France to come to a General Peace / Great Britain. Treaties.London : ?1697.1 of 14 items [Edinburgh / London : 1696-1717] bound in 1 v. : small folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 10.The 13 others in lot included: 1. Articles of Peace Between The Most Serene and Mighty Prince William the Third, King of Great-Britain, and the Most Serene and Mighty Prince Lewis the Fourteenth, the Most Christian King. London : 1697; 2. A Proclamation by King [William], For Preventing and Punishing Immorality, London : 1697; 3. 'Speeches; etc.' (Anderson). History - England - Constitutional

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nmbGreat Britain. Treaties.The Eighth and Ninth Articles of the Treaty of Commerce, With relation to the Trade of Scotland, with France, considered; with a Postscript, shewing the Falsities of a Letter, publish'd in the Mercator / Great Britain. Treaties.[London] : Printed at Edinburgh; and reprinted at London, for J. Baker, 1713.22pp. : sewed; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 225.Following on from: The Eight [sic] and Ninth Articles of the Trea y [sic] of Commerce, with relation to the Trade of Scotland with France considered, in a Letter from a Member of Parliament, to a Member of the Royal Burrows. : With a Postscript in answer to a Letter, directed to the Author of the Mercator ... : Edinburgh, : Printed by John Moncur, and sold by William Brown at his shop foregainst the Entry to the Parliament-Closs., 1713 - 4pp.; 36 cm. (fol.) - acc. to NLS.History - England - Constitutional

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nmbGreen, John.The Vicissitudes of a Soldier's Life, or a Series of Occurrences from 1806 to 1815; ... containing, with some other Matters, a Concise Account of The War in the Peninsula, etc. / John Green.Louth : 1827.344pp.? : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 247.RLS's bookplate; marginal and fly-leaf notes by Thomas Stevenson.marginal note; many marginal pencillings (by RLS?).John Green (b.1790), Durham Light Infantry. Details from BL. (NLS has 'Vicissitudes of a Scottish Soldier, written by himself, London ; Henry Colburn, 1827: 344pp. ; 20cm Subjects: 71st Glasgow Regiment and Peninsular War 1807-14). Binding: boards; re-backed (broken).History - Britain - Military - Napoleonic Wars

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nmbGreene, Robert, and Marlowe, Christopher.The Poems of Robert Greene and Christopher Marlowe; ed. with Memoirs by Robert Bell / Robert Greene and Christopher Marlowe.London : Charles Griffin & Co., [188-?] 256pp. : wrappers (front wanting); 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 705.inscription on title recording purchase by W. E. Safford, Lieut. US Navy. Apia, Samoa, May 13/99; in case with bookplate of Edwin John Beinecke; signature of George S. Hellman on note on wrap-around part of case explaining provenance.Robert Greene (1558-92), prolific playwright, pastoral romanticist; writer of pamphlet-novels. Christopher Marlowe (1564-93), poet and playwright. Edwin John Beinecke (b.1887), Fuller Construction and chairman Sperry and Hutchinson; benefactor Yale. George Sidney Hellman, author The True Stevenson, 1925.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsGregory, Saint.Histoire des Francs Gregoire de Tours et Fredegaire. Traduction de M. Guizot / Saint Gregory.New.Paris : Didier et Cie, 1874.2 v. orig. front wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 603.Saint Gregorius, Bishop of Tours (538-594). Scolasticus Fregarius, continuator of Gregorius. Historia Francorum. 'Entierement rev. et augm. de la Geographie de Gregoire de Tours et de Fredgaire. Par Alfred Jacobs.' Notes: Geographie de Gregoire de Tours, de Fredegaire et de continuateurs ... par Alfred Jacobs: t.2., pp. [247]-481. Alfred Jacobs (1827-62). Francois Guizot (1787-74).FHistory - France - Frankish Kingdom

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nmbGreville, Charles Cavendish Fulke.The Greville Memoirs (Second Part). A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 / Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville.London : Longmans, Green and Co., 1885.3 v. (varnished) ; 8vo.Safford lot 13.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.scoring. on final fly-leaf of Vol. II: 'Written from day to day and in the passion of affairs, we see here some image of what was seen by contemporary men, and can judge of how they varied in opinion.'Letter from Bournemouth to Sidney Colvin, 4 Jan 1885: I am on my feet again and getting on my boots to do the Iron Duke ... / ... I shall want of course an infinity of books: [List]; Greville's Memoirs; [List]. (Letters 5, 1372; pp.63-4).Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794-1865), diarist; Clerk to the Council intimate and friend of Wellington and Palmerston. His 'Diary' a main source for the period: first series 1817-37; second and third (pub. 1885 & 1887 resp.) continue to 1860. Details from BL. NMB note: This edition possibly not published by then. For unfinished essay on the Duke of Wellington (q.v. - see also Mehew footnote to Letters 5, 1527; p.186. nmb7.History - Britain - Political

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rgsGreville, Charles Cavendish Fulke.The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV. and King William IV., ed. Henry Reeve / Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville.5th.London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1875.3 v. : 8vo.Randall 1.Silverado, 2008.008.0003a/b/c.RLS's Skerryvore visiting card as bookplate inside front covers of vols.Pencil lines in margins of all three vols., especially in first two, noting details having to do with the Duke of Wellington. Lists of page numbers, sometimes with a word or two identifying the topic, on the rear end-papers of all three vols. Letter from Bournemouth to Sidney Colvin, 4 Jan 1885: I am on my feet again and getting on my boots to do the Iron Duke ... / ... I shall want of course an infinity of books: [List]; Greville's Memoirs; [List]. (Letters 5, 1372; pp.63-4).Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794-1865), diarist; Clerk to the Council intimate and friend of Wellington and Palmerston. His 'Diary' a main source for the period: first series 1817-37; second and third (pub. 1885 & 1887 resp.) continue to 1860. For unfinished essay on the Duke of Wellington (q.v.) - see also Mehew footnote to Letters 5, 1527; p.186. nmb7. >>>>> See Yale MS (B7128) which has notes about Wellington from Greville I and II.History - Britain - Political

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nmb, rgsGriffith, Richard and Elizabeth.Two Novels. In Letters. By the authors of Henry and Frances / [Richard and Elizabeth Griffiith].1st.London : T. Beckett; P. a. de Hondt, 1769.4v. : 16mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 248.RLS's bookplate; 3 of his visiting cards; 4 bookplates of Robert Wybrants.Letter from [Bournemouth] to Walter Scott [London publisher & bookseller], [Sept/Oct 1884]: Pray send me / [2 titles] / 3. The Delicate Distress or The Gordian Knot 4 vols, and / [1 other title]. (Letters 5, 1302; p.9).Richard Griffith (c1704-88), playwright and novelist. Mrs. Elizabeth Griffith (1720?-93), wife. Details from BL. NLS has digital copy printed in Dublin with contents: 'The Delicate Distress', by Elizabeth Griffith, V 1-2., and 'The Gordian Knot', by Richard Griffith, V 3-4. A Series of Genuine Letters between Henry and Frances, 2 v., London : W. Johnston, 1757. Binding: mottled calf. Mehew notes: 'Frances' and 'Henry' pseuds. of Elizabeth and Richard Griffith resp. Mentioned by Lydia Languish in Sheridan's The Rivals, 1775.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbGuest, Lady Charlotte.The Mabinogion: from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest and other Welsh Manuscripts. With an English Translation and Notes by / Lady Charlotte Guest.London (Landovery?) : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, [1838]-1849.3 v. : ill.; 8vo.Letters from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter: 1. [mid-Sept 1893]: Will you please order for me through your bookseller The Mabinogion of Lady Charlotte Guest - if that be her name - ... 2. [?5 Nov 1893]: Books have arrived from Johnston: many thanks. (Letters 8, 2629 & 2646; pp.169 & 181).). Lady Charlotte Guest, later Schreiber (1812-95), businesswoman. Welsh tales from the Red Book of Hergest. Details from BL.Literature - Celtic - Welsh

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nmbGuiffrey, Jules.Histoire de la reunion du Dauphine a la France ... / Jules Guiffrey. Limited.Paris : Academie des Bibliophiles, 1868.372pp. : orig. wrappers; 8vo. unnumbered copy.Beinecke, 1994 536.Jules Guiffrey (1840-1918), paleographic archivist to the National Archives; administrator of manufacture of Gobelins; art historian and founder of the Society of Art History of France. Ouvrage couronne par l'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres. Series: Archives dauphinoses Collection de la compagnie; 28. Edition: '490 exemplaires sur papier verge; 25 exemplaires sur papier chamois; 10 exemplaires sur papier de chine.' [525 total] Half-title verso. 'Pieces justicatives' : p. [141]-318. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Dauphine (France) History.FHistory - France

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rd, rgsGuizot, M. [François] or Ahrens, Heinrich.Partie Speciale de la Philosophie du Droit / M. Guizot [François Guizot] or Heinrich Ahrens.Beinecke List 1950: "(Box 5) V...? Richard. Vol. 2 (Box 7)" [but not in Yale ORBIS catalog - rgs May 2008]RGS May 2008: unknown title by Guizot, but Yale has three copies of "Cours de droit naturel, ou de philosophie du droit" by Heinrich Ahrens (1838, 1844 and 1875 eds.). Note rather cryptic entry: "(Box 5) V...? Richard. Vol. 2 (Box 7)"FLaw - French

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rd, rgsGuizot, M. [François].L'Histoire Ecclesiastique . . . / M. Guizot [François Guizot].n.d.v. 1-2.Beinecke List 1950: (Box 4) [but not in Yale ORBIS catalog - rgs May 2008]RGS May 2008: "Possibly this is a mistake in the title for some version of [...] some other [...] history by Guizot. No known connection with RLS except for the appearance in the Beinecke List, 1950."FHistory - France

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nmb, rgsGuyot, Arnold.The Earth and Man: Lectures on Comparative Physical Geography in its Relation to the History of Mankind. Translated from the French, by C. C. Felton / Arnold Guyot.16th tho.New York : Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1876.334pp. : pls. ills. maps; 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 439.Arnaud Henri Guyot (1807-84), Prof. physical geography and history at Neuchatel. Translated from the French by C. C. Felton, Prof. Harvard (?Princeton). 6 leaves of plates (No. IV unnumbered). Cornelius Conway Felton (1807-62). References: Lib. Company. Afro-Americana, 4443. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Physical geography. Human geography. Human beings Effect of climate on. Black race.Science - Geography - Physical and Human

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nmbHaggard, Andrew Charles Parker.Dodo and I / Andrew Charles Parker Haggard.Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1889.329pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to Edward L. Burlingame, [c5 Dec 1893]: Please send us The Heavenly Twins [Sarah Grand, q.v.] and Dodo and I, and The Sign of Four: that's literary, I hope. (Letters 8, 2657; p.192).Lt. Col. Andrew Charles Parker Haggard (1854-1923), brother of H. Rider Haggard, q.v. Details from BL. NMB note: For this Mehew seemingly suggests E. F. Benson, Dodo. A Detail of the Day. London : Methuen, 1893; 2 v.; 441pp. : 8vo.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHaggard, H. Rider.Eric Brighteyes / H. Rider Haggard.1st.London : Longmans & Co., 1891.319pp. : ill.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 250. Jonkers / Harrington.presentation copy with inscription: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson, / with the author's best regards, / 20, May '91.'; Vailima bookplate signed by Isobel Strong on front pastedown.Letter from Vailima to H. Rider Haggard, [?Jul or Aug 1891]: A thousand thanks for Eric. I had a day and a half of high entertainment out of him. The descent of Golden Falls and Gudruda sitting all night in the Bride seat are my favourite passages. It is really strange that that I had meant ti try my [emphasis] hand at a saga; and first Hall Caine came out with that singular mixture of insanity and real talent The Bondman [q.v.]; and here have Bright Eyes and Skallagrim of the Axe marched straight across my borders, and the game is up. / [P.S] I think Eric your best work to date. Mr Speed does his sea pictures with great taste and spirit; but his men folks are sometimes wooden and - O dear me! all his women have worn corsets. (Letters 7, 2339; pp.145-6).Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925), historical and fantasy novelist. With 17 full-page woodcuts by Lancelot Speed. Viking novel. Details from BL. Binding: cloth; soiled, some pages loose. Housed in a green cloth solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHaggard, H. Rider.King Solomon's Mines / H. Rider Haggard.London : Cassell & Co., 1885.320pp. : 8vo.?sent by W. E. Henley - Letter to RLS, 16 Oct 1885: 'How do you like King Solomon's Mines? I think it is blamed good. Not art, of course; but a good deal of blazing imagination.' (Atkinson, p.144).Letters from Bournemouth to H. Rider Haggard; 1. [mid-Oct 1885]: Some kind soul has sent me your tale of Solomon's Mines; I know not who did this good thing to me; so I send my gratitude to head-quarters and the fountainhead. You should be more careful; you do quite well enough to take more trouble, and some parts of your book are infinitely beneath you. But I find there flashes of of a fine weird imagination and a fine poetic use and command of the savage way of talking: things which both thrilled me. The reflections of your hero before the battle are singularly fine; the King's song of victory a very noble imitation. But how, in the name of literature, could you mistake some lines from Scott's Marmion - ay, and some of the best - for the slack-sided, clerical-cob effusions of the Rev. Ingoldsby? Barham is very good, but Walter Scott is vastly better. (Letters 5, 1470; p.134).- Mehew note: Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845) wrote the popular Ingoldsby Legends, 1840.Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925), historical and fantasy novelist. Details from BL. Dedicated to Andrew Lang. Letter from Bournemouth to H. Rider Haggard, [late Jan 1886]: P.S. Further reflection on K.S.M. makes me think you are one who gets up steam slowly. In that case, when you have your book finished; go back and rewrite the beginning up to the mark. My case is the reverse: I always begin well, and often finish languidly or hurriedly. (Letters 5, 1531; p.190). See Longer comments.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHaggard, H. Rider.Nada the Lily / H. Rider Haggard.London : Longmans & Co., 1892.295pp. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to H. Rider Haggard, [? Jun or Jul 1892]: ... Nada the Lily is A.1. (Letters 7, 2427; p.322). Letter from [Vailima] to Henry James, 5 Dec [1892]: I did like Haggard's Nada the Lily; it isn't great but it's big. (Letters 7, 2504; p.450).Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925), historical and fantasy novelist. Details from BL. Historical novel set in South Africa of Umslopogaas, illegitimate son of Zulu King Chaka; unusually among Victorian novels, its entire cast of characters are black.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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rgs, nmbHaggart, David.The Life of David Haggart, Alias John Morison, Alias Barney M'Coul, Alias John M'Colgan, Alias Daniel O'Brien, Alias The Switcher. Written by Himself, While Under Sentence of Death / David Haggart.Edinburgh : Printed for W. and C. Tait, by James Ballantyne and Co., 1821.173pp. : 1 leaf pls.(facsim.), port.; 8vo/18cm.Silverado, 1821.0001.Printed bookplate of 'John Young CSE [? - initials unclear]'; 2 extra leaves bound in at the back, the second blank but the first has, on both sides, a very carefully written list of page numbers and amounts of Haggart's many thefts, totalling £1175 10/-; the date of Haggart's birth '1801' is written in ink in the right-hand margin beside this information where it appears on the first page; otherwise unmarked except for dashed underlines highlighting a few phrases in Haggart's interview comments at the end.David Haggart (c1800-21). NLS note: edited by George Robertson (1793?-1844). Appendix pp.157-170 by George Combe, W.S. (phrenologist). Facsimile of note by Haggart authenticating the book. NLS copy, presented to Combe by Robertson, is inscribed 'This is a true account of my life partly written by myself and partly taken down from my own lips while under sentence of death. David Haggart Edinr Jail ... 14 Jul 1821.' Binding: contemporary leather with spine label. See Longer comments.Law - Scots - Criminal - Biography

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nmbHake, Gordon.Memoirs of Eighty Years / Gordon Hake.1st.London : Richard Bentley and son, 1892.304pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 245.Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the University of Delaware LibraryRLS's Vailima bookplate signed by Isobel Strong.Letter from [Vailima] to Edward L. Burlingame, [c.2 Jan 1893]: I continue to beg for books. [List] ... / Memories of Eighty Years by Dr Hake. / ... (Letters 8, 2521; p.4).Thomas Gordon Hake (1809-1895), physician and poet; a cousin of General Charles G. Gordon (1833-85), who gifted RLS his last message, written in Arabic, on a small, swallowable piece of paper, prior to death at Khartoum (sold Anderson 1, Lot 239). Details from BL. ? Relation of A. Egmont Hake, editor The State. (Mehew note: RLS contributed 'A Sick Child' to its first number, 10 Apr 1886, in a fuller version than in Underwoods.) Gordon Hake : The Story of Chinese Gordon (1883). >>>>> tipped to the verso of the front free endpaper is a signed fragment of an als from Hake to Stevenson. From the library of John A. Saks [Kelmscott Press collector]. Binding: orig. violet cloth.Literature - English - Biography and Memoir

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rd, nmbHaldane, Patrick.The Case of the Forfeited Estates in Scotland. Considered in a letter to a Noble L--d. / Patrick Haldane.London : Printed for Mr. James McEuen, 1718.48pp. : varnished; 8vo/19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 216.
Princeton, XI-8.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of books sought] Pamphlets or books about the Forfeited Estates. (Letters 3, 748; p.126).Patrick Haldane (1683-1769), lawyer and politician; appointed member Commission for Forfeited Estates in 1716 after Jacobite Rising. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University Press, 1971. Part XI, No. 8. Morris Parrish Collection. Bound with: 1. The Laws and Judicatures of Scotland ... [reply by] Sir David Dalrymple; 2. The Honour and Justice of the present Parliament ... [reply by] Patrick Haldane; 3. Observations on the Bill of Sale of the Forfeited Estates ... [reply by] Sir David Dalrymple (all 1718); 4. The Necessity of a Plot ... by a Friend to K[ing] G[eorge] (1720?).History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbHaldane, Patrick.The Honour and Justice of the present Parliament, and of their Commissioners of Enquiry, vindicated from the Calumnies and Misrepresentations contained in a late pamphlet, entituled, The Laws and Judicatures of Scotland vindicated, &c.: in a letter to the author / Patrick Haldane. Edinburgh : Printed by James Watson, one of His Majesty's Printers, 1718.40pp. : varnished; 8vo/19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 216.Princeton, XI-8.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of books sought] Pamphlets or books about the Forfeited Estates. (Letters 3, 748; p.126).Patrick Haldane (1683-1769), lawyer and politician. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University Press, 1971. Part XI, No. 8. Morris Parrish Collection. Bound with: 1. Observations on the Bill of the Sale of the Forfeited Estates ... [reply by] Sir David Dalrymple; 2. The Case of the Forfeited Estates in Scotland ... by Patrick Haldane; 3. The Laws and Judicatures of Scotland [reply by] Sir David Dalrymple (all 1718); 4. The Necessity of a Plot ... by a Friend of K[ing] G[eorge] (1720?)History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbHalhed, Nathaniel B.Testimony of the Authenticity of the Prophecies of Richard Brothers: and of his Mission to Recall the Jews / Nathaniel B. Halhed.Philadelphia : Printed for Robert Campbell, No.40, South Second-Street, 1795.2 v. in 1 : 84, 67 & 28pp.; 18cm.Stanford, KD1795 .B77.RLS's copy, with typed note of provenance.Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (1751- 1830), philologist and orientalist. Bound with (and issued with?) 1. Richard Brothers [q.v.]: 'A Revealed Knowledge of the Prophecies and Times'; and 2. 'A Calculation of the Commencement of the Millenium'; both Philadelphia, 1795. Religion - Judaism

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rgs, nmbHall ..., Gertrude.Far from To-day / Gertrude Hall ...Boston : Roberts Brothers, 1892.291pp. : 18cm.Silverado.title page marked, presumably by RLS, with deletion of II; Sylvanus and re-ordering of the other five tales listed thereon.Gertrude Hall Brownell (1863-1961), poet and playwright. Details from Lib. Cong. RGS notes: Title page lists six tales: I. Tristiane - II. Sylvanus - III. The Sons of Philemon - IV. Theodolind - V. Servirol - VI. These seem to be mythical tales of legends. Ref.: Advert. in Abby L. Alger, In Indian Tents, 1897, p.141.Literature - American - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHallam, Henry.The Constitutional History of England: from the Accession of Henry VII to the Death of George II / Henry Hallam.London : John Murray, 1827.2 v. : 4to.Letter from [Edinburgh] to Frances Sitwell, [26 Sept 1873]: I have been reading Hallam in the garden [?Queen Street Gardens]; ... (Letters 1, 145; p.319). Essay: 'John Knox and his Relations to Women', 1874', in Familiar Studies, 1882 (Tus. 27): 'It is humorous to think that this illustrious lady [Elizabeth I], whom he [Knox] here praises, among many other excellences, for the simplicity of her attire and "marvellous meekness of her stomach," threatened him, years after, in no very meek terms, for a sermon against female vanity in dress, which she held as a reflection on herself.' (V. I, 225, note m).Henry Hallam (1777-1859), historian; not to be confused with Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-33), poet. 8th edition, 3 v., 1867. Details from BL.History - England - Constitutional

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nmb, rgsHamerton, Philip Gilbert.The Life of J. M. W. Turner / Philip Gilbert Hamerton.London : Seeley, Jackson, & Halliday,1879.398pp. : pls.; 8vo./20cm. (varnished)Safford lot 31.Beinecke, 2531 / Ip St48 Zz879H.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate; inscription by Lieut. Safford re purchase, May 13 1899, from E. W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson.notes; marked passages.Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-94), art critic Saturday Review and historian; founder of The Portfolio 1870. 'With nine illustrations, etched by A. Brunet-Debaines.' Notes by G. S. Hellman. See also: Letters 3, 659, and notes. RLS, returning from Alais, visited Hamerton at his home in Autun in 1878. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor.Art - Drawing and Painting - England

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nmbHamley, Edward Bruce, Sir.The Operations of War, explained and illustrated / Sir Edward Bruce Hamley.Edinburgh & London : William Blackwood & Sons, 1866. 438pp. : 17 leaves pls.; maps; 8vo./26cm.Presented to RLS, London, Oct 1880, by Lt.-General Alexander Cunningham Robertson.Letter from London to his parents, [15 Oct 1880]: Gen. Robertson called and presented me with Hamley's Operations of War, in which I am now drowned a thousand fathom deep. And O! that I had been a soldier! is still my cry. (Letters, 3, 730; p.108). - Mehew note: Fanny Stevenson told Margaret Stevenson that RLS and cousin Bob Stevenson immediately used it in their game with Lloyd Osbourne's toy soldiers. Harold Vallings: 'As he sat on the verandah [Hotel Belvedere] of a morning in the sunshine of early March [1881], with Hamley's Operations of War, his study of the moment, on his knees, he would talk paint-and-canvas, to one's heart's content.' (article in Temple Bar, Feb 1901)Sir Edward Bruce Hamley, K.C.B. Standard textbook. Details from NLS. Major- General Alexander Cunningham Robertson (1816-84), family friend; served in India during Mutiny (alongside Dr. John Balfour?); father of Lt. Charles Gray Robertson (b.1855), q.v., author of Kurum. Kabul & Kandahar, Edinburgh : David Douglas, 1881.Military - Instructional

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nmbHardy, Thomas.Tess of the D'Urbervilles; a Pure Woman. ... / Thomas Hardy.London : James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1891.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to Henry James, 5 Dec [1892]: [Pokes fun as per Hardy of Nelson fame] - Well, I was mortually wounded by Tess of the D'Urberfields [sic]. I do not know that I am exaggerative in criticism; but I will say that Tess is one of the worst, weakest, least sane, most voulu books I have yet read. Bar the style, it seems to me to be about as bad as Reynolds - I maintain it - Reynolds: or to be more plain, to have no earthly connection with human life or human nature; and to be merely the unconscious portrait of a weakish man under a vow to appear clever, or a rickety schoolchild setting up to be naughty and not knowing how. I should tell you in fairness I could never finish it; there may be the treasures of the Indies farther on; but so far as I read, James, it was (in one word) damnable. Not alive, not true [emphasis last 4], was my continual comment as I read; and at last - not even honest [emphasis last 3]! was the verdict with which I spewed it from my mouth. I write in anger? I almost think I do; I was betrayed in a friend's house - and I was pained to hear that other friends delighted in the barmecide feast. I cannot read a page of Hardy for many a long day, my confidence is gone. (Letters 7, 2502; p.450).Thomas Hardy (1848-1920), architect; poet and novelist. Title continues: 'Faithfully Presented by Thomas Hardy, ...' Details from BL. George W. M. Reynolds, editor Reynold's Miscellany ('Penny Dreadful'). See Longer comments.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHardy, Thomas.The Mayor of Casterbridge: the Life and Death of a Man of Character / Thomas Hardy.1st.London : Smith Elder & Co., 1886.2 v. : 8vo./19cm.Letter from Bournemouth to Thomas Hardy, [early Jun 1886]: I have read The Mayor of Casterbridge with sincere admiration: Henchard is a great fellow, and Dorchester is touched in with the hand of a master. Do you think you could let me try to dramatise it? (Letters 5, 1619; p.259).Thomas Hardy (1848-1920), architect; poet and novelist. Published 10 May 1886. Details from BL. Mehew note: Hardy sent a friendly reply from the Savile Club on 7 June: 'I feel several inches taller at the idea of your thinking of dramatizing the Mayor, Yes by all means.' NMB: I am presuming that RLS had his own copy. See Longer comments.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHardy, Thomas.The Woodlanders / Thomas Hardy.1st.London & New York : Macmillan & Co., 1887.3 v. (352pp) : 8vo./20cm.Mehew note Letters, 6, p.1 - '... ; [Edmund] Gosse [q.v.] had "to scour London" the next afternoon to find a copy of Hardy's The Woodlanders, which RLS wanted to take with him [on journey to USA 1887, departing 22 Aug].'Thomas Hardy (1848-1920), architect; poet and novelist. Details from BL. NMB note: I am presuming Gosse unearthed his quarry. See Longer comments.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHarris, Alexander.Martin Beck, or, The Story of an Australian Settler / Alexander Harris.London : G. Routledge, 1853.368pp. : 17cm.Texas, Wolff 3014a.RLS's Vailima bookplate, inscribed 'Isobel Strong'.Alexander Harris (1805-74), soldier, teacher and writer of early fictional accounts of convict life in New South Wales. Series: Jarrolds' Railway Library. Harry Ransom Center.Literature - Australian - Novel and Short Story

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rdHarris, James.Hermes; or, A Philosophical Inqviry Concerning Vniversal Grammar / James Harris.6th ed.London : F. Wingrave, 1806.Princeton, XI-9.Signed on recto of front flyleaf, 'R. L. Stevenson'.James Harris (1709-80), grammarian and philosopher; nephew of 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1617-1713), philosopher. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University press, 1971. Part XI, No. 9.Language - Universal - Grammar

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nmbHarrison, Frederic.The Choice of Books and other Literary Pieces / Frederic Harrison.London : Macmillan & Co., 1886.447pp. : 8vo./19cm.Details from BL. Letter from [Vailima] to Sidney Colvin, 24 [26] Oct [1891]: ... a little while back I was reading Frederic Harrison - Choice of Books etc. - very good indeed, a great deal of sense and knowledge in the volume, and some very true stuff, contra Carlyle, about the eighteeenth century. (Letters 7, 2357; p.179).Frederic Harrison (1831-1923), jurist and historian; Positivist. Details from BL.Literature - English - Essay

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nmb, rgsHartshorne, Henry.Essentials of the Philosophy and Practice of Medicine / Henry Hartshorne.3rd.Philadelphia : Henry C. Lea, 1871.487pp. : 20cm. (varnished)Beinecke, 2532 / IP St48 Zz871H.RLS's signature on title page; 'Stevenson'; signature of George Chismore, with his name also rubber-stamped on inside cover.[Friends in San Francisco] ... Stevenson was especially drawn to Dr. George Chismore, alike for his Scotch blood, his love of literature, and the force and tenderness of his character.' (Balfour, p.266)Henry Hartshorne (1834-94), physician. 'A Handbook for Students and Practitioners.' George Chismore M.D., San Francisco Women's Hospital; pioneer re prostitutes' health.Science - Medicine - Practical and Philosophical

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nmb, rgsHarvey, Gideon.An Historical Narrative of the Great and Tremendous Storm which happened on November 26th, 1703 ... / Gideon Harvey.London : Printed for W. Nicoll, 1769.242pp. : 22cm. Beinecke, 2538 / Ip St48 Zz769H.inscription on first title page: 'Thomas Stevenson 1863'.pencil checks in margins.Pseud. Patrick Wallis (1636/7--1702), physician. Bound with his An Historical Narrative of the Great and Terrible Fire of London, Sept. 2nd, 1666: With Some parallel Cases, and Occasional Notes ... London, 1769. Letter to Sidney Colvin, from Royat, Jul 1884 has 'History of the Great Storm' listed by RLS as a work by Daniel Defoe. History - England Local

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nmbHaversham, Lord.The Lord Haversham's Speech in the House of Peers, on February 15, 1706 (7) / Lord Haversham.[Edinburgh : Reprinted by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, 1707.4pp. : small 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 251.John Thompson, Lord Haversham (1647-1710). Details from NLS - reference: McLeod & McLeod. Anglo-Scottish tracts, no.242(3). Anti-Union. History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbHawthorne, Nathaniel.Passages from The Note-Books of the late Nathaniel Hawthorne. With an Introduction by M. D. Conway ... / Nathaniel Hawthorne.London : J. C. Hotten, 1869.224pp. : 12mo./17cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 252.RLS' signature and bookplate.Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64), novelist and short story writer. Moncure Daniel Conway. Details from Yale. Binding: old half calf. Projected essay on Hawthorne, 1880. Swearingen, p.54. Literature - American - Journal and Correspondence

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nmb, rgsHawthorne, Nathaniel.Tales: in two volumes ... / Nathaniel Hawthorne.London : Bell & Daldy, 1866.2 pts. in 1 v. : 19cm. (varnished)Beinecke, 2533 / Ip St48 Zz866H..RLS's signature on front blank leaf: 'R. L. Stevenson / 1872.'; his visiting card mounted on front fly-leaf .Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64), novelist and short story writer Title continues: 'Vol. I. Twice told Tales: First and Second Series; Snow Image, and other Tales. Titles separate: 1869 & 1868 resp. Projected essay on Hawthorne, 1880. Swearingen p.54,Literature - American - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHazlitt, William.Lectures on the Age of Elizabeth, and Characters of Shakespeare's Plays / William Hazlitt.London : Bell & Daldy, 1870.2 pt. : 8vo.Letters to George Bentley: 1. from Davos (Berne), [19 or 20 Dec 1881]: I have already Table Talk, Plain Dealer [Speaker], Elizabethan Literature, Characters of Shakespeare's Plays, I think Winterslow, and I think, The Round Table. But for these two last, I am not certain. I fancy I have no more. The sooner you can let me have material, the sooner I see myself at work. I have written for what I have at home. (Letters 3, 888; p.266); 2. from Davos: My own Hazlitts have been looked out and sent me. They prove, as I think I told you, to be:- / Table Talk. (reprint) Bell and Daldy / Plain Speaker. (reprint) B. and D. / Round Table (Bayard Series. Abridged, I fear) / {Age of Elizabeth/Characters of Shakespeare's Plays} reprint. B. and D. / {Sketches and Essays/Winterslow} reprint. B. and D. (Letters 3, 901; pp.274-5).William Hazlitt (1788-1830), essayist, philosopher and literary critic. Bohn's Standard Library. Details from BL. See Letters 3, 875; pp.256 for suggested work in 'English Men of Letters' series.Literature - English - Comedy and Drama - Criticism

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nmbHazlitt, William.Sketches and Essays; and Winterslow / William Hazlitt. New.London, Bell & Daldy, 1872.466pp. : 8vo?Letters to George Bentley: 1. from Davos (Berne), [19 or 20 Dec 1881]: I have already Table Talk, Plain Dealer, Elizabethan Literature, Characters of Shakespeare's Plays, I think Winterslow, and I think, The Round Table. But for these two last, I am not certain. I fancy I have no more. The sooner you can let me have material, the sooner I see myself at work. I have written for what I have at home. (Letters 3, 888; p.266); 2. from Davos: My own Hazlitts have been looked out and sent me. They prove, as I think I told you, to be:- / Table Talk. (reprint) Bell and Daldy / Plain Speaker. (reprint) B. and D. / Round Table (Bayard Series. Abridged, I fear) / {Age of Elizabeth/Characters of Shakespeare's Plays} reprint. B. and D. / {Sketches and Essays/Winterslow} reprint. B. and D. (Letters 3, 901; pp.274-5).William Hazlitt (1788-1830), essayist, philosopher and literary critic. First collected by his son, William Carew Hazlitt, London : Templeman, 1839. Details from BL & WC. See Letters 3, 875; pp.256 for suggested work in 'English Men of Letters' series.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbHazlitt, William.Table-Talk, or Original Essays on Men and Manners / William Hazlitt.New.London : Bell, 1876.? : ?Letter from San Francisco to Charles Baxter, [20 Jan 1880]: [While strapped for cash] The unbound 3 vol. (not the 2 vol.) Moliere might also be kept back from sale; and de Musset's Comedies, and Hazlitt's Table-Talk and Plain Dealer [sic], and my Boswell's Johnson in one vol. (Letters 3, 679; p.49). Letters to George Bentley: 1. from Davos (Berne), [19 or 20 Dec 1881]: I have already Table Talk, Plain Dealer, Elizabethan Literature, Characters of Shakespeare's Plays, I think Winterslow, and I think, The Round Table. But for these two last, I am not certain. I fancy I have no more. The sooner you can let me have material, the sooner I see myself at work. I have written for what I have at home. (Letters 3, 888; p.266); 2. from Davos: My own Hazlitts have been looked out and sent me. They prove, as I think I told you, to be:- / Table Talk. (reprint) Bell and Daldy / Plain Speaker. (reprint) B. and D. / Round Table (Bayard Series. Abridged, I fear) / {Age of Elizabeth/Characters of Shakespeare's Plays} reprint. B. and D. / {Sketches and Essays/Winterslow} reprint. B. and D. (Letters 3, 901; pp.274-5). Letter from [Bournemouth] to his parents, [9 Dec 1884]: When you come, please to bring: / [3 requests] / 4. Hazlitt's Table Talk and Plain Speaker. ( Letters 5, 1349; p.45).William Hazlitt (1788-1830), essayist, philosopher and literary critic. First published London : John Warren, 1821. NMB note: In his letter to Baxter RLS confuses the title with that of the drama of William Wycherley. See Letters 3, 875; pp.256 for suggested work in 'English Men of Letters' series. One of RLS's CLC of 1871-72 - see Abbreviations.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbHazlitt, William.The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men and Things / William Hazlitt.New.London : Bell & Daldy, 1870.538pp : 8vo?Letter from San Francisco to Charles Baxter, [20 Jan 1880]: [While strapped for cash] The unbound 3 vol. (not the 2 vol.) Moliere might also be kept back from sale; and de Musset's Comedies, and Hazlitt's Table-Talk and Plain Dealer, and my Boswell's Johnson in one vol. (Letters 3, 679; p.49). Letters to George Bentley: 1. from Davos (Berne). [19 or 20 Dec 1881]: I have already Table Talk, Plain Dealer, Elizabethan Literature, Characters of Shakepeare's Plays, I think Winterslow, and I think, The Round Table. But for these two last, I am not certain. I fancy I have no more. The sooner you can let me have the material, the sooner I see myself at work. I have written for what I have at home. (Letters 3, 888; p.266); 2. from Davos [early Jan 1882]: My own Hazlitts have been looked out and sent me. They prove, as I think I told you to be:- / Table Talk. (reprint) Bell and Daldy / Plain Speaker. (reprint) B. and D. / Round Table (Bayard Series. Abridged, I fear) / {Age of Elizabeth/Characters of Shakespeare's Plays} reprint. B. and D. / {Sketches and Essays/Winterslow} reprint. B. and D. (Letters 3, 901; pp.274-5). Letter from [Bournemouth] to his parents, [9 Dec 1884]: When you come, please to bring: [3 requests] / 4. Hazlitt's Table Talk and Plain Speaker. (Letters 5, 1349; p.45).William Hazlitt (1788-1830), essayist, philosopher and literary critic. New edition of Bohn's Standard Library Edition 1846. Edited by William Carew Hazlitt. First published London : H. Colburn, 1826. Details from BL & WC. NMB note: In his letter to Baxter RLS confuses the title with that of the drama by William Wycherley. See Letters 3, 875; pp.256 for suggested work in 'English Men of Letters' series. Essay: 'Books Which Have Influenced Me, 1887: I suppose, when I am done, I shall find that I have forgotten much that was most influential, as I see I have already forgotten Thoreau [q.v.], and Hazlitt, whose paper 'On the Spirit of Obligations' was a turning point in my life, ... (Tus.28; p.67).Selections from his Notebook (Tus. 29, p.173): 'A good example of a false correlation in Sociology is that which connected the Roman Catholic religion with uncleanly habits. See Hazlitt's Plain Speaker.' See Longer comments.Literature - English - Essay

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nmb, rgsHazlitt, William.The Round Table ... / William Hazlitt.London : Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1869.222pp. : ills. (port.); 15cm.Beinecke, 2534 / Ip St48 Zz869Ha.notes (but just of sequences of musical notes or chords) in pencil on back fly-leaf; marked passages in the essays 'On the Causes of Methodism' and 'On Gusto' (three marginal lines for a description of Titian's landscape of Acteon hunting), and the first one-sentence paragraph of 'On the Tendency of Sects': ''There is a natural tendency in sects to narrow the mind'' (either to note the observation or the striking form of the beginning of the essay). William Hazlitt (1788-1830), essayist, philosopher and literary critic. First published 1817. Hazlitt was first on RLS's list - with Lamb, Wordsworth, Sir Thomas Browne, Defoe, Hawthorne, Montaigne and Baudelaire - to whom he played 'the sedulous ape'. See Letters 3, 875; pp.256 for suggested work in 'English Men of Letters' series. nmb3.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbHazlitt, William.The Round Table. A Collection of Essays / William Hazlitt.London : ?, 1869? : 16mo.Letters to George Bentley: 1. from Davos (Berne), [19 or 20 Dec 1881]: I have already Table Talk, Plain Dealer, Elizabethan Literature, Characters of Shakespeare's Plays, I think Winterslow, and I think, The Round Table. But for these two last, I am not certain. I fancy I have no more. The sooner you can let me have material, the sooner I see myself at work. I have written for what I have at home. (Letters 3, 888; p.266); 2. from Davos: My own Hazlitts have been looked out and sent me. They prove, as I think I told you, to be:- / Table Talk. (reprint) Bell and Daldy / Plain Speaker. (reprint) B. and D. / Round Table (Bayard Series. Abridged, I fear) / {Age of Elizabeth/Characters of Shakespeare's Plays} reprint. B. and D. / {Sketches and Essays/Winterslow} reprint. B. and D. (Letters 3, 901; pp.274-5).William Hazlitt (1788-1830), essayist, philosopher and literary critic. Edited by Leigh Hunt (1784-1859). Bayard Series. First published 1817. Details from BL. See Letters 3, 875; pp.256 for suggested work in 'English Men of Letters' series.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbHazlitt, William.William Hazlitt, Essayist and Critic. Selections from his Writings, with a Memoir ... by Alexander Ireland / William Hazlitt.London & New York : Frederick Warnes & Co., 1889.510pp. : small 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 253.presentation copy with inscription: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson Esq. with Alexander Ireland's cordial regards & remembrances. Oct. 2, 1889.' William Hazlitt (1788-1830), essayist, philosopher and literary critic. Alexander Ireland, q.v. Series: The Cavendish Library. Details from BL. Hazlitt was first on RLS's list - with Lamb, Wordsworth, Sir Thomas Browne, Defoe, Hawthorne, Montaigne and Baudelaire - to whom he 'played the sedulous ape'. See Letters 3, 875; pp.256 for suggested 1881 work in 'English Men of Letter series. nmb3.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbHeadrick, Rev. James.General View of the Agriculture of the County of Angus, or Forfarshire; ... / Rev. James Headrick.Edinburgh : Neill & Co., 1813.590pp. : fold. map.; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 246.marginal pencilings.Rev. James Headrick. Title continues: 'with Observations on the Means of its Improvement / drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture.' Details from NLS. Binding: half calf; back broken.Science - Agriculture - Scotland - Angus

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nmbHedge, Mary Ann.The Solace of an Invalid / Mary Ann Hedge.London : J. Hatchard, 1825.253pp? : 12mo.?Texas, 61-1196.RLS's initials within; from library of Dr. Harry Barnes; Ex Libris Laura Mell Pleadwell and Frank Lester Pleadwell.Mary Ann Hedge (1776-1841). A collection of essays first published 1823? and reprinted 1825 and 1832? (These details from BL.)Literature - English - Essays and Belles Lettres

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nmbHenderson, Andrew.A Full and Authentic History of the Rebellion, 1745 and 1746. By an Impartial hand [Andrew Henderson].London : n.d.?c100-200pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 495.signatures (3) of John Walker; note by Andrew Lang: 'Not a book to trust to. A. L.'Andrew Henderson (fl. 1734-75), Edinburgh printer. Appears to be an edition of: The History of the Rebellion, 1745 and 1746, Containing, a Full Account of its Rise, Progress and Extinction. ... By an Impartial Hand, who was an eye-witness to most of the facts, Edinburgh : 1748. Details from NLS. Another edition, 1752: 'to which is added a copy of what Dr. Cameron intended to have delivered to the Sheriff of Midlothian. ?John Walker, q.v. Andrew Lang, q.v. nmb5.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbHenderson, Capt. John.General View of the Agriculture of the County of Caithness, with Observations on the Means of its Improvement .. / Capt. John Henderson.London : Printed by B. McMillan, 1812.238pp. : map, plans, 10 leaves pls.(some fldg.); 8vo./22cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 247.Capt. John Henderson. With an appendix, including an account of the improvements carried on by Sir John Sinclair, etc. Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster (1754-1835), M.P., President of Board of Agriculture; initiator of The Statistical Account of Scotland, 1791-98. Details from Yale. Binding: half sheep; broken.Science - Agriculture - Scotland - Caithness

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nmbHenley, W. E. and Stevenson, R. L.Three Plays: Deacon Brodie, Beau Austin and Admiral Guinea / W. E. Henley and R. L. Stevenson.London : Nutt, 1892.? : 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to W.E. Henley, 17 Apr 1893: The Plays have come too [with Florio's Montaigne, q.v.]. I think A.G. [Admiral Guinea] the easy best of the crowd; the only review I have seen was in the Saturday [Review, q.v.] and no very great matter. As for performance, I have no great taste for it, as you know, and very willingly leave the question in your hands. (Letters 8, 2559; p.59).William Ernest Henley, poet, critic and editor; friend and collaborator RLS. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) Details from BL. DUPLICATED IN RLS'S OWN WORKS - where see copies of individual play collaborations of WEH and RLS. Literature - English - Comedy and Drama

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nmbHenley, William Ernest.Views and Reviews: Essays in Appreciation: Literature / W. E. Henley.1st.London : D. Nutt, 1890.235pp. : 16mo./18cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 248.Texas, PN 511 H39 1890.presentation copy with inscription: 'R. L. S. - W. E. H. 6/9/90'. RLS's Vailima bookplate signed by Isobel Strong; ex libris E. H. Mills.William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic and editor; friend and collaborator of RLS. Harry Ransom Center.Literature - English - Essay - Criticism

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nmbHenley, William Ernest.Views and Reviews: Essays in Appreciation: Literature / W. E. Henley.1st.London : D. Nutt, 1890.235pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 254.presentation copy to Lloyd Osbourne, with inscription: 'S. L. O. from W. E. H. 11/10/90.'William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic and editor; friend and collaborator of RLS. Details from BL. Samuel Lloyd Osbourne, stepson of RLS.Literature - English - Essay - Criticism

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nmbHenley, William Ernest.A Book of Verses / W. E. Henley.1st.London : D. Nutt, 1888.167pp. : 8vo.A Christmas Sermon' (1888): From a recent book of verse, where there is more than one such beautiful and manly poem, I take this memorial piece: it says better than I can, what I love to think; let it be our parting word:- "A late lark twitters from the quiet skies; / And from the west, / Where the sun, his day's work ended, Lingers as in content, / There falls on the old grey city / An influence luminous and serene, A shining peace. // The smoke ascends in a rosy-and-golden haze. The spires / shine, and are changed. In the valley / Shadows rise. The lark sings on. The sun, / Closing his benediction, / Sinks, and the darkening air / Thrills with a sense of the triumphing night - / Night, with her train of stars / And her great gift of sleep. // So be my passing! / My task accomplished and the long day done, / My wages taken, and in my heart / Some late lark singing, / Let me be gathered to the quiet west, The sundown splendid and serene, /Death." William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic and editor; friend and collaborator of RLS. Details from BL. RLS must have owned a copy.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rgsHenley, William Ernest.Lyra Heroica. A Book of Verse for Boys selected and arranged by / William Ernest Henley.London : David Nutt, 1892.362pp. : 8vo.Beinecke, 7912.presentation copy with inscription on p.[2]: 'A tiny fellow putting forth alone / Upon his first adventure, begs Ko Ung / Should guard his little fortunes, and bring back / Himself at last, a bigger and a better boy / R. L. S. / to / Ko Ung' [not in RLS's hand]; Austin Strong has written on the front flyleaf his name, as owner of this copy.marked passages.William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic and editor; friend and collaborator of RLS.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbHenley, William Ernest.Lyra Heroica. A Book of Verse for Boys, Ed. ... / W. E. Henley.Limited.London : David Nutt, 1892.362pp. : large paper; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 255.Beinecke, 848 / Ip St48 891Lb.signature of W. E. Henley on front fly-leaf; inscription in another hand. Letter from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter, 31 Jan 1892: I have received his Lyra Heroica and was knocked of a heap to find myself Lyring Heroically, which I thought beyond expectation. It was good of him to stretch a point for his old friend [a quarrel had strained their relationship]. The book is in many ways excellent, I found many old friends - the chief joy of such a collection - and made some new. He may well be proud of it; but I had rather in these days see another voulme of his own. However, that wil be coming, and should be good. I have remarked one or two fine pieces - and one very fine - in the journal [Scots Observer]. (Letters 7, 2385; p.233). Letter from W. E. Henley to Charles Baxter, 4 Dec 1891: 'I've sent to your address a 1.p. copy of Lyra Heroica for R.L.S.' (Beinecke, 4629; McKay, 4, p.1370)William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic and editor; friend and collaborator of RLS. Advance copy (100 copies only). Letter from Vailima to W. E. Henley, 1 Aug [1892]: For the next edition of the Book of Verses, pray accept an emendation. Last three lines of 'Echoes No. XLVI', read / But life in act? How should the grave / Be victor over thee, / Mother, a mother of men? / The two vocatives scatter the effect of this ininmitable close. If you insist on the longer line, equip 'grave' with an epithet. (Letters 7, 2441; p.339).- Mehew notes: In the second edition (1899), Henley added 'Matri Dilectissimae. I.M.' about his mother's death. The cclosing lines read: / ...What is death / But life in act? Sweetest, how should the grave / Be victor over thee, / Mother, a mother of men? / In later editions Henley deleted 'sweetest' and added 'unteeming' before 'grave'.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbHenley, William Ernest.The Song of the Sword and Other Verses / W. E. Henley.London : D. Nutt, 1892.101pp. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to W. E. Henley, 1 Aug [1892]: It is impossible to let your new volume pass in silence. I have not received the same thrill of poetry since G.M.'s [George Meredith's] Joy of Earth [q.v.] volume, and 'Love in the Valley'; and I do not know that even that was so intimate and deep. Again and again, I take the book down, and read, and my blood is fired as it used to be in youth. 'Andante con moto'\ in the 'London Voluntaries', and the thing about the trees at night (No. XXIV, I think) are up to date my favourites. I did not guess you were so great a magician; these are new tunes, this is an undertone of the true Apollo; these are not verse, they are poetry - inventions, creations, in language. I thank you for the joy you have given me, and remain, Your old friend and present huge admirer ... (Letters 7, 24441; p.339).William Ernest Henley, poet, critic and editor; friend and collaborator of RLS. Published Apr 1892. Also included four 'London Voluntaries' and 25 'Rhymes and Rhythms'. Details from BL. Letter from W. E. Henley to Charles Baxter, 19 Apr 1892: 'On refelection, I will send you that copy of the Sword for Samoa. It can do no harm, & it may do - or help to do - as much good as possible.' (Beinecke, 4631; McKay, 4, p.1370).Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbHenrion, Matthieu.Histoire des ordres religieux / Matthieu Henrion.Paris : Meyer, 1835.?2 v. (V 2. only) : 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 435.RLS's book label and / or evidence of Stevenson family ownership?Matthieu Richard Auguste Henrion (1805-62), baron and magistrate. V 2. entitled: Depuis 'establissement des ordes mendians jusqu'a au schisme de Luther. First published Paris : Societe des bons livres, 1831; 3 v. : 12mo. - contains I. Depuis leur origine jusqu'a l'etablissement des ordres mendians. 276pp.; II. Depuis l'etablissement des ordres mendians jusqu'a schisme de Luther. 188pp.; III. Depuis le schisme de Luther jusqu'a au temps present. 208pp. Details from Bib. Nat. Part of an Anderson lot of 22 odd vols.FReligion - Christianity - Catholicism

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nmb, rgsHerbert of Cherbury, Edward, Lord.Lives of Lord Herbert of Cherbury and Thomas Ellwood. With Essays by William D. Howells / Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury.Boston : James R. Osgood and Company, 1877.369pp. : 15cm. (varnished)Beinecke, 2535 / Ip St48 Zz877H.RLS's [?Vailima] bookplate; his visiting card mounted as bookplate inside upper cover.notes; marked passages.Edward Herbert, 1st Earl of Cherbury, (1583-1648), philosopher, 'father of deism', his ideas attacked by Locke; and brother of George Herbert, q.v. Thomas Ellwood (1639-1713), Quaker friend of William Penn, q.v.; autobiography, The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood published posthumously. Ms. notes by G. S. Hellman. Series: Autobiography.[Ed.by W. D. Howells; V. 3].Literature - English - Biography and Memoir

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nmbHerbert, George Robert Charles, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, and Kingsley, George Henry.South Sea Bubbles by the Earl and the Doctor / George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery and George Henry Kingsley.New York : Appleton, 1872.297pp. 23cm.Silverado.signature of Austin Strong, 1922, but no known connection with RLS.Letter from Vailima to Graham Balfour, 24 Apr 1892: South Sea Bubbles is poor; get Stoddard's book [South Sea Idyls (1873), q.v.] and Melville's Omoo and Typee; they are all really good. (Letters 7, 2404; p.271). Letters from the Earl of Pembroke to RLS: 1. 28 Jul 1892: 'Sidney Colvin told me that you were very angry at some reflection i had cast in South Sea Bubbles on Queen Moe - I cant the least understand it. I certainly never intended to express anything but the most respectful admiration of that charming lady ...'; 2. 9 Jan 93: 'Thank you very much for saying that you will kindly set me right with Queen Moe's relations.' (Beinecke, 5380 & 5381; McKay, 4, p.1543) George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery (1850-95). Dr. George Henry Kingsley (1827-92).. First published London : R. Bentley, 1872; 312pp.: 8vo. Also New York : Appleton 1872. Details from Harvard. Reprinted 1873 & 1874. Travels in Oceania, including chapter on Samoa. NMB note: Balfour's copy of SSB is in NLS (MS 9910) with a note by GB dated 1929 re the dispute between RLS and Earl P about Queen Moe of Hawaii.Travel, Exploration and Description - Oceania - Polynesia

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nmb, rdHerbert, George, and Harvey, C.The Poetical Works of George Herbert; and The Synagogue by C. Harvey / George Herbert and C. Harvey.London : Edinburgh [printed], 1863.2 pt. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 249 > Guthrie Bequest No. 132TWM.presentation copy with inscriptions on fly-leaf: 'Alison Cunningham, August 1864.'; below this: 'R.L. B. Stevenson, from Cummy, Jany. 1st. 1866.'; a few passages underscored.See: Longer comments.George Herbert (1593-1633), pious clergyman and religious poet; brother of Edward Herbert of Cherbury, q.v. Introduction by John Nicol, Professor of English Literature in the University of Glasgow. Edited by Charles Cowden Clarke. NMB note: The Synagogue is in imitation of Herbert. Binding has gilt 'RLS' on front. Contained infant photograph of RLS.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbHeredia, Jose Maria deLes Trophees / Jose Maria de Heredia.Paris : A. Lemerre, 1893.215pp. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to Henry James, [c15 Aug 1893]: Yes. Les Trophees is, on the whole, a Book. It is excellent; but is it a life's work? (Letters 8, 2621; p.151).Jose Maria de Heredia (1842-1905), poet, essayist and historian. Details from Bib. Nat. Letter from Henry James, 8 Jun 1893: In Paris was nothing nutritive except the sonnets of Heredia, which decidedly I must send you: they are to me of a beauty so noble and a perfection so rare. They make the English muse (of the hour) seem (strange combination) both illiterate and dumb.FLiterature - French - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsHerrick, Robert.Hesperides: The Poems and other Remains of Robert Herrick now first Collected and Edited by W. Carew Hazlitt / Robert Herrick.London : J. R. Smith, 1869.2v. front. 12mo. (varnished)Anderson Part 1, Lot 257.Beinecke, 2536 / Ip St48 Zz869H.RLS's bookplate in each.notes; several pencil marked passages; index entries checked.Letter from [Hyeres] to his parents, [25 May 1884]: I wish you would send me three books: one my own Herrick already asked for; the other two to purchase ... (Letters 4, 1275; p.297).Robert Herrick (1591-1674), poet; one of 'The Sons of Ben', admirers of Ben Jonson. William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer; grandson of William Hazlitt, q.v. Series: Library of Old Authors. See Longer comments.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsHerrick, Robert.Poetical Works ... containing his 'Hesperides' and 'Noble Numbers' ... / Robert Herrick.London : Reeves & Turner, 1859.608pp. : front. (port.); 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 448.Letter from [Hyeres] to his parents, [25 May 1884]: I wish you would send me three books: one my own Herrick already asked for; the other two to purchase. ... (Letters 4, 1275; p.297). Letter from [Hyeres] to his mother, [late May 1884]: No - my Herrick was a big volume, once Noona's - and whether truly mine or not, I vow I know not. Well, it seems it is stolen. (Letters 4, 1277; p.299).Robert Herrick (1591-1674), poet; one of 'The Sons of Ben', admirers of Ben Jonson. 'With a Biographical Memoir by E. Walford M. A., late scholar of Balliol Coll., Oxford.' Reproductions of original t.p.s. of 1647 and 1648 editions included. Lewis 'Noona' Balfour (1842-73), RLS's cousin. See Longer comments.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbHeyse, Paul, and Kurtz, Hermann.Deutscher Novellenschatz / Paul Heyse and Hermann Kurz.Muenchen : Rudolph Oldenbourg, [1871]-[1876].24 v. (V 1 only) : orig. wrappers; 17cm.Beinecke, 1995 5.Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse (1830-1914), novelist and translator. V 1: Inhalt: Ginleitung. Contents: Die neu Melusine. Von Goethe. - Die Verlobung in St. Domingo. Von H. von Kleist. - Geschichte vom braven Kasperl und dem schonen Annerl. Von C. Brentano. - Der talle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau. Von A. Arnim. - Das Fraulein von Scudery. Von E.T.A. Hoffman.GLiterature - German

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nmb, rgsHickson, Sidney J.A Naturalist in North Celebes. A Narrative of Travels in Minahassa, the Sangir and Talaut Islands, with Notices of the Fauna, Flora and Ethnology of the Districts Visited / Sidney J. Hickson.London : John Murray, 1889. (varnished)392pp. : col. front., ills., pls., fold. maps. ills.; 8vo.Beinecke, 2537 / Ip St48 Zz889H.verses on front end-papers and a preliminary leaf; back fly-leaf.Sidney John Hickson (1859-1940), Prof. Zoology, Manchester? 'With maps and illustrations.' Subjects ( Lib. Cong.): Natural History. Ethnology, Description and Travel Malay Archipelago. Celebes (Indonesia) Description and Travel. Travel, Exploration and Description - Asia - Far East - Indonesia

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nmbHiggins, Francis, Reverend Mr.A Full and Impartial Account of the Tryal of ... Before His Grace the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland / Reverend Mr. Francis Higgins.London : 1712.small folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 682..Francis Higgins (1669-1728). Related items in BL: 1. An Irish Ballad, upon ... F. H. his tryal before the Lord Lieutenant ... in Dublin, 4pp., [1709]. 2. Mr. Higgins's Case [i.e. on his suspension from the Commission of the Peace, etc.], Dublin, 1711. NLS has: Mr. Higgins's Case, [Dublin ; 1711] : 2pp.; 12mo. NLS notes: Contains Higgins's account of a dinner conversation for which he was later prosecuted as a disturber of the peace. Signed and dated at end: Dublin, October the 6th. 1711. By Francis Higgins. Text begins: About seven years ago Mr. Higgins was put into the Commission of the Peace, ... Reference: The Dublin Intelligence, 13 Oct 1711.Law - English - Civil

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nmb, rgsHoadly, Benjamin.The Election-Dialogue, between A Gentleman, and His Neighbour in the Country, Concerning the Choice of Good Members for the Next Parliament / [Benjamin Hoadly].London : Printed; Edinburgh : M.D.CC.X. [1710].16pp. : sewed; small 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 251.Monterey.no inscriptions, etc.no markings.Benjamin Hoadly(1676-1761), clergyman, successively Bishop of Bangor, Hereford, Salisbury and Winchester; initiated Bangorian Controversy, by his Erastian stance in his reply to the posthumous publication by George Hickes, Bishop of Thetford, in 1716. See Longer comments for Leslie Stephen on Hoadly.History - England - Constitutional

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nmbHodges, James.Faithful Advice from England. By 'An Honest Scots-Man' / James Hodges.Edinburgh : 1706.22pp. : sewed; small 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 228.James Hodges, writer of many Anglo-Scottish economic tracts. Details from NLS. Union of Parliaments.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbHog, Thomas.Memoirs of the Life of Mr. Thomas Hogg Minister of the Gospel at Kiltearn in Ross. ... / Thomas Hog.Edinburgh : Printed for Andrew Stevenson writer, and sold by him at his house, 1756.66pp. : 16mo./16cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 252.Oregon, SCA Burgess, BX5395.H6 S73 1756.From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson (Oregon).Thomas Hog. 'Containing, some very signal displays of the divine condescension to him, and to others by him. To which is annexed, an Abstract of Mr. H.'s dealing with persons under conviction [by Andrew Stevenson]. Binding: sheep; rubbed (Anderson).Religion - Christianity - Church of Scotland

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nmbHogarth, William, et al.[Portfolio] / William Hogarth, et al.? : ?? : fol.Anderson Part 1, Lot 478.Essay: 'Bagster's Pilgrim's Progress' (Tus.28, p.159) refers to Hogarth's 'Industry and Idleness' series; the 12 plates contrast the fate of two London apprentices, Thomas Idle and Francis Goodchild, the former in a cart on the way to his execution at Tyburn, and the latter in a coach as Lord Mayor of London. Essay: Francois Villon: 'No - the young master was already treading crooked paths; already he would start and blench at a hand upon his shoulder, with the look we know so well in the face of Hogarth's Idle Apprentice ...' (Tus.27; p.128)A portfolio of engravings, photographs and miscellaneous prints, including a series of 13 plates by William Hogarth (1697-1764), painter, etc. Binding: half-leather; broken.Art - Engraving - England

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nmbHogg, James.Memoirs of the Public Life of Mr James Hogg; and of the Ecclesiastical Proceedings of his Time; previous to his Settlement at Carnock: particularly of some General Assemblies that met posterior to the Revolution. ... / James Hogg.[Edinburgh] : Sold by J. Ogle and J. Guthrie, Edinburgh; J. Duncan and J. Dymock, Glasgow; Muschet, Stirling; G. Brown, Perth; and W. Knight, Aberdeen, 1798.142pp. : sewed; 8vo./21cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 258.marked passages in pencil and ink.James Hogg (1658?-1734), 'The Ettrick Shepherd'; novelist, short story writer and editor. Written by himself in a Testamentary Memorial. Details from NLS.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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rd, rgs, nmbHokusai, Katsushika, et al.Japanese Print Books / Katsushika Hokusai et al.unknown.23 v. - 13 v. of paper-covered black-and-white line prints from woodblock prints by Hokusai; 6-1/4 in. wide x 9 in. high. 10 v. in similar format by other artists.Silverado.inside one of the Hokusai vols. - a piece of brown wrapping-paper with a pencil note on it by Isobel Field [f'ly Strong]: 'Hokusai's [rule] Belonged to RLS - Were in the library at Vailima - were brought out from Scotland Isobel Field Serena May 27 1932.'; note card, seemingly by an American bookseller, saying that 10 of the volumes are dated Meiji 11 (1878); another note card says these are later and thus not associated with RLS. Letter to W. E. Henley from [Hyeres], [Early May 1883]: ... I have determined ... to offer myself and my wife a wedding [19 May] present in the shape of a complete Hokusai; ... send 'em to me skimming: I burn, I long, I die for 'em. Divine Hokusai!Katushika Hokusai (1760-1849), artist and printmaker.
RGS notes: Five of the vols., not by Hokusai, have note cards identifying title, author/artist, publisher, and date, and also include prices ($10, $25, $30); including a three vol. set identified as 'Collection of ripple designs (for use of artists) by Mori Yuzan, 2nd. ed., 1903. Another is the only coloured volume, Hundred Famous Warriors by Utagawa Yoshitora, undated, consisting of 10 double leaves all brilliantly filled in with watercolours.
Letters to W, E, Henley: 1. from Massilia [Marseilles], [early Jun 1883]: As for the Hokusai, I shall promise you a paper soon. ; 2. from Hyeres, [Jun 1883]: I think I can give you a good article on Hokusai; ... Fonty ['Fontainebleu'] is first in hand. (Letters 4, 1100, 1109 and 1112; pp.122, 130 and 132 resp.). Mehew note (p.130): Cassell's advertisement leaflet note for the eighth volume of the Magazine of Art [By-ways of Book Illustration series; Henley, editor] beginning November 1883 listed a forthcoming article on Hokusai by RLS. This never materialised. See Longer comments.
It is possible that even if genuine works from Stevenson' s LIbrary (as Belle's note suggests), these are not the volumes bought with part of the Treasure Island payment. In Feb 1882 RLS writes to Henley saying 'I wish to God I could get those hundred views of Fugi - or a sight of 'em - what do they cost?' - after reading Henley's article 'A Note on Japanese Art' (Mag of Art 1882) in which he reviews a 4 vol ed of Hokusai's *Fugaku Hiyaku-kei* or 'Hundred Views of Fugi' [sic], the first volume being introductions and translations by Frederick V. Dickins. So when he writes to Henley in May 1883, asking him to get a "a complete Hokusai" he may have meant these 4 volumes (of which, however, there is no trace among his recorded books).
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nmbHoldsworth, Philip J.Station Hunting on the Warrego: Australia, At the Valley of the Popran; and other Poems / Philip J. Holdsworth.Sydney: William Maddock, 1885.97pp. : 12mo./19cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 253.Beinecke, 1994 430.presentation copy with inscription: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson, Esq., from the author, with compliments. P. J. Holdsworth, Sydney, 1893.'; RLS's bookplate authenticated by Isobel Strong; bookplate of Edwin John Beinecke.Philip Joseph Holdsworth ( 1849-1902). Ms. note on front fly- leaf by George Hellman; unidentified ms. note. Edwin John Beinecke (b.1887).Literature - Australian - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsHolmes, Oliver Wendell.The Professor at the Breakfast Table; with the Story of Iris / Oliver Wendell Holmes.London : John Camden Hotten, [1871]. (varnished)252pp. : 16cm.Beinecke, 2539 / Ip St48 +Zz871Ho.marked passages.Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-94), physician and writer. Series: Hotten's 'Golden Library' of the best authors.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgs, rdHoltzmann, Heinrich Julius.Judenthum und Christenthum in Zeitelter der apokryphischen und neutestamentlichen Literatur / Heinrich Julius Holtzmann.Leipzig : Wilhelm Englemann, 1867.810pp. : paper covers (front V. 2 missing), pp. unopened; 8vo./21cm.Beinecke, 2540 / Ip St48 Zz867W (listed in catalogue with this title but as one of multiple copies of Holzmann and Weber's _Geschichte des volkes Israel_)pencil lines in margins beside a number of passages, but nothing marked after a long paragraph on the inspiration of the Scriptures, pp.63-4; two comments only; at foot of p.63 a summary of Holtzman's comments on Greek scepticism: 'scepticism is itself, to the vulgar, a form of mysticism.'; a note in summary of the Jews on p.46: 'Absence of political interest - a result of this cause - became a cause in itself: they never became livingly incorporated with other nations.' Selections from his Note Book: Heine's vocabulary I know very well, and can therefore read him with ease; Holzmann's [sic] I find myself rapidly learning. / [re national character] Hence, when Renan [q.v.] tries to explain the Jewish monotheism, by some hypothetical bias in the Semitic mind, and certain congruous external circumstances; and when his opponent, Holzmann [sic], combats this explanation by mentioning the case of Arabs and others of the same family and subject to the same conditions of life, whose religious ideas remained undeveloped; both sides it seems to me have missed their way. (Tus.29, pp.171 & 185).Heinrich Julius Holtzmann (1832-1910), liberal Protestant theologian and ordinary professor at Strassburg; son of Karl Julius Holtzmann (1804-77) of Karlsruhe. Series: Geschichte des Volkes Israel und der Entstehung des Christenthums / von Georg Weber und Heinrich Holtzman : 2. Bd. Georg Weber (1808-88). Georg Weber, q.v.GReligion - Judaism and Christianity

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nmb, rdHomer.The Odyssey of Homer, done into English Prose by S. H. Butcher ... and A. Lang / Homer.London : Macmillan and Co., 1879.416pp. : 8vo.Mahaffy: 'It came to me as a positive blow to find the pages of the Odyssey uncared for and unread, save in some translation.* / *Butcher and Lang, as a matter of fact.'Homer (c. 8th century B.C.?), Greek epic poet. Reprinted 1881 and 1887. Samuel Henry Butcher (1850-1910), classical scholar; Bishop of Meath and politician; Professor of Greek at Edinburgh ?-1903; member of 'The Apostles' with RLS's friend, Andrew Lang (1844-1912), q.v. Letters of Henley to RLS (ed Atkinson p. 54): "Lang writes me that a copy of his Odyssey has been sent to you at the Saville Club" (?late Jan 1879); "Lang... adds that he found your Odyssey loafing about the Savile. He hopes you have ere this received it" (1 Feb 1879). Homer was one of RLS's 'great exemplary works' of 'reasoned narrative' - Essay: 'On the Art of Literature', 1880. (ms. Silverado) Essay 'A Humble Remonstrance', 1883: The Odyssey appears to me the best of romances ...' (Tus.29, p.133) nmb4Literature - classical

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nmbHomer.The Iliad. Literally translated by T. A. Buckley / Homer.London : George Bell & Sons?, 1873?c500pp. : front.; 12mo.Safford lot 16.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate; inscription on half-title by Lieut. Safford re purchase from E. W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson. scoring; list of c80 page references in RLS's hand; marginal notes: Buckley's 'fertile and populous Phthia' to 'big-clodded, man-producing Phthia'.Mahaffy: '... I found classics indeed, but alas! in Mr. Bohn's edition, while on the shelf beneath lay the originals uncut [unopened?]!' Letter from [Davos] to Sidney Colvin, [mid-Nov 1880]: ... I, the Bohnist, the unGrecian, was the means of his [J. A. Symonds] conversion in the matter of the Ajax. It is truly not for nothing that I have read my Buckley. (Letters 3, 743; p.120).Homer (c. 8th century B.C?), Greek epic poet. Rev. Theodore Alois Buckley M.A., B.A., F.S.A. 1825-56). with explanatory notes. Bohn's Classical Library. Homer was one of RLS's 'great exemplary works' of 'reasoned narrative' - Essay: 'On the Art of Literature', 1880 (ms. Silverado). Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb4.Literature - Classical - Greek - Poetry and Verse - Epic

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nmbHomer.The Odyssey. Literally translated by T. A. Buckley / Homer.London : George Bell & Sons?, 1876?c500pp. : front.; 12mo.Safford lot 16.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate; inscription on half-title by Lieut. Safford re purchase from E. W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson. scoring; list of page references in RLS's hand; marginal notes.Mahaffy: '... I found classics indeed, but alas! in Mr. Bohn's edition, while on the shelf beneath lay the originals uncut [unopened?]!'Homer (c. 8th century B.C.?), Greek epic poet. With explanatory notes. Bohn's Classical Library. Homer was one of RLS's 'great exemplary works' of 'reasoned narrative' - Essay: 'On the Art of Literature'. (m.s. Silverado) 'A Humble Remonstrance, 1883: The Odyssey seems to me the best of romances. (Tus 29, p.133) Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb4.Literature - Classical - Greek - Poetry and Verse - Epic

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nmbHood, Thomas.The Life and Trial of Eugene Aram, who was Executed for the Murder of Daniel Clark, with some Account of his Family; the Remarkable Defence he made on his Trial, etc. / Thomas Hood.Leeds: n.d.?pp. : pictorial wrappers; 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 255.Thomas Hood (1799-1845), comic poet and humorist. Eugene Aram (1704-59), schoolmaster and philologist. 'Containing also The Dream of Eugene Aram, A Poem, by Thomas Hood.' Related item (copies in BL and NLS): The Genuine Account of the Life and Trial of Eugene Aram, for the Murder of Daniel Clark, ... Who was convicted at York Assizes, August 3, 1759, before the Honourable William Noel, Esq; ... All taken immediately from the original depositions, papers, and the manuscripts of E. Aram. London : published and sold by W. Bristow; and all the booksellers in town and country; 86pp. : 8vo. Also inspired romance Eugene Aram by Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton, q.v. Law - English - Criminal - Biography

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nmb, rgsHood, Thomas.Poems / Thomas Hood.20th.London : E. Moxon & Co., 1867.388pp. : front.(port.); 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 254.Beinecke, 2541 / Ip St48 Zz867H.RLS's signature (in early hand) on fly-leaf: 'Robert Louis Stevenson'; his Skerryvore bookplate mounted inside front cover.in table of contents (p.1) 'Best' is written beside 'The Dream of Eugene Aram', but there are no other marks; in 'The Bridge of Sighs' (pp.41-44) the following are marked with a pencil line or lines in the margin: lines 13-20, 27-28 (double line), 36-42, 43-48 (four lines), and the last stanza (double lines). There are four comments: beside lines 38-39 (lines 36-42 are marked with a single line) is written: 'Had she an uncle? Had she a god father? Page 43 is unmarked until the words 'Dissolute Man!' next to which is written '(Happy Thought)' and at the foot of the page after 'Then if you can' is written 'Thankee I prefer gin.' As well as the double lines marking the last stanza, 'thank god for this song' is written at the end of the poem. In the next poem 'The Song of the Shirt' there are a few marks, with 'and for this' written on p.48, at the end. No other comments, but lines are marked in 'The Lady's Dream' and 'The Day of the Labourer', with the circling of the last satnza of the latter (pp.56-57); 'Ode to Rae Wilson' (pp.62-63); Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg' (p.107); 'The Death Bed' (p.180); 'Verses in an Album - I' (p.197); and 'Ruth' (p.354). Thomas Hood (1799-1845), comic poet and humorist. 'Twentieth Edition'. pp.157 [107?] -160 unopened.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rgsHood, Thomas.The Epping Hunt ... / Thomas Hood.London : Charles Tilt, MDCCCXXIX [1829].29pp. : ill. (front. & 5 pls.); wrappers; 12mo./16cm.Monterey.no inscriptions, etc.no markings.Thomas Hood (1799-1845), comic poet and humorist. Title continues: 'with six wood engravings after Cruikshank'. (Other 1829 copies: 'lllustrated with six wood engravings on wood by Branston and Wright, Bonner, Slader, and T. Williams, after the designs of George Cruikshank'). First published 1820. Sticker numbered 760 on front cover.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbHooke, Nathaniel.The Secret History of Colonel Hooke's Negotiations in Scotland, in Favour of the Pretender in 1707, including Original Letters and Papers which Passed betwen the Scotch and the Irish Lords and the Courts of Versailles and St. Germains ... / Nathaniel Hooke.London : Printed for T. Becket, 1760.236pp. : 8vo./21cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 259.Beinecke, 1986 601?Colonel Nathaniel Hooke, 1st Baron (1664-1738), Jacobite politician. Title continues: 'Never before Published. Written by Himself. With a Translation of Letters, containing a Narrative of the Pretender's Expedition into Scotland in 1708, and his Return to Dunkirk, transmitted to the French Court by the Commanding Officers of the Squadron.' Binding: calf; one cover missing.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbHooke, Robert.An Attempt to Prove the Motion of the Earth from Observations / Robert Hooke.London : Printed by T. R. for John Martyn ..., 1674.28pp. : 5 leaves fold. pls., ill.; small 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 256.Robert Hooke (1635-1703), natural philosopher. Details from Columbia. Binding: old calf; cover missing. Science - Astronomy

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nmbHooke, Robert.The Posthumous Works of Robert Hooke, Containing his Cutlerian Lectures and other Discourses, read at the Meetings of the Illustrious Royal Society ... / Robert Hooke.London : [Richard Waller]; Printed by Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, 1705.209[210] & 279-572pp. : fold. pls.; small folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 260.Robert Hooke (1635-1703), natural philosopher. 'Illustrated with sculptures ... To these discourses is prefixt the Author's Life, ... Publish'd by Richard Waller, ...' Details from Columbia. Binding: old calf; broken at hinges. Science - Astronomy

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nmbHope, Anthony.The Prisoner of Zenda. Being the History of Three Months in the Life of an English Gentleman / Anthony Hope.Bristol : J. W. Arrowsmith, [1894].310pp. 8vo. Letter from Vailima to Anthony Hope, 9 Oct 1894: You will allow me to congratulate you on your very spirited and gallant little book The Prisoner of Zenda. I am aware that I am addressing a pseudonym. But if report informs me correctly the Hope [emphasis] ought to be Hawkins. Are you any relation to an old acquaintance of mine, of whom I retain a most agreeable and bracing memory, a parson - or for literary purposes I may say the [emphasis] parson - in London? If you are his son, I am a hereditary acquaintance, and my cousin, who lives with me here, is your old schoolfellow. / ... Go on with more books as good as The Prisoner of Zenda, ... (Letters 8, 2792; p.378).Pseud. of Anthony Hope Hawkins (1863-1933), novelist.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHorace.Horace: Works [Horatii Opera] pt. 1. Quinti Horatiii Flacci Carmina, with English notes by the Rev. A. L. Macleane ... Abridged from the larger edition in the Bibliotheca classica. pt. 2. Quinti Horatii Flacci Satirarum et epistolarum et De Arte poetica libri. With English notes by the Rev. A. J. Macleane ... Abridged from the larger edition in the Biblioteca classica / Horace.London : Whittaker and Co., 1883.2 v. (572pp.) : Safford lot 2.Buffalo, PR5499 no.23 (OCLC 56417840).inscription on fly-leaf: 'W. E. Safford, Lieut. U.S. Navy, Apia, Samoa, May 13/99. This is to certify that the 2 volumes "Horatii Opera" are taken from the library of the late R.L. Stevenson Esqr. at Vailima in Samoa. E.W. Gurr Solr for Mrs. R. L. Stevenson.'Mahaffy: 'Of Horace he had many and good editions, and they seemed read and used...'Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.), farmer and lyric poet. Series: Grammar School Classics. Latin text with notes and commentary in English; includes biographical references and index. Binding: original purple cloth, varnished. In a slip-case. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor.L & ELiterature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmb,rgsHorace.Oeuvres de [sic] Horace. Traduction nouvelle par Leconte de Lisle, avec le text Latin / Horace.Paris : A. Lemerre, 1873.2 v. (268pp. & 263pp) : engr. & print. titles; wrappers (broken); 16mo.Safford lot 17.Silverado, 1974.010.0004.inscription by Lieut. Safford in each volume and certificate by E.W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson on half-title of Vol. I. words 'Virginibus puerisque', in 4th line of first ode in Book III, underscored in ink, and an X placed beside them in the margin.Letter from [Mentone] to Frances Sitwell, 16 Nov 1873]: ... I had a Horace with me and read a little; but Horace, when you try to read him fairly under the open Heaven, sounds urban and you find something of the escaped townsman in his descriptions of the country ... (Letters 1, 174; p.372). lSupplied title for essay and collection Virginibus Puerisque (1881). Swearingen pp.56-7. Mahaffy: 'Of Horace he had many and good editions, and they seemed read and used...'Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.), famer and lyric poet. Charles Marie Rene Leconte de Lisle (1818-94), poet, Parnassian. Prose translation. Collection: 'Petite Bibliotheque Litteraire'. Details from Bib. Nat. - Comprend: 1. Odes. Epodes; 2. Satires. Epitres. Inside fine, blue slipcase. Also an edition of only 107 copies, according to BL.Supplied title for essay and collection Virginibus Puerisque (1881). Swearingen pp.56-7. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb4.L & FLiterature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsHorace.Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina. Edidit Fredericus Augustus Eckstein / Horace.Bielefeldae et Lipsiae : Sumptibua Velhageni & Klasingii, 1876.332pp : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 261. Smith, 762. Tranter, 376.Beinecke, 2542 / Ip St48 Zz876H.presentation inscription on fly-leaf: 'R. L. S. from S. C. [inscribed by Sidney Colvin?] 18.5.79.'; RLS's bookplate mounted inside cover; bookplates of E. B. Tranter and Harry Bache-Smith.Mahaffy: 'Of Horace he had many and good editions, and they seemed read and used...'Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.), farmer and lyric poet. Friedrich August Eckstein (1810-85), teacher, classicist. Edith Barbara Tranter; Harry Bache-Smith (1860-1936). Binding (Anderson): decorated vellum. nmb4.LLiterature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmbHorace.Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Opera) / Horace.Birminghamiae : Joannis Baskerville, 1762.300pp : engr. front. & vign. on title; 18mo./17cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 257.Dartmouth, Rauner Presses, B292h c.2.RLS's bookplate.Mahaffy: 'Of Horace he had many and good editions, and they seemed read and used...Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.), farmer and lyric poet. Details from BL - note: edited by John Livie. Engraving by Grignion. Binding: calf; broken. Rauner Special Collections - gift of Marjory Dana Barlow in memory of her father, Charles Loomis Dana, Dartmouth college Class of 1872.L & ELiterature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmbHorace.The Odes, Satires and Epistles of Horace. Done into English by Mr. Creech / Horace.4th.London : W. Taylor, 1715.331pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 262.signature of Robert Stevenson on title-page.Mahaffy: 'Of Horace he had many and good editions, and they seemed read and used...'Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.), farmer and lyric poet. Thomas Creech (1659-1700). Details from BL. Binding: calf; broken. Robert Stevenson, engineer, grandfather of RLS. One of RLS's CLC of 1871-72 - see Abbs. nmb4.Literature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmb rgsHorace.The Works ... Translated into English Prose, as near the Original as the Different Idioms of the Latin and English Languages will allow ... / Horace.New.London : Printed for R. Baldwin and C. Rivington, 1811.2 v. : 8vo./22cm.Beinecke, 1994 805.Mahaffy: 'Of Horace he had many and good editions, and they seemed read and used...'Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.), farmer and lyric poet. Title continues: ' with the Latin Text and Order of Construction in the opposite page; and Critical, Historical, Geographical, and Classical Notes in English; also the Method of Scanning the Several Sorts of Verse used by Horace, and a Table ... for the Use of Schools, as well as of Private Gentlemen. A New Edition, Revised and Corrected ...'L & ELiterature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rdHorace.The Works of Horace with English Notes, original and selected, in two parts ... [Part I. Carmina]. By Joseph Currie ... ; with numerous illustrations / Horace.London : Charles Griffin, Publishers to the University of Glasgow, [1857].2 v. : ill.; 12mo./17cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 215; Glemby, Lot 541.Princeton, XI-10.RLS's visiting card pasted-in on inside front cover; bookplate of Harry Glemby.numerous marginal notes and markings in pencil, incl. textual comments, translations, references, quotations, etc., e.g.: 1. (from Fanshaw) 'Tomorrow, let it shine or rain / Yet cannot this the past make vain; / Nor uncreate and render void / That which was yesterday enjoyed.'; 2. 'What a study of Art is this XVth Ode.' (Carm. XV. Augusti Laudes). The Princeton Catalogue lists the following pages with annotations: 6, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 23, 24, 27, 30, 34, 35, 36, 42, 43, 44, 45, 64. 65, 67, 68, 75, 76, 89, 94, 95.Mahaffy: 'Of Horace he had many and good editions, and they seemed read and used...'Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.), farmer and lyric poet. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University press, 1971. Part XI, No. 10. Joseph Murray, classical master at Glasgow Academy. Harry Glemby ...L & ELiterature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsHorace.The Works of Horace. Edited, with Explanatory Notes, by Thomas Chase, A. M. / Horace. Philadelphia : Eldredge & Brother, 1880.431pp. : 17cm.Beinecke, 1994 538.Mahaffy: 'Of Horace he had many and good editions, and they seemed read and used...'Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.), farmer and lyric poet. Chase and Stuart's Classical Series. Thomas Chase A. M., Principal of Haverford College (1827-92).L & ELiterature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmbHowells, William D.A Hazard of New Fortunes / William D. Howells.Edinburgh : David Douglas, 1889.2 v. : 8vo.Letter from Vailima to Edward L. Burlingame, 29 Nov 1892: I wish you would send me the following books: / Howell's, Hazard of Fortunes. / [continues list] ... (Letters 8, 2495; p.433). Letter from Vailima to William Dean Howells, 8 Jul 1893: I am the more inclined to break a long ill-favoured silence, because you will never get me to believe that (in your Hazard of New Fortunes) you did not draw from the same life model as I did, in The Wrecker. Unquestionably there are speches in either case that might be transferred; and I think the general lines marvellously coincide: which in consideration of our different theories and aims, is remarkable and (to my mind) wholly consolatory. - And because I fear you have some trouble in your house: as I have had, and I thank God, seem to have swum out of. (Letters 8, 2597; p.130).William Dean Howells (1837-1920), realist and critic. Details from World Cat. Other editions: New York, Harper Bros., 2 v., 1889 and Boni & Liveright (Modern Library Series), 1889, 332pp. with intro by Alexander Harvey. See also Letter 1024 re differences of opinion with Howells. RLS enclosed Letter 2597 with 2598 to Elizabeth Fairchild.Literature - American - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHowells, William D.Italian Journeys / William D. Howells.Author's.Edinburgh : David Douglas ..., 1883.2 v. (V 2 only; paperbound); 14cm.Beinecke, 1994 696.William Dean Howells (1837-1920), realist and critic. Details from BL. for RLS's reaction to Howell's novel, A Modern Instance, 1882, see Letters 4, 1024; pp.35-6. Letter to Edward L. Burlingame from [Saranac], [?late Nov 1887]: If Harper ever bursts into song, By Harper I mean Howells, you must let me see that I pray you. I live in the light of the hope of a row with the Howells, for then I am sure I could shew you the hue of his bowels: But all in a Pickwickian sense. (Letters 6, 1952; p.67).- Mehew notes: W. D. Howells wrote a monthly article, 'The Editor's Study' in Harper's from Jan 1886 - Mar 1892. When re-printing 'A Humble Remonstrance' in Memories and Portraits, RLS had added a criticism of Howell's theories of realism in fiction. There is also a reference to him in the last paragraph of 'A Chapter on Dreams'. Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe - Italy

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nmbHowie, John.The Scots Worthies [Biographica Scoticana] / John Howie.unspecified.Letters to his mother: 1. from Montargis, late Aug 1878: I shall ask you to send me at once: Patrick Walker's Lives ... - and Howie's Worthies, of which there are many editions. Send me one with most notes. 2. from Monastier, [8 Sept 1878]: Received Scots Worthies without notes [emphasis last 2]. However 'tis a rotten book, and not woth a rush at best. (Letters 2, 547 & 554; pp.263-4 & 267).John Howie of Lochgoin (1735-93). First published as Biographica Scoticana: or a Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies. ... By a Friend to the Covenanted Testimony of the Church of Scotland. Glasgow : Printed and Sold by John Bryce, 1775; 616pp.: 8vo. (Preface signed John Howie). Details from NLS. RLS was possibly hoping for one of the annotated editions (e.g. 1858) by William MacGavin, ed. The Protestant. Norquay. nmb6.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmbHoyle, Edmond.Hoyle's Games: containing the Rules for Playing Fashionable Games ... / Edmond Hoyle.New York : Worthing Co., 1887.316pp. : ill.: 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 447.Letters from Saranac: 1. to W. E. Henley, [c. 5 Dec 1887]: Do you play All Fours? We are trying it; it is still all a haze to me. Can the elder hand beg [emph.] more than once? ); 2. to Anne Jenkin, [c.6 Dec 1887]: 'My mother [...] and I, despairing of other games for two, now play All Fours out of a game-book, and I have not yet discovered its niceties, if any. ((Letters 6, 1957 & 1958; pp.71 & 72 resp.)Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769), 'the Father of Whist'. Title continues: 'With copious directions for boaston, blind hookey, whist ... Carefully revised from the last London edition ... with American additions.' Essay: 'Lay Morals', 1883: 'They [Jews] hoped to make a pocket-book of refeerence on morals, which should stand to life in some relation, say, such as Hoyle stands in to the scientific game of whist. The comparison is just, and condemns the design; for those who play by the rule will never be more than tolerable players; and you and I would like to play our game in life to the noblest and most divine advantage.' (Tus.26, p.12)Miscellaneous - Sports, Games and Pastimes - Parlour Games

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nmb, rgs, rdHugo, Victor.L'anée terrible / Victor Hugo.3rd.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1872.331pp. : (p. [1-2] of inner cover wanting); 19cm.Beinecke, 2543 / Ip St48 Zz872Hg.marked passages. The prologue is marked in the Toc and the last part of the prologue, about the falling snow, has a marginal marking. Also the eight lines of introduction; all of Aout VI; all of Novembre V; the opening of Décembre VI; Dècembre VIII: title marked with cross; Janvier VII, almost all marked. Victor Marie, Comte, Hugo (1802-85), novelist. Letters to Frances Sitwell: 1. from London [4 Nov 1873]: I like the enclosed. Hugo is a gentleman, isn't he. ; 2. from [Mentone 20 Nov 1873]: [uses phrase] 'ineffable aurore' - Mehew note: Cf. 'O ineffable aurore ou volaient les colombes!' Victor Hugo, L'Annee Terrible (1872), 'Janvier 1871', VI line 46 (not marked in S's copy). Essay: 'Victor Hugo's Romances' in Cornhill Magazine 30, Aug 1874; reprinted in Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882). Swearingen, pp.13-14.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHugo, Victor.La legende de siecles / Victor Marie Hugo.New.Paris : Calmann Levy, Editeur Ancienne Maison Michel Levy Freres ..., M DCCC LXXVII [1877].2 v. (V 2 only - 351pp.) : ?Beinecke, 7912.RLS's initials written by him on the upper cover.marked passages.Victor Marie, Comte, Hugo (1802-85), novelist. Nouvelle Serie Tome II. Essay: 'Victor Hugo's Romances' in Cornhill Magazine 30, Aug 1874; reprinted in Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882). Swearingen, pp.13-14.
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nmbHugo, Victor.Quatrevingt-treize / Victor Marie Hugo.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1874.3 v. : [23cm]Graffham.privately owned - Sussex.presentation inscription: 'Thomas Berry Cusack-Smith from Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson October 6th 1897. British Consulate Samoa.'Possibly a review copy.- Essay: 1. 'Victor Hugo's Romances' in Cornhill Magazine 30, Aug 1874; reprinted in Familiar Studies of Men and Books,1882 (Tus.27); 2. 'Byways of Book Illustration: Two Japanese Romances' in Mag. of Art 5, Nov 1882 (Tus.27): 'There is even something in this continual return of the motive, this moral "air and variations," which faintly reminds us of the elaborate method of a book such as "Quatre-Vingt-Treize;" and the manner of Dumas had been more suitable in such a case than the manner of Hugo.'Victor Marie, Comte Hugo (1802-85), novelist. 'Ninety-three'. Details from owner. Subject: French Revolution. Revolt in the Vendee in 1793 after the Paris Commune; each volume offering a different perspective of the whole. Thomas Berry Cusack-Smith, British consul-general in Samoa. Binding: full calf. Swearingen pp.13-14.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbHugo, Victor.Works / Victor Marie Hugo.? : ?? : ?Mahaffy: '... a fine collection of French works ... and a complete Victor Hugo ...'Victor Marie, Comte, Hugo (1802-85), novelist. See Longer comments.Literature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsHume, David.Essays, Literary, Moral and Political / David Hume.London : Ward, Lock, and Tyler, n.d. [c1871].557pp. : 12mo./19.5cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 259.privately owned - California.Vailima authentication label, signed Isobel Strong.marginal pencillings (Anderson); in Essay XXXIX, An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, Section IV, RLS has a double pencil line in the margin beside Hume's comment that ultimate causes are unknowable: 'The most perfect philosophy of the natural kind only staves off our ignorance a little longer; as perhaps the most perfect philosophy of the moral or metaphysical kind serves only to discover large portions of it. Thus the observation of human blindness and weakness is the result of all philosophy, and meets us, at every turn, in spite of our endeavours to elude or avoid it.' (p.325)David Hume (1711-76), philosopher and historian. Title continues: 'A Careful reprint of the 2 vols,. 8vo. edition.' Date from advertisements: the 1 leaf of includes 'Now Ready, an entirely New Work, entitled Palestine its Holy Sites and Sacred Story' 520pp. = John Tillotson, [1871] (BL/UCB),Philosophy

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rdHume, David.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, etc. / David Hume, John Hill Burton.Edinburgh : William Tait, 1846.2 v. : port. & pl.: varnished; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 258.Princeton, XI-11.RLS's Vailima bookplate, signed by Isobel Strong in V.1.David Hume (1711-76), philosopher and historian. John Hill Burton, q.v. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University press, 1971. Part XI, No. 11. Binding (Anderson): cloth; 1 back missing, 1 cracked.Philosophy

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rgsHunt, Leigh.The Indicator, and The Companion. In Two Parts [The Seer added] / Leigh Hunt.Repr. of 2nd.London : William Tegg, 1865.84, 93, 87, 79pp. : ill.; 25cm.Bodley.bookplate inside front cover: 'From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson' - not the usual one endorsed by Isobel Strong/Field.scattered pencil lines and a few notes in an unknown hand. The page from the Bodley Head, New York, bookshop catalogue listing this item, which is loose at rear has a note in an unknown hand: 'incorrect never belonged to RLS'.James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), writer (poet and essayist) and critic; editor 'The Examiner', his 'London Journal', 'The Reflector' and 'The Indicator' itself, a weekly literary. Title pages of The Seer are dated 1840. Contents: Selected articles from The Indicator 1819-21 and The Companion 1828.Literature - English - Essays and Belles Lettres

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nmb, rgsHuret, Jules.Enquette sur l'Evolution Litteraire; Conversations avec MM. Renan, De Goncourt, Emile Zola, Guy de Maupassant / Jules Huret. Paris : Bibliotheque Charpentier, 1891.455pp. : orig. back wrapper only; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 557.Jules Huret (1864-1915, journalist. 64 interviews, first published in the 'Echo de Paris' March 3 - July 5, 1891.FLiterature - French

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nmb, rgsHuynes, Jean.Histoire Generale de L' Abbaye du Mont-St.-Michel au Peril de la Mer ... / Jean Huynes.Rouen : 1872-73.2 v. : 25cm.Beinecke, 2544 / Ip St48 Zz872Hy.marked passages.Martin Jean Huynes (1609?-1651), Benedictine monk of the Congregation of Saint-Maur (departs 1630). Called 'Mont St. Michel at the peril of the sea'. Title continues: 'Pub. pour la premiere fois avec une Introduction et Notes par E. Robillard de Beaurepaire ...' V 2 pub. by C. Meterie, 'succ. de A. Le Brument'. Binder's title: Publications de la Societe de l'histoire de Normandie ... On spine: V 2: 1875. Societe de l'histoire de Normandie (Rouen, France).FHistory - France - Local - Normandy

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nmbIbsen, Henrik.Prose Dramas. Lady Inger of Ostrat: The Vikings at Helgeland: The Pretenders: Ed. by William Archer / Henrik Ibsen.London : Walter Scott, 1890.?pp. : port; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 265.inscription: 'R. L. S., from W. A. London, 24 Nov. '90.'Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian realist playwright. William Archer (1856-1924), q.v. Series: Prose Dramas V 3. Details from BL.Literature - Norwegian - Comedy and Drama

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nmbIngledew, C. J. Davison.The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire, transcribed from Private Manuscripts, Rare Broadsides, and Scarce Publications ... / C. J. Davison Ingledew.London : Bell & Daldy, 1860.319pp. : 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 441.Christopher James Davison Ingledew, M.A , Ph. D. F. G. H. S., b.1833. 'with Notes and Glossary.'Literature - English - Ballad and Song

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nmbIreland, Alexander.The Book Lover's Enchiridion. Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books. Selected and Chronologically Arranged by Philobiblos / Alexander Ireland.[London : Simpkin Marshall], 1883.[c480pp : 18cm?].Beinecke, 1994 446.presentation copy with inscription to RLS from Alexander Ireland.Letter from [Hyeres to Alexander Ireland, [2 Mar 1883]: [Apologises for his 'long silence' through illness, now in respite] ... and so I hasten to thank you for your having sent me the Enchiridion, and still more kindly found a place for a word of mine in so select a company. It is much easier for you to imagine than for me to express - (there, at least, is an original phrase) - the gratification I felt when I saw my name in your collection; I fear it was the extract I enjoyed the most! - but the whole work seems admirably done, and I find it not only a beautiful little book for the eye, but quite one of those pocket volumes that a man can read and re-read without end or weariness. (Letters 4, 1068; p.84). Alexander Ireland (1810-94), journalist, man of letters, publisher and business manager Manchester Examiner 1846-86. Quotation of RLS on p225. See Longer comments. Literature - English - Anthology

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nmbIrving, Washington.Life of George Washington / Washington Irving.Unspecified.? : ?Letter from Vailima to Sidney Colvin, [1 Dec] 1890: ... I write some verses, read Irving's Washington and follow [Fanny to bed] about half-past eight. (Letters 7, 2277; p.44). Washington Irving (1783-1859), short story writer, essayist, biographer and historian; 'First American Man of Letters'. First published New York : G. P. Putnam & Co., 1856-59; 5 v. : 20cm. Details from Lib Cong. George Washington (1732-99), commander of continental army during American War of Independence and first president of the U.S.A.History - America - George Washington

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rgs, nmbJames VI of Scotland, I of England.The Essayes of a Prentise in the Divine Art of Poesie. [with] A Counterblaste to Tobacco / James VI of Scotland, I of England.London : 1869.120pp. : 8vo.Silverado.List, probably of intended essays, inside back cover in pencil: V. Hugo / W. Blake / Scott and Balzac. / M. Taine's Art [last word struck through] Philosophy of Art. James VI and I (1566-1625). Essayes orig. pub. Edinburgh, 1585 [1584]; Counterblaste, London, 1604. 'Carefully edited by Edward Arber'. Series: English Reprints, no. 19. London, 10 December 1869. Contents: (Essayes) 17 sonnets and a few short poems; translation of The Uranies of Sallust; and a prose discussion of Scottish poetry.Literature - English - Essays and Poetry and Verse

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nmbJames, Henry.Hawthorne / Henry James.unspecified [First published London : Macmillan, 1870]?c175pp : 8vo? Letters to Sidney Colvin: 1. from Oakland, [late Mar / early Apr 1880]: Still I live on promises: waiting for ..., for James's Hawthorne, ... 2. from Calistoga, California, [May 1880]: Received James's Hawthorne, on which I meditate a blast, ... I have opened only James; it is very clever, very well written, and out of sight the most snobbish and (in his own word) provincial - provincialism inside out - thing in the world; I have dug up the hatchet; a scalp shall flutter at my belt ere long. (Letters 3, 693 & 703; pp.72 & 83).Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Reprinted 1879 and 1880. Nathaniel Hawthorne, q.v. Details from BL. See Longer comments. Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson: A Record of Friendship and Criticism, edited by Janet Adam Smith, London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1948.Literature - American and English - Criticism

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nmb, rgsJames, Henry.Partial Portraits ... / Henry James.London : Macmillan & Co., 1888.408pp. : 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 432.RLS's visiting card tipped in as bookplate: 'Mr. Robert Louis Stevenson. Athenaeum Club, London. Vailima, Samoa.'Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Contents: Emerson. The life of George Eliot. Daniel Deronda: a conversation. Anthony Trollope. Robert Louis Stevenson. Miss Woolson. Alphonse Daudet. Guy de Maupassant. Ivan Turgenieff. George Du Maurier. The art of fiction. See Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Criticism

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nmbJames, Henry.Essays in London and Elswhere / Henry James.London : Osgood & McIlvaine, 1893.320pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to Henry James, [c5 Dec 1893]: How exquisite is your character of the critic in Essays in London! I doubt if you have done any single thing so satisfying as a piece of style and of insight. (Letters 8, 2658; p.193).Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Mehew note: James sent RLS on 5 Aug 1893 what he called 'a volume of thin trifles lately put forth by me and entitled Essays in London and Elswhere. RLS is referring to the essay 'Criticism'. See Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Essays

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nmbJames, Henry.Daisy Miller: a Study; Four Meetings; Longstaff's Marriage; Benvolio / Henry James.London : Macmillan & Co., 1883.202pp : 16mo./16cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 260.Texas, PS 2116 D3 1883B.RLS's Vailima bookplate with printed inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson'; signature 'Robert louis Stevenson 1887' - possibly written by RLS's mother.Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Binding: green cloth; in slipcase. Bookdealer's loose slip. Harry Ransom Center. RLS's name and date in 10 of the 11 v. in Anderson Part 2, Lot 260. N.B. unnamed 'others' in this lot. (some odd vs.). See Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsJames, Henry.Portrait of a Lady / Henry James.London : Macmillan, 1883.3 v. : 16mo./18cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 260.Silverado, 1969.072.0003.RLS's Vailima bookplate with printed inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson', signed by Isobel Strong in all 3 v.; Vs. 1 & 2 signed by RLS's mother 'Robert Louis Stevenson' / 1887'.unmarked.Letter from [Saranac] to Henry James, [c20 Nov 1887]: P.S. Perhaps it is a pang of causeless honesty, perhaps I hope it will set a value on my praise of Roderick [Hudson, q.v.], perhaps it is a burst of the diabolic, but I must break out with the news that I can't bear The Portrait of a Lady. I read it all, and I wept too; but I can't stand your having written it; and I beg you will write no more of the like. Infra, sir; Below you; I can't help it - it may be your favourite work, but in my eyes it's BELOW YOU to write and me to read. (Letters 6, 1945; pp.61-2).Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. In blue slipcase. Details from BL. RLS's name and date in 10 of the 11 v. in Anderson Part 2, Lot 260. N.B. unnamed 'others' in this lot (some odd vs.) - so probably one of these. See Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbJames, Henry.Roderick Hudson / Henry James.London : Macmillan, 1883.2 v. : 16mo./18cm. (V 2 varnished) Anderson Part 2, Lot 260. Lockrow (V 2 only).Harrisville.RLS's Vailima bookplate with printed inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson', signed by Isobel Strong; his signature in ink and date 1887 - possibly written by RLS's mother (c.f. Portrait of a Lady and The Europeans) - on front free-endpaper; both the title and the author's name are also written in ink (in the same hand?) above the embossed ones on the front cover.Letters from [Saranac], [c20 Nov 1887]: 1. to Sidney Colvin: We have been reading H. James's Roderick Hudson, which I eagerly press you to get at once; it is a book of a high order - the last volume in particular is really a stodger. I wish Meredith would read it. It took my breath away.- 2. to Henry James: [Tells of hearing book read aloud with family] ... and the work was really one of the best works I ever heard ... it is very spirited, and very sound, and very noble too. Hudson, Mrs Hudson, Rowland, O, all first rate: Rowland a very fine fellow; Hudson as good as he can stick (did you know Hudson? I suspect you did) Mrs H. his real born mother, a thing rarely managed in fiction. / [Mentions dislike of Portrait of a Lady] I thought Roderick was going to be another such at the beginning; and I cannot describe my pleasure as I found it taking bones and blood, and looking out at me with a moved and human countenance, whose lineaments are written in my memory until my last of days. (Letters 6, 1944 & 1945; pp.60 & 61).Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Details from BL. RLS's name and date in 10 of the 11 v. in Anderson Part 2, Lot 260. N.B. unnamed 'others' in this lot (some odd vs.). Anderson has 'Roderick Random' (Tobias Smollet). Binding: original light grey-green cloth; in blue solander slipcase along with both V1 & V 2 of another, later edition of the same title. The book was part of the estate of Dr. Aeneas Constantine (d.1998) of Harrisville, Michigan, which passed to Harrisville Institute; he purchased for 50c from Lockrow in Dec 1946. See Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsJames, Henry.Stories Revived / Henry James.1st.London : Macmillan & Co., 1885.3 v. : 16mo./18cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 434. ( V 2 & 3 only).Beinecke, Za J233 885s. (V 1 only).RLS's visiting card pasted inside front cover of V 1; RLS's bookplate in V 2 & 3?Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. V 2 & 3 part of an Anderson lot of 18 odd vols.; Anderson has 'James' Stories Reviewed'. Contents: V 1. The author of 'Beltraffio'. Pandora. The path of duty. A light man. A day of days.; V 2. Georgina's reasons. A passionate pilgrim. A landscape-painter. Rose-Agathe [orig. 'Theodolinde' in Lippincott's Magazine, May 1878.] V 3. Poor Richard. The last of the Valerii. Master Eustace. The romance of clothes. A most extraordinary case. See Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbJames, Henry.Tales of Three Cities Henry James.1st.Boston : J. R. Osgood and Company, 1884.359pp. : 12mo./19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 268.RLS's visiting card.Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. See Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb.James, Henry.The American / Henry James.London : Macmillan, 1883.2 v. : 16mo./18cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 260. Skiff, lot 2413.RLS's Vailima bookplate with printed inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson', signed by Isobel Strong in each; signature ('Robert Louis Stevenson'?) in V 1. (with date 1887?) - possibly written by RLS's mother.Letter from [Vailima], 7 Dec 1891: ... I was delighted ... to hear of the success of your piece, as you know I am a dim failure, and might have dined with the dinner club that Daudet and these parties frequented. (Letters 7, 2374; p.210).Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Mehew notes: The dramatisation of The American; the 'diner des siffles' held in the 1870's by Flaubert and a group of friends, including Daudet, Edmond de Goncourt, Turgenev and Zola, whose work had failed at the theatre. See Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbJames, Henry.The Author of Beltraffio, etc. / Henry James.1st.Boston : J. R. Osgood and Company, 1885.362pp. : 12mo./20cm. (varnished).Anderson Part 1, Lot 269.Virginia, PS2116 .A8 1885 (copy 2).presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, from his friend of many evenings, Henry James.' (Anderson); RLS's visiting card pasted in; bookplate of Mary Landon Baker (Virginia).Letter from Manasquan to Henry James, [28 May 1888]: [Mentions the 'torrent' of recent stories by James in periodicals] I have been preaching your later works in your native land. I had to present the Beltraffio volume to Low, and it has brought him to his knees; he was amazed [emphasis] at the first part of Georgina's Reasons', although (like me) not so well satisfied with Part II. It is annoying to find the American public as stupid as the English, but they will waken up in time: I wonder what they will think of 'Two Nations'? [Discusses] / Low has been preaching here this morning on the extraordinary superiority in truth, interest, boldness and tact of 'Georgina's Reasons' to the current French stuff. So I believe I have made you an apostle. Damn their blind heads. (Letters 6, 2098; p.197).Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. With: Pandora; Georgina's Reasons; The Path of Duty; Four Meetings. Barrett Collection. Binding: original brown clothSee Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbJames, Henry.The Lesson of the Master / Henry James.1st.London : Macmillan & Co., 1892.302pp. : 8vo.Letters from [Vailima] to Henry James: 1. [?25 May 1892]: From this perturbed and hunted being expect but a line, and that line shall be but a whoop for Adela. O she's delicious, delicious; I could live and die with Adela - die, rather the better of the two; you never did a straighter thing and never will. / ... / Sworn affidavit of R.L.S. / No person now alive has beaten Adela: I adore Adela and Her Maker. Sic subscrib; [all emphasised] Robert Louis Stevenson. / A Sublime poem to follow. / [2 poems in fact] / Another verse bursts from me, you see; no end to the violence of the Muse. C'est Venus tout entier! 2. 5 Dec [1892]: I remember acknowledging with rapture The Lesson of the Master, ... (Letters 7, 2411 & 2502; pp.292-3 & 449).Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Short stories. The Marriages. The Pupil. Brooksmith. The Solution. Sir Edmund Orme. Details from BL. Mehew note: Adela Chart is the heroine of 'The Marriages'. James sent the 'little volume of tales which I lately put forth' to RLS at the same time as a letter dated 19 Mar 1892 (Beinecke, 4951; McKay, 4, p.1437). See Longer comments.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbJames, Henry.The Siege of London: Madame de Mauves / Henry James.2nd.London : Macmillan & Co., 1883.197pp. : 16cm.? Anderson Part 2, Lot 260 (i.e. one of the unnamed 'other' vols.)Smith.RLS's Vailima bookplate with printed inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson' signed by Isobel Strong; signature 'Robert Louis Stevenson 1887' on front free endpaper - possibly written by RLS's mother; bookplate of Marjorie Bache Menden on rear pastedownHenry James (1843-1916), novelist. Binding: original glazed green cloth, in (original?) blue gilt-stamped, cloth over paper dust jacket, not corresponding with any binding described by Edel & Laurence: with the advertising leaf at end described by Edel and Laurence as part of the wrappered issue only.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbJames, Henry.The Tragic Muse / Henry James.London : Macmillan & Co., 1890.3 v. : 8vo.Letters to Henry James: 1. from Sydney, [19 Aug 1889]: I have not been out since my arrival; live here in a nice bedroom by the fireside, and read books and letters from Henry James, and send out to get his Tragic Muses, only to be told that they can't be had as yet in Sydney; and have altogether a placid time. 2. from Vailima, 29 Dec 1890: [Laments losses in post] The Tragic Muse you announced to me as coming; I had already ordered it from a Sydney bookseller; about two months ago, he advised me that his copy was in the post; and I am still tragically museless. 3. from [Vailima], 7 Dec [1891]: Thanks for yours; your former letter was lost; so it appears was my long and masterly treatise on The Tragic Muse; I remember sending it very well, ...These gems of criticism are now lost literature like the tomes of Alexandria. I could not do 'em again. ... I was delighted with The Tragic Muse; I thought the Muse herself one of your best works; ... (Letters 6, 2239; pp.402-3 / 7, 2288 & 2375; pp.64 & 210).Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Single vol. edition: London : Macmillan & Co., 1891, 488pp. : 8vo. Details from BL. Published Jun 1890. See Longer comments for letters from Henry James.Literature - American and English - Novel and Short Story

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rgsJames, Henry.The Europeans: a Sketch / Henry James.London : Macmillan & Co., 1883.190pp. : 16cm. (varnished)Unknown / e-bay.RLS's Vailima bookplate with printed inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson', signed by Isobel Strong; his signature in ink and date 1887 - possibly written by RLS's mother (c.f. Portrait of a Lady and Roderick Hudson) - on front free-endpaper.Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Details from BL. RLS's name and date in 10 of the 11 v. in Anderson Part 2, Lot 260. N.B. unnamed 'others' in this lot (some odd vs.). Binding: orig. light green cloth; in half-calf, lined case. See Longer comments.Literature - English and American - Novel and Short Story

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nmbJames, Henry.The Private Life. The Wheel of Time. Lord Beaupre. The Visits. / Henry James.London : Osgood & McIlvaine, 1893.232pp. : 8vo.Letter from Henry James to RLS, 8 Jun 1893: 'I send you by this post ... 2 volumes of tales I have lately put forth.' (Beinecke, 4954; McKay, 4, p.1438). Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Collaboration with Owen Wingrave. Details from BL. No evidence of receipt?Literature - English and American - Novel and Short Story

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nmbJames, Henry.The Real Thing, and other Tales / Henry James.London : Macmillan & Co., 1893.275pp. : 8vo.Letter from Henry James to RLS, 8 Jun 1893: 'I send you by this post ... 2 volumes of tales I have lately put forth.' (Beinecke, 4954; McKay, 4, p.1438). Henry James (1843-1916), novelist. Details from BL. No evidence of receipt?Literature - English and American - Novel and Short Story

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nmbJamieson, Robert.Burns in His Youth and How he Grew to be a Poet. Burns in His Maturity, and How he Spent It / [Robert Jamieson].1st.Belfast : William Brown, 1878.108pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 194.presentation copy with inscription: 'From the Author, Belfast, 2 Oct. 1879.'Robert Jamieson. 'Papers read before the Belfast Burns' Club by Robert Jamieson, 1876-7.' Details from BL.Literature - Scots - Biography

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nmbJapp, Alexander H.The Circle of the Year. A Sonnet Sequence with Proem and Envoi / Alexander H. Japp.[London and Aylesbury : Printed for the Author, 1893].3 v. in 1 v. : 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 606.presentation copy with inscription: ''No. 33. R. L. Stevenson, Esqr. with grateful regards. New Year's Day, '93. Alexander H. Japp.'Dr. Alexander Hay Japp, pseud. 'H. A. Page' (1839-1905), q.v., publisher and author, q.v. Robert Louis Stevenson: A Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial (1905). Subjects(Lib. Cong.): Children's poetry, English. Japp's criticism of his essay on Thoreau is mentioned by RLS in his preface to Familiar Studies of Men and Books, q.v. (See H. A. Page)Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbJenkin, Fleeming.Griselda / Fleeming Jenkin.[Edinburgh : privately printed, 1881]? : ?Letters to Fleeming Jenkin: 1. from [Paris], [early May 1881]: I am very anxious to see Griselda, but I am doubtful where you ought to send it. 2. from Pitlochry, [?June 1881]: We think your Griselda most excellent; I have nothing to correct myself; some of it is not quite clear to me as progression; but it will likely come so by reading. My wife objects to the boy's asking [emphasis] 'Is this poison?' after what has passed, she thinks a look is all that a high-sprited boy could ever condescend to allow himself: in this I concur. It is throughout a very fine thing and nobly felt in places. The ergotisms even, which you should perhaps be ware of in your next, suit well enough with the mediaevally casuistic nature of this piece. I wept twice. I loathe the daughter, but then I generally do loathe girls. Act II is of course the nut; Act I is cleanest combed. It is written stunning. (Letters 3, 796 & 808; pp.177 & 189).Fleeming Jenkin (1833-85), F.R.S., L.L.D., Professor of Engineering at Edinburgh. Mehew notes: A play by Jenkin which was performed by his amateur group in Jan 1882. Privately printed in his lifetime, it was first published in his Collected Papers [q.v] (1887).Literature - English - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsJenkin, Fleeming.Papers Literary, Scientific, etc.; by the late Fleeming Jenkin ...; edited by Sidney Colvin M. A. and J. A. Ewing, F.R.S.; with a Memoir by Robert Louis Stevenson / Fleeming Jenkin.London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887.2 v. : ills,. ports. (incl. front.). diagrs. (8 fold.); 23cm.Beinecke, 838 & 839 / 1994 442 - & Ip St48 887Q?Letter [from Bournemouth] to W. E. Henley, [late Apr / early May 1887]: All of Jenkin done but one chapter: I may be wrong, but if that chapter comes off like the others, the thing will be a book, and a good book. Mrs Jenkin here again, and as always Delightful. (Letters 5, 1805; p.404).Fleeming Jenkin (1833-85), F.R.S., LL.D., Professor of Engineering at Edinburgh. Contents: V 1. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin, by R. L. Stevenson. Papers by Fleeming Jenkin.-Literature and Drama: The 'Agamemnon' and 'Trachnia'. On the antique dress for women. Mrs. Siddons as Lady Macbeth. Mrs. Siddons as Queen Katherine, Mrs. Beverley, and Lady Randolph. Talma on the actor's art. Artist and critic. Griselda. On rhythm in English verse. A fragment on George Eliot.- Speculative science: Lucretius and the atomic theory. Darwin and the origin of species. A fragment on truth. V 2. Political economy: Trade-unions: how far legitimate. The graphic representation of the laws of supply and demand, and their application to to labour. On the principles which regulate the incidence of taxes. The time-labour system. Is one man's gain another man's loss?-Scientific and technical education: Technical education. On scientific teaching in laboratories.-Applied science: Prefatory note by Prof. J. A. Ewing. Submarine telegraphy. Telpherage. on the application of graphic methods to the determination of the efficiency of machinery.-Abstracts of Fleeming Jenkin's scientific papers; List of Professor Jenkin's British patents. The Memoir was reprinted in the Edinburgh, Pentland and Swanston editions before first separate UK publication by Longmans, Green, and Co.,1912. Swearingen pp.97-8, 113-4 & 158. See Longer comments, and Jonathan Alexander, Recollections.Science - Engineering - Biography and Memoir

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nmb, rgsJenkin, Fleeming.Electricity and Magnetism / Fleeming Jenkin.London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873.379pp. : ills., diagrs.; 18cm.Beinecke, 2545 / Ip St48 Zz873.Fleeming Jenkin (1833-85), F.R.S., L.L.D., Professor of Engineering at Edinburgh. Series: Text Books of Science. Swearingen pp.97-8.Science - Engineering - Electrical

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nmbJephcott, Sydney.The Secrets of the South: Australian Poems / Sydney Jephcott.1st.London : privately printed, [1894].?pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 270.presentation copy with inscription to RLS shortly before his death, dated: '4. 7. 94.'; and with sentiment in hand of the author: 'But wheresoe'er the highways tend, Be sure there's nothing at the end.'The author's own copy, with his marginal notes in ink, being proof corrections of printer's errors, etc. with imprint on title changed in ink to Tintaldra, Victoria.Sydney Wheeler Jephcott (1864-1951), poet and rancher, Ournie, Upper Murray, where established in 1874 an exotic arboretum from seeds brought by Sir Ferdinand Mueller, q.v. Ordinary edition: London : W. Reeves, [1892]; 132pp. : 8vo. (B.L.) See Aus. Nat. Dict. Online.Literature - Australian - Poetry and Verse

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nmbJerviswood, George Baillie of.The Correspondence of George Baillie of Jerviswood, M.DCC.II-M.DCC.VII [sic? 1702-1708] / George Baillie of Jerviswood.Edinburgh : Bannatyne Club, 1842.211pp. : 4to.Johnston.Letters from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter: 1. [late Nov or early Dec 1893]: But the Second Volume [of Heathercat] is to be called (iI believe) Darien, and for that I want, I fear, a good deal of truck:- / Darien Papers / Carstares Papers / Marchmont Papers / Jerviswood Correspondence [all q.v.] / I hope may do me; ... 2. [c26 Feb 1894]: [List] 2. Books arrived. Thanks. (Letters 8, 2652 & 2706; pp.188 & 251) Letter from George P. Johnston to Charles Baxter, 9 Jan 1894: 'Mr. Stevenson's order. I have been able to procure all the books as per note overleaf.' (Beinecke, 5010; McKay, 4, p.1452)George Baillie of Jerviswood (1664-1738), politician; ?son of Robert Baillie of Jerviswood (c1634-84), conspirator implicated in Rye House Plot and executed for treason. Edited by Gilbert E. M. Kynynmond, Earl of Minto [1751-1814]. History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbJohnson, Charles.The History of the Lives and Actions of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Street-Robbers, etc. To which is added, A Genuine Account of The Voyages and Plunders of the Most Noted Pirates / Charles Johnson.New.Edinburgh : Printed for John Thomson Jun. and Co., 1814.574pp. : front. ill.; 8vo./21cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 261.Letter from [Braemar] to W. E. Henley, [early Sept 1881]: A thousand thanks for Johnson who is a brick. The tale [Treasure Island] advances a chapter a day. (Letters 3, 844; p.226). Letter from [Hyeres] to Sidney Colvin, [late May 1884]: T.I. came out of Kingsley's At Last; where iI got the 'Dead Man's Chest' - and that was the seed - and out of the great Captain Johnson's History of Notorious Pirates. (Letters 4, 1278; p.300). Telegram from Saranac to Charles Scribner, 15 Dec 1887: 'Memoirs of the Chevalier Johnstone and Johnson's Lives of Notorious Pirates by swiftest conveyances.' (Letters 6, 1967; p.79). 'My First Book: Treasure Island': ' ... a copy of Johnson's Buccaneers ...' (Tus. 2, xxx)Charles Johnson (fl. 1724-36). Written by Daniel Defoe. Also published London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1814. Details from NLS. Binding: half calf; rubbed. Mehew notes: In the first paragraph[s] of ch.11 of Treasure Island, RLS incorporated material from Johnson's lives of these pirates [Davis and Roberts] into Long John Silver's account of his career. He also took other details (notably the name of Israel Hands) from Johnson. NMB note: Copy from Scribner for The Master of Ballantrae. Swearingen p.68-9. Letter from W. E. Henley to RLS, 22 May 1894: 'I would like you to read Captain Charles Johnson in the earlier texts: which are noble.' (Atkinson, p.229).nmb 7.Law - English - Criminal - Biography

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nmbJohnson, Samuel.Letters of Dr. Samuel Johnson ... with explanatory notes. To which are added, miscellaneous essays on interesting subjects. ... / Samuel Johnson.Edinburgh : ?, 1822.?pp. : 24mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 263.signature of Thomas Stevenson.Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84). 'With a ... portrait of the author.' NLS says 12mo. Binding: sheep; broken. nmb5.Literature - English - Journal and Correspondence

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nmbJohnson, Samuel.A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland / Samuel Johnson.Edinburgh : ?, 1806.?pp. : 18mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 262.Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84). Tour of Highlands with James Boswell 1773. Binding: calf; rubbed.Travel, Exploration and Description - Scotland

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nmbJohnson, Samuel.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland [Samuel Johnson].1st.London : J. Pope, 1775.268pp. : 8vo (Anderson) /12mo (BL).Anderson Part 1, Lot 271.signature of G. P. Watkins on title-page; marginal notes by Thomas Stevenson on 2 pages.Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84). Tour of Highlands with James Boswell 1773. Alternatively: London : W. Strahan; T.Cadell, 1775 ; 354pp. : 8vo., or: London : Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1775 ; 384pp. : ? - info. from BL. Binding: calf; broken. nmb5.Travel, Exploration and Description - Scotland

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nmbJohnstone, David Lawson.The Rebel Commodore, being Memoirs of the Earlier Adventures Ashore and Afloat of Sir Ascott Dalrymple, Knight of The Bath / David Lawson Johnston.London and Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1895 [1894].318pp. : 8vo.presentation copy from the author to RLS.Letter from [Vailima] to David Lawson Johnstone, 4 Nov 1894: [Acknowledges receipt] / I was above all struck to recognise (in the illustrations) the hand of an old friend and collaborator, Mr Boucher. [Asks his compliments to be passed on]. (Letters 8, 2804; p.388).David Lawsone Johnstone. Details from BL and NLS. Mehew note: William Henry Boucher had illustrated The Black Arrow in Young Folks in 1883, and Kidnapped in 1886. See Letter 1164, n.2. Subject: Smuggling in Galloway?Law - Scots - Criminal - Biography

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nmbJohnstone, James de, Chevalier.Memoirs of the Chevalier Johnstone / James de Chevalier Johnstone.Aberdeen : D. Wylie, 1870-1871.3 v. : 8vo.Letter from [Saranac] to Charles Scribner, [15 Dec 1887]: I telegraphed you today for the Memoirs of the Chevalier Johnstone, on which I depend. [emph. last four] (Letters 6, 1968, p. 80) Receipt acknowledged by letter 25/26 Dec 1887.Translated from the original French by Charles Winchester, advocate, Aberdeen. Chevalier de Johnstone (1719-1800?). Major source for The Master of Ballantrae. May have been Scribner library copy as not in Anderson.History - Scottish - Jacobitism

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nmbJusserand, J. J.English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages (XIVth Century) ... / J. J. Jusserand.London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1889.451pp. : front. ill. pls.; small 8vo./22cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 272.presentation copy with inscription: 'R. L. Stevenson, with [Sir] W. B. Richmond's affectionate regards. Nov. 30, 1890.'Jean Adrien Antoine Jules Jusserand 91855-1932). Anglais au moyen age. Translated from the French by Lucy Toulmin Smith. Details from Lib. Cong. Sir William Blake Richmond, R. A. (1842-1921), painter and poet; Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University (1878-83); friend of Andrew Lang and Rider Haggard.History - England - Middle Ages

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rgs, nmbJustinian.Institutes [Institutiones] Imperatoris Justiniani Institutionum libri IV ad fidem antiquorum edidit, variantum lectionum locorumque parallelorum delectum adiecit Eduardus Schrader; in operis societatem accedentibus Theoph. Luca Fr. Tafellio, Gualth. Frider. Clossio; post huis discessum Christ. Joh. C. Maiero / Justinian. Stereotype.Berolini : Apud G. Reimerum, 1863.216pp. : fold. leaf pls.; 8vo/18cm. (wrappers lacking)Silverado.unmarked except for a small 'x' in pencil in the top left-hand corner of all even-numbered pages.Justinianus I, Emperor of the East (483?-565). Roman Law. Heinrich Eduard Seigfried Schrader (1779-1860). Waltherus Fridericus Clossius. Christ. Joh. C. Maier. Gottlieb Lucas Friedrich Tafel. Editio stereotypa (Berlin). Details from BL and Harvard (where copy is bound with Gaii Institutiones ad Codicis veronensis apographum. Lipsiae : Inpensis S. Hirzelli, 1866). Unopened after p.28. Passages have been cut out of three pages: 2 lines on pp.7-8. 3/4 line on pp.9-10. and 8 lines on pp.11-12. Cf. Justinian and Quintillian - Anderson 2, 272. RLS's advocate's thesis consisting of 6pp. commenting on Justinian's Pandects Lib. XII, IX 'Pro Dote' is in NLS. Swearingen p.20.LLaw - Roman

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nmbJustinian.Institutes [Institutiones] Imperatoris Justiniani Institutionum libri IV ad fidem antiquorum edidit, variantum lectionum locorumque parallelorum delectum adiecit Eduardus Schrader; in operis societatem accedentibus Theoph. Luca Fr. Tafellio, Gualth. Frider. Clossio; post huis discessum Christ. Joh. C. Maiero / Justinian. Stereotype.Berolini : Apud G. Reimerum, 1863.216pp. : wrappers; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 272.Justinianus I, Emperor of the East (483?-565). Roman Law. Editio stereotypa (Berlin). Heinrich Eduard Seigfried Schrader (1779-1860). Waltherus Fridericus Clossius. Christ. Joh. ,aier. Gottlieb Lucas Friedrich Tafel. Anderson: Pamphlet - part lot with Quintilian : Institutionis oratoriae, Lipsiae, 1863. Details from BL and Harvard. Anderson has 'Berloni'. Cf. with copy at Silverado. RLS's advocate's thesis consisting of 6pp. commenting on Justinian's Pandects Lib. XII IX 'Pro Dote' is on NLS. Swearingen p.20.LLaw - Roman

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nmb, rgsJustinian.The Institutes of Justinian with English Introduction ... / Justinian.4th.London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869.606pp. : 22cm. (varnished)Beinecke, [2546] Ip St48 Zz869C.RLS's signature on front fly-leaf: 'R. L. Stevenson.'notes; marked passages.Letter from London [enroute to Mentone] to his mother, [30 Oct 1873]: I want the following articles of virtu. ... 6. Sandars' [sic] Justinian. (Letters 1, 159; p.353).Justinianus I, Emperor of the East (483?-565). 'Translation and Notes by Thomas Collet Sanders.' Roman Law. Bound at end are 24pp. advertisements dated January 1872. RLS's advocate's thesis consisting of 6pp commenting on Justinian's Pandects Lib. XII, IX 'Pro Dote' is in NLS. Swearingen p.20.L & ELaw - Roman

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nmbKay, John.A Series of Original Portraits and Character Etchings, by John Kay, Miniature Painter, Edinburgh ... / John Kay.Edinburgh : Hugh Paton, 1842.2 v. in 4 v. : 359 ports. & pls.; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 173.John Kay (1742-1826). 'With Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes.' Incls. William (Deacon) Brodie, etc. Edited by Hugh Paton, printseller. Details from NLS. Enlightenment Edinburgh famously satirised in its heyday. Binding: morocco, gilt; rubbed at hinges. Art - Cartoon and Caricature - Scotland - Edinburgh

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nmbKaye, John, Sir, and Malleson, G. B.History of the Indian Mutiny / Sir John Kaye and G. B. Malleson.London : W. H. Allen, 1888-89.6 v. : ? Letters from [Saranac] to Edward L. Burlingame: 1. [c26 Jan 1888]: P.P.S. I wish you would purchase [emphasis] for, and despatch to me Kaye and Malleson's Sepoy War and if you can get it Herbert Edwardes' - I think it is only - Letters but it may be Life and Letters. 2. [6 Feb 1888]: Mutiny and Edwardes to hand. (Letters 6, 2002 7 2006; pp.106 & 109).Sir John William Kaye (1814-76). George Bruce Malleson. Details from BL - Related item: George Bruce Malleson, History of the Indian Mutiny 1857-58.- Commencing from the close of the second volume of Sir J. Kaye's History of the Sepoy War, 3 v., London, 1878-80. For projected novel The White Nigger?History - Britain - Military - Indian Mutiny

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rgsKeats, John.Letters to his Family and Friends ed. Sidney Colvin / John Keats.London : Macmillan and Co., 1891.377pp. : 19cm. (varnished)Silverado, 1891.0006.inscription; 'This was in the library at Vailima - varnished by Louis' mother for protection. Isobel Field [Strong], Sirena, 1931'. inscription: 'Given to Barnaby Conrad by his old and grateful friend, Austin Strong who too remembers the varnished books of Vailima. Nov. 1947.''John Keats (1791-1821), romantic poet. The Eversley Series. Binding: dark red cloth, gold lettering on spine.Literature - English - Essays and Belles Lettres

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nmb,rgs.Keats, John.Lamia ...; with illustrative designs by Will H. Low / John Keats.Philadelphia : J. P. Lippincott, 1885.67pp. : ill.; large 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 273.Brown (Hay Koopman copy), 2-size PR4834 .L3 1885 c2.presentation copy from Will. H. Low to RLS, with forged signed inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson / with more time than I have to say, / as Lloyd is in a / hurry / Will H. Low'. (added sometime after the 1914 Anderson sale, and before the book came into the possession of Philip D. Sherman, who was informed about the matter in a letter from Will H. Low, dated 13 Jul 1923, in which he stated that he had 'no doubt but the inscription is a forgery as the Lamia went [...] without inscription.' (Brown Ms.55.128)partly illegible autograph note on fly-leaf by Low: Beyond question this is the copy of “Lamia” / that went to Stevenson at Bournemouth at the / time of its publication in 1885. It went direct from / my publishers in Philadelphia and ? / ? of the postal authorities sent ? it went without a ? inscription. For R.L.S / in ? of his most enthusiastic and charming / verses that he ever wrote (see “Letters” p. 10, Vol. II) and ? poem “Youth now flees on feathered foot”, which I may be / pardoned for preferring to any other of his verse. The clumsy / forgery above in no way diminishes the “association” value of the book which Stevenson had sent to Vailima when he / finally decided to live there. It figured in the sale of his libraryat the Anderson Auction Co., after Mrs. Stevenson’s death when / all his literary property was sold on November 23, 24, and 25 1914. The companion volume “Odes and Sonnets of John Keats” / was old at the same time and, as this book was sent to R.L.S at Christmas 1887 at Saranac, it had the above inscription. / These are the “short and simple annals” of these books and Iesteem myself fortunate to be able to rectify the essentials of / history and to restore completely the unique quality of this particular copy of a book which held for Stevenson and myself / more than the text, more than the drawings, would imply. The common faith “in doubtful tales from fairyland”, was more than a / form of words it was the basis of our friendship. / Will Low / Lawrence Park / Bronxville, N.Y. / August 1928'

Letter from Bournemouth to Will H. Low, 2 Jan 1886: Lamia has come and I do not know how to thank you not only for the beautiful art of the designs, but for the handsome and apt words of the dedication. [Declares his favourite illustrations, etc.] / What is more important, I accept the terms of the dedication with a frank heart, and the terms of your Latin legend fairly. The sight of your pictures has once more awakened me to my right mind [continues]. (Letters 5, 1503; p.163). RLS visited Low at Manasquan, New Jersey, in 1888.John Keats (1795-1821), romantic poet. Dedication: 'In testimony of loyal friendship and of a common faith in doubtful tales from faery land I dedicate to Robert Louis Stevenson my work in this book'. The Latin legend inscribed above the design runs: 'Neque est ullum certius amicitiae vinculum quam consensus et societas consiliorum et voluntatem.' (There is no more certain bond of friendship than agreement and unity in intentions and wishes.) RLS wrote to Low again later in the month, telling him he had shown the book to W. E. Henley (q.v.), who mentioned it in his Magazine of Art (Mehew note: 'Some New Books', Mar 1886). Binding: decorated cloth; gilt top. Harry Lyman Koopman Collection. Keat's plaster cast death mask - marked 'Original' - given to RLS by Sir Percy B. Shelley, the son of the poet, was sold as Anderson Part 1, Lot 275. See Longer comments.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbKeats, John.Odes and Sonnets ...; with illustrative designs by Will H. Low / John Keats.Philadelphia : J. P. Lippincott Company, 1888.100pp. : front. ill. pls.; large 4to. (40x31cm.).Anderson Part 1, Lot 274.presentation copy with inscription on fly-leaf: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, with more than I have time to say, as Lloyd is in a hurry. Will H. Low, Xmas, 1887.'Letter from [Saranac] to Will H. Low, [30 Dec 1887]: ... your boofer[?] book arrived, and has been studied, and is appreciated. I wonder if it is the feelings of a dedicatee that makes me on the whole prefer my own? There is nothing here, in my view, up to 'Bathes Unseen' or the daffodils. (Letters 6, 1983; p.93).John Keats (1795-1821), romantic poet. Details from Lib. Cong. Binding: decorated cloth; gilt top. 'boofer'=beautiful? Keat's plaster cast death mask - marked 'Original' - given to RLS by Sir Percy B. Shelley, the son of the poet, was sold in Anderson Part 1, Lot 275. See Longer comments.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbKeltie, John S.A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments, edited by John S. Keltie. With an Account of the Gaelic Language, Literature and Music by Thomas Maclauchlan; ... / John S. Keltie.Edinburgh : T. C. Jack, 1885.2v. : col. pls. tartans; ports., views, maps & woodcuts, etc.; royal 8vo./27cm. Anderson Part 1, Lot 276.RLS's visiting cards in each.Sir John Scott Keltie (1840-1927), geographer with the Royal Geographic Society. Rev. Thomas Maclauchlan 1816-86). Title continues: 'and an Essay on Highland Scenery by John Wilson.' Anderson has '1882' for publication date. 37 partly coloured plates. Details from NLS. First published 1875? Binding: half calf. nmb5.History - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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rgs, nmbKeltie, John S.The Works of the British Dramatists ... / John S. Keltie.Edinburgh : William P. Nimmo, 1870.549pp. : front. (port.); 24cm.Silverado.inscription in ink inside front free endpaper: 'R. L. Stevenson 1870' (in his large hand of the period).unmarked except for vertical pencil lines beside a few lines of John Webster: The Duchess of Malfi, Acts 2, Sc.1 (p.323); 3, 2 (p.330); and 4, 2 (pp.335-8).John Scott Keltie (1840-1927), geographer with Royal Geographic Society. Title continues: 'Carefully Selected from the Best Editions, with Copious Notes, Biographies, and a Historical Introduction.' Contents: Preface.--Origin and early history of the British drama.--John Lilly: Alexander and Campaspe.--George Peele: The love of King David and fair Bethsabe, with the tragedy of Absalon.--Robert Greene: The honourable history of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay.--Christopher Marlowe: The troublesome reign and lamentable death of Edward the Second. The tragical history of Dr. Faustus.--Ben Jonson: The alchemist. Epicœne; or, The silent woman. Every man in his humour.--Beaumont and Fletcher: Philaster; or, Love lies a-bleeding. A king and no king. The knight of the burning pestle.--John Webster: The duchess of Malfl.--John Marston: Antonio and Mellida. Antonio's revenge.--Philip Massinger: The virgin-martyr. The Duke of Milan. A new way to pay old debts.--John Ford: The lady's trial.--Thomas Heywood: A woman killed with kindness.--James Shirley: The traitor. The brothers.Literature - English - Comedy and Drama

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nmbKincaid, Alexander.The History of Edinburgh, from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time; by way of Guide to the City and Suburbs ... / Alexander Kincaid.Edinburgh : Printed for the Author, and sold by N. R. Cheyne, Bookseller, St, Andrew's Street, New Town, 1787.336, 59pp. : fold. plan; small 8vo. Anderson Part 1, Lot 277.signature of Robert Stevenson on title.Alexander Kincaid (1710-77), bookseller and printer. Title continues: 'To which is annexed a Gazeteer of the County.' Details from NLS. In fact written by another?History - Scotland - Edinburgh

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nmbKinglake, Alexander William.The Invasion of the Crimea: its Origin, and an Account of its Progress down to the Death of Lord Raglan / Alexander William Kinglake.Cabinet.Edinburgh; London : William Blackwood, 1863-87.8 v. : ill., maps; 8vo.Silverado (Vs 3-9? only)inscription in each at top of title page: 'Stevenson Vailima'.[Silverado notes suggest an at least 9 vol. ed., yet Blackwood's Cabinet edition of 1877 (the only one found) has only 6 - matter needs resolution]Letter from Vailima to Sidney Colvin, 19 Feb 1892: 'After lunch it was raining pitilessly; we were sitting in my mother's bedroom, and I was reading aloud Kinglake's Charge of the Light Brigade, and we had just all been seized by the horses aligning with Lord George Paget, ...' (Letters 7, 2390; p.241).Alexander William Kinglake (1809-91). Mehew note: Vol. IV (1868), ch.5. Lord George Paget (1818-80) was in command of the 4th Light Dragoons which formed the third line of the Light Brigade, and one of the last to leave the Valley of Death. RLS recommended Kinglake's Eothen (1844) classic account of travels in the middle east to the Queen Street/Heriot Row, Edinburgh, private gardener. (See Letters 1, 145; p.319).History - Britain - Military - Crimean War

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nmb, rgsKinloch, Archibald Gordon, Sir.The Trial of Sir Archibald Gordon Kinloch, of Gilmerton, Bart. For the Murder of Sir Francis Kinloch, Bart. His Brother-German. ... / Sir Archibald Gordon Kinloch. Edinburgh : Printed by C. Denovan, for J. Elder ...; and G. G. and J. Robinson, London, 1795.161pp. (lacks pp103-112) : sewn; 8vo./21cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 278.Beinecke, 1994 526.Sir Archibald Gordon Kinloch (d.1800). Title continues: 'Before the High Court of Justiciary on Monday June 29, 1795. Taken in Short Hand, - and carefully Revised by The Counsel.' pp. [65]-[72] misprinted as 69-78.Law - Scots - Criminal

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nmb, rgsKipling, Rudyard.Indian Tales / Rudyard Kipling.Authorised.New York : United States Book Co., c1890.771pp. : 20cm.Beinecke, 7913.presentation copy with inscription by Kipling: 'R. L. S. / d. d. / R. K.: / Dec: 90:'.Letter from Vailima to Henry James, 29 Dec 1890: Kipling is by far the most promising young man who has appeared sine - ahem - I appeared. He amazes me by his precocity, and various endowment. But he alarms me by his copiousness and haste. [continued in Longer comments] (Letters 7, 2288; p.66). Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), journalist and writer.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbKipling, Rudyard.Life's Handicap / Rudyard Kipling.London : Macmillan & Co., 1891.351pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to Edward L. Burlingame, [early Nov 1891]: I wish you would send me ... Life's Handicap by Kipling; ... (Letters 7, 2361; p.189). Letter from Vailima to Richard Le Gallienne, 28 Dec 1893: Kipling with all his genius, with all his Morrowbie Jukeses, and At-the-End-of-the-Passages, is still a move in that direction [towards 'style-less' literature], and it is the wrong one. (Letters 8, 2676; p.212).Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), journalist and writer. Mehew note: The reference is to two short stories: 'The Strange Ride of Morobie Jukes' in Wee Willie Winkie (1889) and 'At the End of the Passage' in Life's Handicap. Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsKipling, Rudyard.The Jungle Book / Rudyard Kipling.London & New York : Macmillan, 1894 (1895).? : ?Beinecke, 7913.presentation copy with inscription by RLS:'To the American Admiral / Austin Strong / from the long-suffering / Uncle Louis'.Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, 18 Jun 1894: [List] 9th. This is for your favourite bookseller: / ... Kipling's Elephant stories and Many Inventions / ... (Letters 8, 2745; p.308).Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), journalist and writer. Possibly same/similar edition as that 'With illustrations by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake, and P. Frenzeny. London : Macmillan, 1894; 212pp. : 8vo.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbKippis, Andrew.A Narrative of the Voyages around the World performed by Captain James Cook: with an Account of his Life during the previous and intervening periods / Andrew Kippis.London : Printed and Published by J. F. Dove, St. John's Square, [1788].416pp. : ill., pls.; 14cm.Beinecke, 1986 39.signature of Thomas Stevenson; RLS's bookplate signed by Isobel Strong; bookplate of George Hewitt Myers.Captain James Cook (1728-79), navigator. Andrew Kippis (1725-1795), clergyman and biographer; contributor to contemporary magazines and journals; assisted with establishment and conduct of 'The New Annual Register'. George Hewitt Myers.Travel, Exploration and Description - World

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nmbKnapp, Andrew, and Baldwin, William.The Newgate Calendar; comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most Notorious Characters who have been Convicted of Outrages on the Laws of England since the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century; with Anecdotes ... and Last Exclamations of Sufferers / Andrew Knapp and William Baldwin.London : J. Robins & Co., 1824-28.4v. : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 280.pencil notes referring to the text on inside of back cover.Letters from Davos to W. E. Henley: 1. [15 Feb 1882]: Let me have a Newgate Calendar, if as you say it is not killing [re cost], quam quickissimum [mentions story of Jerry Abershaw transforming into The Adventures of John Delafield] ...; and I am dying for the Calendar: entire cost shall be defrayed if necessary by P.O.O. by return.; 2. [late Feb or early Mar 1882]: I like low art myself. I like the Newgate Calendar... (Letters 3, 912 & 918; pp.284 & 290). Essay: 'The Ideal House', 1884 (Tus.25) p.195 - 'o be found 'in case of insomnia' on the 'one shelf of books of a particular and dippable order ...' Andrew Knapp, lawyer. William Baldwin, Attorney-at-Law. Details from BL. Binding: half leather; loose. The Newgate Calendar was a monthly bulletin of executions published by the Prison Governor in the 18thC First published London [1773], the title was taken up by other publishers, and in 1774 a 5 v. ed. was standard. The New Newgate Calendar appeared in 1826; subsequent editions include The N. N. C., containing the Remarkable Lives and Trials of Notorious Criminals, Past and Present. NMB note: In Lavengro George Borrow, who was in London in 1824-5, records: 'I compiled the Chronicles of Newgate ...'; presumably working on at least the first volume in the series.Law - English - Criminal - Biography

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nmb, rd, rgsKnox, John.A View of the British Empire, more especially Scotland; with some Proposals for the Improvement of that Country, the Extension of its Fisheries, and the Relief of the People / John Knox.3rd.London : Printed for J. Walter; Shepperson and Reynolds; W. Richardson; and W. Gordon, Edinburgh,1785.2v. (703pp.) : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 281.Saranac.signature 'Thomas Stevenson 1854' in ink on the fly-leaves of each, with V 1. containing several marginal pencillings and a note at end by him; RLS's bookplates: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, Skerryvore'; inscription in ink on the back of the title page: 'P. Tytler This book was sent to me by the Author January 1786'.marks and bookmarks only [?] in Vol. 1, i.e. in the 'Preliminary Discourse' and the material on the Highlands, especially emigration, pp. [iii] - xl, 1-152.Letters from [Davos] to his father: 1. [early Dec 1880]: ... Skene 2 vols. and Knox vol. I just come in.; 2. [early Dec 1880]: Knox seems good. Letter from [Davos] to his parents, [c9 Dec 1880]: Knox was most valuable; pure gold about the Highlands; where is his vol. II. That pen beats me hollow. This Highlands is a noble scheme. (Letters 3, 748 & 753; pp.127 & 134).John Knox (1720-90), philanthropist and promoter of Highland fisheries. First published 1784. Third edition, 'greatly enlarged'. Details from NLS. Binding: half calf; broken. Donated to the Saranac Lake collection by Col. Walter Scott. ?Patrick Tytler (not historian). Menikoff 3, pp.68-9, identifies Knox's A Tour through the Highlands of Scotland, and the Hebride Isles, in MDCCLXXVI (1786) as source for Kidnapped.nmb5.History - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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nmbKnox, John.The Works of John Knox. Collected and edited by David Laing / John Knox.Edinburgh : Printed [T. Constable] for the Wodrow Society, 1846-64.6 v. : ill., port., facsims. (some fold.); 28cm.Letters to his mother - 1. from London, [30 Oct 1873]: I want the following objects of virtu. ... 3. Knox's works V vols. (Letters 1, 159; p.353). - 2. By the way, I want my father to find out whether any more of Knox's Works was ever issued than the five volumes, as I have them. There are some letters that I am very anxious to see, not printed in any of the five, and perhaps still in MS. (Letters 1, 245; p.487).
Mehew note: In notebook RLS/H (Yale), RLS records probably in May 1874 the purchase of Vol. 6 for £1.1.0. Essay: 'John Knox and his Relations to Women', 1874, in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882 (Tus.27) contains footnote refs. to The Works.
John Knox (1512?-72), Protestant reformer. David Laing (1793-1868). The Wodrow Society, instituted May 1841, for the publication of the works of the fathers and early writers of the Reformed Church of Scotland. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: V 1. History of the Reformation in Scotland, Books 1-2; V 2. Ditto, Books 3-5; V 3. Letters and miscellaneous writings, 1548-1554; V 4. Ditto, 1554-1558. 112 copies were printed for the Bannatyne Club at its own expense. Details from NLS. Mehew note: In notebook RLS/H (Yale), RLS records probably in May 1874 the purchase of Vol. 6 for £1.1.0. Swearingen pp.16-17.History - Scotland - Reformation

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nmbKnox, John.Works - odd vol. of / John Knox.unspecified.Bisset: '[Describing RLS's 'diligent' book-hunting habits] Another time he appeared with an odd volume of John Knox's works, which contained his First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. "The Blast," he said, "is magnificent: my father thinks it deserves to be bound along with Carlyle's Latter-Day Pamphlets, and I almost think it does."John Knox (1512?-72), Protestant reformer. See Mehew note above re purchase Vol. 6.History - Scotland - Reformation

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nmbKnox, John.The Life and Times of John Knox. Two Lectures delivered to the Members of the Edinburgh St. Patrick's Catholic Young Men's Society, 1867-68. By 'The Secretary of the Society.' / John Knox.Edinburgh : James Killen, 1868.95pp.: wrappers; 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 274.signature of W.E Henley on title. marginal note of great interest.John Knox (1512?-72), Protestant reformer. Details from Loyola. nmb4.Religion - Christianity - Church of Scotland

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nmbKuhn, Emile.Albert Glatigny sa vie, son oeuvre par Job-Lazare [pseud.] ... / Emile Kuhn.Paris : Becus, 1878.220pp. (all after p148 wanting) : front. (port) orig. front wrapper only (mutilated); 17cm.Beinecke, 1994 633.Emile Kuhn (b.1834), Mayor of Chamalieres, Puy-de-Dome. '[A]vec un portrait a l'eau-forte dessine et grave par A. Esnault.' Albert Glatigny (1839-73), poet and dramatist; comedian and actor.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmbL'Ecluse de Loges, Pierre Mathurin de.Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the Great. Newly translated from the French edition of M. de L'Ecluse. [To which is annexed, the Trial of Francis Ravaillac, for the murder of Henry the Great] / Pierre Mathurin de L'Ecluse de Loges.Edinburgh : Printed for A. Kincaid and W. Creech?, 1773.5 v. (409, 413, 430, 490, 237pp.) : leaf pls. (fold.); map; 12mo./18cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 587.RLS's visiting card in 2 v.; signature of John Jaffray on each title.Abbe Pierre Mathurin de L'Ecluse Desloges [Bib.Nat.int. form] (1716-c1783). Details from NLS, which lists two other editions for Edinburgh : 1773 - 1. Printed and sold by John Robertson. - note: A piracy, not containing the dedication said to have been written by Samuel Johnson. - 2. Printed and sold by Gavin Alston. Both contain plate and map, and are 12mo. Subjects (NLS): Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1610; Maximilien de Bethune, duc de Sully, 1559-1641; Francois Ravaillac, 1578-1610. Binding: calf. ?Sir John Jaffray (1818-1901), journalist and newspaper proprietor; founder Birmingham Post.History - France - 16th Century

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nmbLa Combe, Paul.Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: also a Descriptive Notice of Modern Weapons ... / Paul La Combe.New York : D. Appleton & Co., 1870.296pp. : front.; ills. pls.; 19cm.Beinecke, 2504 / Ip St48 Zz870L.RLS's signature on fly-leaf: 'Robert Louis Stevenson'.notes.Paul La Combe (1834-1919), archivist inspector. Title continues: translated from the French of P. Lacombe, and with a Preface, Notes, and one additional Chapter on Arms and Armour in England by Charles Boutell.' Charles Boutell (1812-77).Military - Arms and Armour

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nmb, rdLa Sale, Antoine de.L'Hystoyre et plaisante cronicque du petit Jehan de Saintre: et de la jeune dame des belles cousines sand autre nom nommer, publiee de'apres les manuscrits de la Bibliotheque Royal. par J.- Marie Guichard / Antoine de La Sale.Paris : C. Gosselin, 1843.1 v. in 12 (297pp.) : orig. yellow paper wrappers; 12mo./18cm.Safford lot 14.Buffalo, PR5499 no.26 (OCLC: 03485574).R. L. Stevenson', with 'Heriot Row, Edinburgh', on front wrapper; ownership traced to RLS [via Safford?] on half title pagenumerous scored passages.Letter from [Penzance] to Frances Sitwell, [10 Aug 1877]: 'I shall do another 15th century paper this autumn - La Sale and Petit Jehan de Saintre, which is a kind of fifteenth century Sandford and Merton, ending in horrid moral cynicism, as if the author had got tired of being didactic, and just had a good wallow in the mire to wind up with and indemnify himself for so much restraint.' (Letters 2, 478; p.218).Antoine de la Sale (1385?-1461?), storyteller; a Provencal at the Court of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, at Brabant. Chivalric satirical romance. Joseph-Marie Guichard (1818-52), historian attached to the Bibliotheque royale. Binding: yellow paper wrappers - in a slip-case. Some pp. unopened. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection - his bookplate inside portfolio. Swearingen p.29. nmb8FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsLabiche, Eugene.Theatre complet avec une preface par Emile Augier / Eugene Labiche.Paris : Calman Levy, [1878-98?].10 v. (V 5 only) : orig. front wrapper only; wormed p143 to end ; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 501.DUPLICATED IN RLS PRESENTATIONSLetters to W. E. Henley: 1. from Edinburgh, [?late Dec 1878]: Your Labiche is left out for you at the club. (Letters 2, 591; p.294) - 2. from Monterey: ... choose, in your head, the best volume of Labiche [V 5?] there is, and post it to Jules Simoneau, Monterey, ... (Letters 3, 660; p.21). - 3. from Monterey, 11 Dec 1879: Nothing has come but the volume of Labiche; ... (Letters 3, 670; p.36). 'Soon the conversation flits across the Channel, and Mr Stevenson redoubles his vivacity as he enlarges on the delightful humour of Labiche ..' (William Archer, 'Robert Louis Stevenson at "Skerryvore"[Bournemouth]', Critic, 5 Nov 1887, pp.225-7).Eugene Labiche (1815-88), comedy dramatist; e.g Un chapeau de Paille de Italie. Emile Augier, q.v. Series: Bibliotheque contemporaine. Contents: V 5. La Cagnotte; La perle de la Cannebiere; Le premier pas; Un gros mot; Le choix d'un gendre; Les 37 sous de M. Montaudoin. 1880. Mehew notes: The first two vols. of Theatre Complet were reviewed in 'London', 13 Jul 1878. Henley's review of the ten vols. appeared in The Athenaeum, 21 Feb 1880.FLiterature - French - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsLabitte, Charles.De la democratie chez les predicateurs de la Ligue / Charles Labitte.2nd.Paris : Durand, 1865.393pp. : paper covers; 22cm.Beinecke, 2547 / Ip St48 Zz865L..many marked passages throughout with pencil lines in margins; a few comments, most notably 'Cf. Covenanters', written twice beside remarks in Ch.3 on the struggles of the French Protestants (pp.221-2); at foot of p.40 is written: 'Knox [?] began old.'' on p.42 is annotated a remark on Scots Prebyterianism: 'Pas vrai plusque formellement.'; on pp.272-4, the marginal marks are unusually heavy; in the first para on p.323 the phrase 'Les predicateurs furent mieux traites' is underlined, and in the margin is written of Phillip II of Spain 'sincerity of a part of Phillip programme?' Essay: 'John Knox and His Relations to Women', 1874, in Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882 (Tus. 27): 'Thus Labitte, in the introduction to a book in which he exposes the hypocritical democracy of the Catholics under the League, steps aside for a moment to stigmatize the hypocritical democracy of the Protestants.' (I, p.203).Charles Labitte (1816-45), historian and critic; Professor of foreign literature 1840 at Rennes and Professor of literature 1842 at the College de France. 'Corrigee d'apre les manuscrits de l'auteur.' cover title imprint: 1866. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Sainte Ligue (1576-93). Preaching France History. French Catholic organisation formed to suppress Protestantism and Protestant political influence in France.FHistory - France - 16th Century

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nmb, rgsLacroix, Paul.Curiosities de l' histoire de France / par P. L. Jacob / [Paul Lacroix].Paris : A. Delahays, 1858.385pp. : 17cm.Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz858L.marked passages.Paul Lacroix, best known as 'P. L. Jacob' (1806-84), writer of histories and romances; Librarian Arsenal, Paris. 'P. L. Jacob' in Yale Orbis. Contents: La fete des fours - Le roi des ribauds - Les francs-taupins - Les fous des rois de France - Le journal de la sante de Louis XVI - Les citoyens-nobles de Perpignan - Les registres du Parlement de Paris - La liste des nobles de Dulaure - Emploi du temps dans les prisons d'etat - La chanson de Malbrough. All the articles (excepting fifth) followed by a bibliography. Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Dulaure, Jacques Antoine, (1755-1835. Liste des noms des ci-devant nobles.FLiterature - French

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nmb, rgsLamb, Caroline, Lady.Glenarvon / [Lady Caroline Lamb].2nd.London : Colburn, 1816.3 v. (V 1 & V 2 only) : 18cm.Beinecke, 2549 / Ip St48 Zz816L.signature of Charles Baxter.Lady Caroline Lamb (1785-1828). Charles Baxter (1848-1919), RLS's friend and lawyer. First novel, May 1816; published during the Regency and set during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, it expresses anti-establishment views and appeared to many to be an account of her affair with Lord Byron (q.v.).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbLamb, Charles.The Essays of Elia... First Series. With a Few Reminiscences of the Author and his Friends, by Edmund Ollier / Charles Lamb.London : John Camden Hotten, [1867].2 v. in 1 v. : 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 226. Christie's 5a.signature: 'R. L. Stevenson 1869.' inscribed on front free endpaper; RLS's Vailima bookplate pasted inside upper cover. list of nine of the Elia essays written by RLS beneath his name and the date; a marginal note. bookplate of John Gribbel (1858-1936), St. Austell Hall, Wyncote, Pennsylvania.Charles Lamb (1775-1834), essayist. Binding: old half calf; bound with Thomas De Quincey: Confessions of an English Opium Eater (q.v.).Literature - English - Essay

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nmbLambert, T. S., M.D.Popular Anatomy and Physiology: Adapted to the Use of Student and General Readers by / T. S. Lambert.Portland : Sanborn & Carter; New York : Leavitt & Co., 1852.408pp. : ill.; 20cm.New England.privately owned - New York.signed in ink 'Robert Louis Stevenson / 1880' on verso of front board and initialled 'R.L.S.' at foot of title page; bookplate [galleon in full sail?] of Frank Lester Pleadwell on front free endpaper.a full page, pencil drawing entitled 'Silverado / Mount St. Helena' on rear free endpaper, but possibly done by RLS's stepson, Samuel Lloyd Osbourne - and titled by RLS?Thomas Scott Lambert, M.D. (1819-97). Details Harvard. Frank Lester Pleadwell (1872-1957), American navy medical officer and collector (q.v. papers at Princeton).Science - Medicine - Anatomy

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nmbLandor, Walter Savage Landor.Works and Life of / Walter Savage Landor.London : Chapman and Hall, 1876.8 v. : 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to Bob Stevenson, 17 May [1891]: Bye the bye, there is somewhere in your library a volume, Vol. II I believe of the cheap, double-column Walter Savage Landor. Should you come across it you might send it to Baxter to be forwarded. A broken set is a pity. If it has disappeared, think of it no more: It is about fifteen years since I left it in your house - and poor Willie Murray may have pawned it long ago. ... Please take no trouble [emphasis] about the book; if it is there, it will come some day to the surface as books do, and then you will remember this small cry from the Pacific. (Letters 7, 2321; p.124).
RD: could this not be vol. 2 of the 1882 2-vol edition now in Silverado (see below)? We would need to look at this to be sure.
Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), writer and poet. Details from BL- note: Vol. 2 is First Series of Imaginary Conversations and Examination of Shakespeare for Deer-stealing; and NLS- note: Vol. 1 is 'Walter Savage Landor: a Biography. By John Foster'. Letter from [Braemar] to W. E. Henley, [24 Aug 1881]: [re Sea Cook / Treasure Island] My Trelawney has a strong dash of Landor, as I see him from here. (Letters 3, 843; p.224).
RLS considered writing an 'imaginary conversation' of his own: "[Henley adds:] Louis has proposed an 'Imagnary Conversation' between Boswell and the Dook [George Smith, one of Deacon Brodie's gang] in his condemned cell" (L2, 300, 20 Jan 1879, to SC)
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nmbLandor, Walter Savage.Selections from the Writings of ... Arranged and edited by Sidney Colvin / Walter Savage Landor.London : Macmillan & Co., 1882.375pp. : vign. port.; 17cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 275.presentation copy with inscription: 'R. L. S. from S. C. [Sidney Colvin]; RLS's initials in his hand in pencil on half-title.numerous marked passages throughout - mostly relating to death and resignation.Letter from [Pitlochry] to Sidney Colvin, [29 Jul 1881]: Landor has just turned up; but I had read him already. I like him extremely; I wonder if the 'cuts' were perhaps not advantageous. It seems full enough; but then you know I am a compressist. [...] Landor is jolly well written; if I am to criticise, it is a little staid; but the classical is apt to look so. It is in curious contrast to that inexpressive, unplanned wildness of [John] Forster's [2 v. biography, 1869]; clear, readable, precise, and sufficiently human. I see nothing lost in it. [...] I could have wished, in my Scotch capacity, a trifle clearer and fuller exposition of his moral attitude; which is not quite clear 'from here'. (Letters 3, 831; p.214)Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), writer and poet. Golden Treasury Series. Sir Sidney Colvin, q.v. Life of Landor. Details from BL. (Letters 3, 843; p.224). Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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rgs, nmbLandor, Walter Savage.The Works of / Walter Savage Landor.London : E. Moxon, 1846.2 v. : 25cm.Silverado.RLS's Athenaeum Club visiting card.Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), writer and poet. Edited by John Foster. Contents: I. Indexes. Table of first lines. Imaginary conversations.--II. Imaginary conversations (continued) Citation and examination of William Shakespeare ... before the worshipful Sir Thomas Lucy. The Pentameron. Pericles and Aspasia. Minor prose pieces. Poems: Hellenics. Gebir. Acts and scenes. Miscellaneous.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsLanfrey, Pierre.Histoire de Napoleon 1er / Pierre Lanfrey.New.Paris : G. Charpentier, 1880.5 v. (1 v. only); 19cm.Beinecke, 2550 / Ip St48 Zz880L.notes; marked passages.Letter from Davos to W. E. Henley, [early Feb 1882]: O boy, I am deep in Lanfrey, and I - well I - never[emphasis]! yes I - never. The damned twopenny pasteboard figure head of a half-mad, raddled, mouthing histrion that they've made me swallow all those years as a match for my brave old iron Arthur! Fire and fury! Arthur for ever! If Cassell's want him done in that shilling series of theirs, I'll do it - to break ground; and I'll warm their hearts for that old hero. (Letters 3, 905; p.278).Pierre Lanfrey (1828-77). Series: Oeuvres completes. Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French (1769-1821). First published 1867-74). Mehew notes: The World's Workers, a library of biographies. RLS was commissioned by Longman to write a life of Wellington in Dec 1884.FHistory - France - 18th Century - Napoleonic Wars

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nmb, rgsLang, Andrew.How to Fail at Literature: a Lecture ... / Andrew Lang.London : Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press ; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1890.95pp. : orig. wrappers;16cm.Beinecke, 1994 449.Andrew Lang (1844-1912), poet, novelist, critic, historian and anthropologist; friend of RLS.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbLang, Andrew.Letters to Dead Authors / Andrew Lang.London : Longmans & Co., 1886.234pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Bournemouth] to Andrew Lang, [c10 Mar 1886]: I treated myself to your Dead Authors, by way of an unbirthday present; and I can fancy none better. I think it the best thing you have done, I have read it once, much of it twice, and am not yet done reading. Horace is my favourite; but Moliere is a thing to be proud of; Lucian, Mandeville, Herodotus, Thocritus, Ronsard, Thackeray, Walton, some of Scott, all beautiful; witty and garceful and tender. I hope to see my beloved Montaigne in a second edition. ... [adds verse later published with slight variations as Underwoods XIV] (Letters 5, 1577; pp.226-7).Andrew Lang (1844-1912), poet, novelist, critic, historian and anthropologist; friend of RLS. Mehew note: Lang's Dead Authors was published on 1 Mar. He replied on 12 Mar: 'It was very good of you to write me such a nice letter. I feel deep remorse that anyone should buy [emphasis] my book one should make presents of the whole edition. It is a very scrappy affair, a kind of scrap-cart.' (MS Harvard, published by Denmoor). Literature - English - Essay

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nmbLang, Andrew.Letters to Dead Authors / Andrew Lang.New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893.253pp. : front.(port); 17cm.Letter from Charles Scribner to RLS, 14 Sept [189]3: 'We send to you by this mail ... a new edition of "Virginibus Puerisque" together with its companion volume by Mr. Lang.' (Beinecke, 5458; McKay, 4, p.1566)Andrew Lang (1844-1912), poet, novelist, critic, historian and anthropologist; friend of RLS. Evidence of receipt?Literature - English - Essays and Belles Lettres

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nmb, rgsLang, Andrew.In the Wrong Paradise: and other Stories / Andrew Lang.London : Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1886.316pp. : 20cm.Beinecke, 1994 444.Andrew Lang (1844-1912), poet, novelist, critic, historian and anthropologist; friend of RLS. Contents: The end of Phaecia - In the wrong paradise - A cheap nigger - The romance of the first radical - A duchess's secret - The house of strange stories - In Castle Perilous - The great Gladstone myth - My friend the beach-comber.Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbLang, Andrew.The Mark of Cain / Andrew Lang.1st.Bristol : J. W. Arrowsmith, 1886.198pp. : large paper; wrappers; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 282.Beinecke, 2004 211.presentation copy with inscription on fly-leaf: 'A. L. can scribble, A. L. can scrawl, / A. L. can rhyme all day, / But he can't hit it off with a shilling romance, / For, - he never was built that way! / A. L. // To the author of / The Hells of Gourock. / Mr. Hide and Dr. Seek-ill. / A Sequel. / In Fact / To R. L. Stevenson. / puris omnia pura.'Letter from [Bournemouth] to Andrew Lang, [May 1886]: I have never thanked you for the magnificent Mark de luxe. I had already read it in the bob form. I like Buchanan and above all Buchanan and the the Juge d'Instruction which is very rich. I do not however believe in your crimes or criminals; belief is not at command: I wish I could but I don't. Buchanan is your holt. Yet I prefer the Letters [to Dead Authors, q.v.]. O, yes! that I do. (Letters 5, 1609; p.253).- Andrew Lang (1844-1912), poet, novelist, critic, historian and anthropologist; friend of RLS. Bookplate of George Hewitt Meyers. Mehew notes: The large paper, de luxe edition was published on 3 May 1886; the ordinary edition by Arrowsmith of Bristol as a 'shilling shocker' on 13 Apr. The reference is to the interview in ch.X between one of the charcters, Maitland (using pseud. Buchanan), and the Juge d'Instruction in Paris. Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsLang, Andrew.Ban and Arriere Ban: a Rally of Fugitive Rhymes / Andrew Lang.London : Longmans, Green & Co., 1894.118pp. : ill.; 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 431.inscription 'From the Author 13-11-94' on slip tipped in; bookplate of Willard S. Morse & T. Hutchison, No. 2645; clipping pasted in.Andrew Lang (1844-1912), poet, novelist, critic, historian and anthropologist; friend of RLS. Ms. verses on fly-leaves signed 'TH' [Thomas Hutchinson]. Willard S. Morse (1856-1935), mining executive in Western USA and Mexico; collector Americana, notably Bret Harte - collection in UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsLang, Andrew.The Red Fairy Book edited by / Andrew Lang.2nd.London and New York : Longmans, Green & Co., 1890.367pp. : 8vo.Beinecke, 7915.presentation copy with inscription by RLS on recto of first leaf: 'Austin Strong / late labour-boss on the planatation / of Vailima / from / his / respected / Uncle Louis. / April 18th 1893'.Andrew Lang (1844-1912).poet, novelist, critic, historian and anthropologist; friend of RLS. 'With numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford and L. Speed. L.P.' Henry Justice Ford. Lancelot Speed. Binding: worn; some pp. loose and spine missing.Literature - World - Myth and Legend

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rd, rgs, nmbLang, Andrew.St. Andrews / Andrew Lang.London, New York : Longmans, Green, 1893.ills. T. Hodge. Beinecke? [not in Yale ORBIS catalog - rgs May 2008]Strong List 1942.Andrew Lang (1844-1912), poet, novelist, critic, historian and anthropologist; friend of RLS. Missing since 1942 list made. Letter from Vailima to Edward L. Burlingame, 29 Jan 1894: Wanted: ... / Lang's St Andrews. / ... (Letters 8, 2695; p.237).Travel, Exploration and Description - Scotland

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nmbLanghorne, John, Dr.The Poetical Works of J. Langhorne, D.D. ... / Dr. John Langhorne.Cooke's.London : Pr. for C. Cooke, [1794-1804].210pp. : 3 leaves pls.; ill.; 15cm.Mitchell, RB/0196.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate ('Robert Louis Stevenson, Skerryvore') pasted on inside cover.Dr. John Langhorne (1735-79), curate at St. John's Clerkenwell and prebendary at Wells Cathedral; lines on a dead soldier and his widow on the battlefield, in his 'Country Justice', were the subject of the print by Bunbury over which Burns shed tears before the the young Scott in Edinburgh. 'British Poets 19' on spine. Bound with: 'The Poetical Works of Robert Dodsley, with the Life of the Author', q.v.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbLanterius, Jacobus.Libri duo, de modo substruendi terrena munimenta ad urbes atque oppida ... quibus aditus hosti praecludatur, etc. / Jacobus Lanterius.Venetiis : 1563.?pp. : woodcuts, fold. pls.; 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 276.signature of Thomas Stevenson; duplicate from the British Museum, with its stamp.Giacomo Lanteri (d.c1560), served King of Spain as an engineer in Naples and North Africa; his Due dialoghi, 1557 and Due libri, 1559 - this work a Latin translation of the latter? Rare - complete with 2 folding plates - book on fortifications. Anderson has 'oppidos'. Title from BL. Other information from on-line at Department of History at the University of Illinois: Sixteenth Century Military Treatises, 1449-1598. Binding: half russia; joints broken.L - mMilitary - Fortifications

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nmb, rdLauder, John, Sir, of Fountainhall.The Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, 1678-1712. Collected by / Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall.Edinburgh : Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1759. 1761.2 v. (covers and one title page missing) : small folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 133.marginal note in Thomas Stevenson's hand.Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, 16 Apr 1893: How about my old friend Fountainhall's Decisions? I remember as a boy that there was some good reading there. Perhaps you could borrow me that, and send it on loan; ...' (Letters 8, 2555; p.53). Letter from Vailima to Henry James [c15 Aug 1893: I am in one of my moods of wholesale impatience with all fiction and all verging on it, reading instead, with rapture, Fountainhall's Decisions. You never read it; well, it hasn't much form, and is inexpressibly dreary, I should suppose, to thers - and even me for pages. It's like walking in a mine with a damned bad lantern, and picking out pieces of ore. ... Do you know, when I am in this mood I would rather try to read a bad book? it's not so disappointing, And Fountainhall is prime, two big folio volumes, and all dreary, and all true, and all as terse as an obituary; and about one intesting fact on an average in twenty pages, and ten of them unintelligible from technicalities. (Letters 8, 2621; p.152).John Lauder, Lord Fountainhall (1646-1722). Title continues: 'Containing also the Transactions of the Privy Council, of the Criminal Court, and Court of Exchequer, and interspersed with a Variety of Historical Facts and many Curious Anecdotes. Published from the original manuscript, in the Library of the Faculty of Advocates, at their desire.'' Details from NLS. Binding: calf; badly broken. Letter from Vailima to W. H. Triggs, 6 Dec 1893: About reading. I can tell you what I have been reading in the last month: [3 Covenanting titles], Fountainhall's Decisions, [2 others] ... (Letters 8, 2665; p.203).

Anderson 2, 306 consisted of '3 pages of notes in ink, with the heading: "Fountainhall. Vol. I." nmb6.
Now Yale GEN MS 664 box 39 folder 855; this is part of a dismembered notebook - other pages are in folder 854. It also contains notes for 'Heathercat' which is also 1893. rd
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nmbLauder, John, Sir.Historical Observes of Memorable Occurrents in Church and State, from Oct., 1680 to April, 1686 / Sir John Lauder.Limited.Edinburgh : Bannatyne Club, 1840.328pp. : 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 277.a few marginal pencilings.John Lauder, Lord Fountainhall (1646-1722). Details from NLS. Binding: half morocco; rubbed. nmb6.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmbLauder, Thomas Dick, Sir.Scottish Rivers / with illustrations by the author and a preface by John Brown, M.D., LL.D. / Sir Thomas Dick Lauder.Edinburgh : Edmonston and Douglas, 1874.328pp. : front. pls.; 8vo./20cm.Letter from [Swanston] to Sidney Colvin, [21 Jul 1874]: I have written a review for the Academy which I think you will like; I should not have done it just now, but I was in the humour - and I did eat. (Letters 2, 299; p.36).Sir Thomas Dick Lauder (1784-1848). Dr. John Brown (1810-82), physician and popular writer. Details from Yale. Reviewed in The Academy, 15 Aug 1874. Tusitala 28. Swearingen p.15.Travel, Exploration and Description - Scotland

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nmbLaw, Robert.Memorialls; or, The Memorable Things that Fell Out Within this Island of Brittain from 1638 to 1684. ...; edited from the MS. By Charles K. Sharpe / Robert Law.Edinburgh : Constable, 1819.277pp. : port.; 4to./28cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 279.Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, [16 Apr 1893]: '... and perhaps Law's Memorials therewith [Fountainhall's Decisions] ...' (Letters 8, 2555; p.53).Rev. Mr. Robert Law, (bio note in 1818 edition). Preface to The Master of Ballantrae: 'One of them [Durrisdeers] was out in the '45; one had some strange passages with the devil - you will find a note of it in Law's Memorials, I think; and there was an unexplained tragedy, I know not what, much later, about a hundred years ago -' (Tus. 10, p.xx). nmb6.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmbLaw, William.A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life ... To which is added some account of the author, etc. / William Law.15th.London : Berwick [printed], 1805.c300pp.? : engr. front.; 12mo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 283.signature of Thomas Stevenson and marginal notes and markings in nink in his hand on several pages; pencil note by Margaret Stevenson, RLS's mother, on fly-leaf: 'Well named; this is the Law & not the Gospel! Maggie.' William Law 1686-1761), cleric and influential theological writer. Details from BL. First published London c1729? Later c200pp. abridgement by John Wesley (1703-91). Binding: sheep; broken.Religion - Christianity - Instructional

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nmb, rgsLe Clerc, Victor, and Renan, Ernest.Histoire Litteraire de la France au quatorzieme siecle. Discours sur L'Etat des Lettres par Victor le Clerc ... Discours sur L'Etat des Beaux Arts par Ernest Renan ... / Victor le Clerc and Ernest Renan.2nd.Paris : Michel Levy Freres, 1865.2 v. (V 1 only); orig. wrappers; 25cm.Beinecke, 1994 457.Joseph Victor le Clerc (1789-1865), translator. Ernest Renan, q.v. Notes: First edition 1862. cf. V 1, p. v. Published 1863 as V24. of Histoire litteraire de la France. Contents: V 1. Discours sur l'etat des lettres, par V. Le Clerc. 1. ptie. De l'esprit general du XIVe siecle. I. Papaute. II. Royaute. 2. ptie. Des principoaux genres en prose et en vers.-V 2., 3. ptie. De la literrature francaise en Europe au XIVe siecle. Discours sur l'etat des beaux-arts par E. Renan q.v.]. Bookseller's ticket: F. W. Christern ...FLiterature - French - Essay

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nmbLe Gallienne, Richard.Prose Fancies; with a lithographed Portrait of the Author by J. Wilson Steer / Richard Le Gallienne.London : Elkin Matthews and John Lane, 1894.204pp. : front. (port.); 12mo./20cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 285Beinecke, Ip St48 Zz894L.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, with the devotion of a very humble disciple of prose, from Richard Le Gallienne.'; RLS's bookplate, signed by Isobel Strong.Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947), poet and critic; Beardsley group; Robert Louis Stevenson An Elegy and other poems mainly personal. London: John Lane, 1895. Partly unopened.Literature - English - Essay

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nmbLe Gallienne, Richard.The Book-Bills of Narcissus. An Account rendered by / Richard Le Gallienne.Derby, Leicester [etc.] : Murray, 1892.142pp. : 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 282.Dartmouth, Baker Berry, 826 L53 O611.presentation copy with inscription on title: 'R. L. S., from H. Taylor.' (Anderson) [Mehew note: 'H' (Henry) Taylor, q.v. is presumably a misreading for 'U' or 'I' Taylor, both q.v]; RLS's bookplate: 'From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima', signed 'Isobel Strong' (Dartmouth).Letter from Vailima to Richard Le Gallienne, 28 Dec 1893: I have received some time ago, through our friend Miss Taylor, a book of yours. But that was by no means my first introduction to your name. The same book had already stood on my shelves; I had read articles of yours in the Academy; and by a piece of constructive criticism (which I trust was sound) had arrived at the conclusion that you were 'Logroller'. (Letters 8, 2676; p.211).Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947), poet and critic; Beardsley group; Robert Louis Stevenson An Elegy and other poems. London : John Lane, 1895. Anderson says: 'Probably Sir Henry Taylor' (Bournemouth) - but he died in 1886. Gift of R. W. G.First edition 1892 ; 142pp. by Frank Murray, Derby. Second edition 1895 ; 160pp. by John Lane, London. Details from BL. Mehew note: Le Gallienne wrote a literary column for the London evening paper the Star as 'Logroller'. Gift of R. W. G. Vail to the Stevenson Room.Literature - English - Essay

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nmb, rdLe Gallienne, Richard.The Religion of a Literary Man (Religio Scriptoris) / Richard Le Gallienne.London : Elkin Mathews and John Lane; New York : G. P. Putnam's, 1894.119pp. : 12mo./20cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 283.Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the University of Delaware Librarypresentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, from Richard Le Gallienne.'; RLS's Vailima bookplate, signed by Isobel Strong; bookplate of Herschel V. Jones.Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947), poet and critic; Beardsley group; Robert Louis Stevenson An Elegy and other poems. London : John Lane, 1895. Details from Columbia and M S Lasner. Herschel V. Jones (1861-1928). publisher Minneapolis Journal (Star Tribune); collector Americana (Lisa Dickinson Michaux, 2006).Literature - English - Essay

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nmbLe Gallienne, Richard.English Poems / Richard Le Gallienne.3rd.London : Elkin Mathews and John Lane; Boston : Copeland and Day, 1894.129pp. : 12mo./20cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 287.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson, with admiration & - may a stranger say? - affection. From Richard Le Gallienne.'Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947), poet and critic; Beardsley group; Robert Louis Stevenson An Elegy and other poems mainly personal. London : John Lane, 1895 Details from Yale.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbLe Sage, Alain-Rene.Le diable boiteux ... / Alain-Rene Le Sage.Paris : C. Marpon & E, Flammarion, [1867?].2 v. : orig. yellow wrappers; 16mo./16cm.Safford lot 7.Buffalo, PR5499 no.25 (OCLC: 43068267).inscription on half-title: 'W. E. Safford, Lieut. U.S. Navy. Apia, Samoa, May 13, 1899. From the Library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson, Vailima. Purchased by me this day from Mr. Gurr, Solicitor of Mrs. Stevenson.'Alain Rene Le Sage (1668-1747), dramatist and romantic writer. Title continues: 'seule edition complete, suive de l'Entrien des cheminees de Madrid et d'une journee des parques par le meme auteur et precedee d'une notice par M. Pierre Jannet.' Pierre Jannet (1820-70). First published 1707. In a slip-case. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor.Literature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsLe Sage, Alain-Rene.The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane. Translated from the French ... by Tobias Smollett / Alain-Rene Le Sage.London; New York : G Routledge & Sons, n.d.[1881?].442pp. : 19cm. (varnished)Beinecke, 2551 / Ip St48 Zz881L.unmarked except for a note of three titles in pencil on back fly-leaf and eight lines of verse, also in pencil, three of them deleted. Titles are: 'The boarding school. The mesmerist. The Baby.' The verses begin 'The aqueduct you see ...' and continue, after the three deleted lines: 'Alone, the contumelious clown.'St. Ives: [Sir Walter Scott] "My youth lies buried about here under every heather-bush, like the soul of the licentiate Lucius[misprint for Garcias]." (Tus.15, p.86).- 'The reference is to the Preface, 'Gil Blas to the Reader', in which two students come upon a tombstone inscribed "Here is enclosed the soul of Pedro Garcias". one student laughs at the absurdity of enclosing a soul and goes away; the other digs up the stone and finds a hundred ducats and a note complimenting his perspicacity.' (Mehew in letter to Swearingen, Sept 1980, referring to a letter (p.341) in Times Literary Supplement, 1921.Alain Rene Le Sage (1668-1747), dramatist and romantic writer. Tobias George Smollett (1721-71), novelist. Series: 'Routledge's Excelsior Series of Standard Authors'.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbLecky, W. E. H.A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century ... / W. E. H. Lecky.London : Longmans & Co., 1892.5 v. : 12mo./19cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 280.Emory, DA947 .L46 1892.bookplate: 'From the Library of Robert Louis Stevensonat Vailima' with the signature of Isobel Strong.Rt. Hon. William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838-1903).History - Ireland

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nmbLee, Vernon.A Phantom Lover. A Fantastic Story / Vernon Lee.Edinburgh : William Blackwood and Sons, 1886.116pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Bournemouth] to Violet Paget, [late Aug 1886]: I am just but returned and have found the dreadful and your note. ... I have just begun to read the Phantom, but will try to keep this open till I have finished it and add my word. (Letters 5, 1683; pp.306-7). Letter from Violet Paget to RLS, 10 Aug [1886], mentions the shilling dreadful written by her. (Beinecke, 5364; McKay, 6, p.2556)Vernon Lee, pseud. of Violet Paget (1856-1933), essayist, novelist and critic; friend of Henry James. Mehew notes: On 10 Aug she wrote to RLS that she had asked Blackwoods to send him her recently published 'shilling shocker'. Later included as 'Oke of Okehurst' in Hauntings (1890). One of only two of her best stories set outside Italy - the other, 'The Virgin of the Seven Daggers' (1889), published in For Maurice (1927).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbLeech, John.Pictures of Life and Character ... : from the Collection of Mr. Punch. Second and Third Series / John Leech.London : ?, 1857 ; Bradbury and Evans, 1860.2 v. : obl. fol.Anderson Part 2, Lot 281.John Leech (1817-64), caricaturist and illustrator; also contributor to 'Once a Week' and 'The Illustrated London News'. Details from BL. Binding: boards; leather back worn.Literature - English - Cartoon and Caricature

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nmbLeitch, R. P.A Course of Painting in Neutral Tint / R. P. Leitch.London, Paris & New York : Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1875].32pp. : ill. (24 leaves col. pls.); obl. 4to./19x26cm.Classic.privately owned - Edinburgh.signature: 'Robert Louis Stevenson' in brown (faded?) ink on right top corner of title page; faint pencil signature (with flourish): 'F. Nash' on reverso of front free endpaper.3 ticks on Plate III (2 mediaeval turrets); 1 tick on Plate XI (coastal cliff scene with two sailing ships and lighthouse); paint smears on p.25 and Plate XVIII opp. (Scottish Highland scene with bridge and ruined castle). Imposible to definitely attribute to the hand of RLS.signature in form and ink appears to resemble that in green cloth copy first edition 'Kidnapped' (1886) with no known recipient, q.v. Richard Pettigrew Leitch. 'With Twenty-Four Plates from Designs by R. P. Leitch.' From a house clearance in Sandbanks (peninsula between Poole and Bournemouth), Dorset, 2009. Crayon, paint, water, and damage. Contains a loose, black front free endpaper, with blank page attached, coming from another (8vo) vol., which bears unreadable traces of embossed card/bookplate? originally mounted opposite. Art - Drawing and Painting - Instructional

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nmbLevallois, Jules.Memoires d'un Foret Fontainebleu ... / Jules Levallois.Paris : Sandoz et Fischbacher, [1875].264pp. : orig. yellow paper wrappers; 19cm.Buffalo, PR5499 no.27 (OCLC: 42787843).inscription on fly-leaf: 'From the Library of the late Robert Louis Stevenson of Vailima. Purchased by me this day from Mr. Gurr, solicitor of Mrs. R. L. S. W. E. Safford, Apia, Samoa, May 25, 1899.' Jules Levallois (1829-1904), writer; secretary to Sainte-Beuve (q.v.). Title continues: '[et Le bouquet d'un honnete femme].' In a slip-case. Essay: 'Forest Notes' in Cornhill Magazine 33, May 1876, pp.545-61; collected in Essays of Travel, 1905. Swearingen p.19. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor.FTravel, Exploration and Description - Europe - France

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nmbLindsay, Caroline Blanche Elizabeth, Lady.Lyrics, and Other Poems / Lady Caroline Blanche Elizabeth Fitzroy Lindsay.London : Kegan Paul & Co., 1890.169pp. 8vo.Letter from Vailima to Lady Lindsay, 18 Jun 1893: I am very much obliged to you for sending me your books of verse. I think on the whole I prefer the Lyrics and Other Poems and it seems from the title page that the public are of my way of thinking. This does not happen so often that I am not conscious of a touch of gratified vanity. I may say that Iam particularly fond of the little piece called 'Morning'. (Letters 8, 2593; p.118).Lady Caroline Blanche Elizabeth Lindsay, nee Fitzroy (d.1912), painter and poet; m. Sir Coutts Lindsay, owner Grosvenor Gallery, 1864. Details from BL. NMB note: From his comment re title page, RLS may have had a copy of the 2nd ed., also 1890.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbLindsay, David.The Trial and Condemnation of David Lindsay a Scotch gent. Late Secretary to the Earl of Melford, for High Treason, ... for returning from France without license under the Privy-Seal of England. At the Queen's-Bench Bar at Westminster, the 24[th] of April, 1704. ... / David Lindsay.London : Printed for Isaac Cleave, 1704.24pp. : small folio./28cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 266.David Lindsay. Details from NLS. Related item: [Edinburgh] reprint by Mr. Andrew Symson, and John Reid younger, for Mr. Robert Freebairn, 1704; 32pp. 1 of 7 'Jacobite' pamphlets - bound with: 1. The Famous Case of Robert Calvin ... / Sir Edward Coke, 1705 [q.v.]; 2. The Sad and Lamentable Case of Protestants ... / Anonymous, 1682 [q.v.]; 3. The Paralel; or; Persecution of Protestants ... / [Daniel Defoe], 1705 [q.v.]; and 3 Unspecified others. Binding: half roan.Law - Scots - Criminal

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nmbLindsay, Robert.The History of Scotland, 1436-1565. To which is added a Continuation by another Hand / Robert Lindsay.2nd.Glasgow : Printed by R. Urie, 1749.430pp. : 16mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 286. Randall, 214.signature of Thomas Stevenson; RLS's bookplate?Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie (c1532-80), Fife laird. NMB note: Begins with a translation of Hector Boece's History for 1436-60, continues with a compilation from others, and ends with his own, valuable, contemporary account. Binding: calf; broken.History - Scotland - Stuarts

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nmbLindsay, Sir David.The Works of the Famous and Worthy Knight, Sir David Lindsay of The Mount, alias Lyon, King of Arms. ... / Sir David Lindsay.Glasgow : printed by Robert Sanders, in the Year, 1712. 296pp. : 18mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 287.signature of Thomas Stevenson.Letter from [Monaco] to his parents, [30 Dec 1873]: Also I wish that my father would keep his eyes open for two books that I want badly - Ruddiman's Buchanan and Chalmer's Lindsay. 2. Letter from Mentone to his mother, 7 Jan 1874: Let me rehearse the titles somewhat at greater length. The Works of George Buchanan: edit. Ruddiman. The Works of Sir David Lindsay of the Mount: edit. Chalmers. Now are you pleased. Let them be looked for wherever they are likely to be found; I am not very anxious for them to be looked for, you know; my principal anxiety is to get them found. 3. Letter to his father, [27 Jan 1874]: I suppose even Lindsay is too big to come out here; so be it; but you might have an eye open for a second-hand Wodrow [q.v.]. (Letters 1, 198, 202 & 225; pp.423, 428 & 466).- Poetical Works, ed. G. Chalmers, 3 v. (1806).Sir David Lindsay of The Mount (fl. 1490-1555). Title continues: 'Newly corrected and vindicate from the former errors wherewith they were committed: and augmented with sundry works. &c.' Binding: calf; broken. See also entry for Sir David Lyndsay.Literature - Scots - Poetry and Verse

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nmbLithgow, William.The Totall Discourse, of the Rare Adventures, and painefull Peregrinations of long nineteene Yeares Trauayles, from Scotland, to the most Famous Kingdomes in Europe, Asia, and Afrrica. : Perfited by three Deare Bought Voyages, in surueighing of forty eight Kingdomes Ancient and Moderne; twenty one Rei-publickes, ten Absolute Principalities, with two hundred Ilands. ... / William Lithgow. 1st.Imprinted at London : by Nicholas Okes, and are to be sold [by Nicholas Fussell and Humphery Mosley at their shops] in Pauls Church yard, at the Ball, and the white Lyon, 1632.507pp. : ills. small 4to./19cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 288signature of Thomas Stevenson on fly-leaf.Letter from between Cantick and Hoy [Orkney Islands] to his mother, 18 Jun 1869: I herewith begin my [Pharos] journal letter, which is intended to contain an account, full, true and particular, of all my 'sore journeying and perilous peregrination.' (Letters 1, 76; p.174).- Mehew note: Probably an imperfect recollection of the book by the Scottish traveller William Lithgow ...William Lithgow (1582?-1685?), wanderer. Lithgow's Travels; first full version (earlier shortened accounts 1614 and 1616, and a selection in Hakluytus Posthumus ... 1625). Title continues: 'The particular names whereof, are described in each argument of the ten diuisions of this history: and it is also diuided in three bookes; two whereof, neuer heretofore published. Wherein is contayned, an exact relation, of the lawes, religion, policies, and gouvernment of all their Princes, potentates, and people. Together with the grieuous tortures he suffered, by the Inquisition of Malaga in Spaine, his miraculous discouery and deliuery thence: and of his last and late returne from the Northerne Iles. By William Lithgovv.' Details from NLS - note: A revised and enlarged edition, with a new dedication and prologue. A variant of this editon does not have the booksellers' names in the imprint. Binding: half leather; broken. Anderson note: several leaves missing, etc., not returnable. nmb4.Travel, Exploration and Description - Europe, Asia and Africa

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nmbLittle, Francis H.The Untold Sequel of the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / [Francis H. Little]. Boston : Pinckney Pub. Co., [c1890].41pp. : orig. wrappers; small 8vo./19cm. Anderson Part 1, Lot 657.Beinecke, 1984 428.RLS's bookplate; bookplate of George Hewitt Myers (1875-1957).Francis H. Little, forger? Prideaux (1917) says: 'Although it sold in Mrs. Strong's sale for $25, there is no evidence that Stevenson was the author.' George Hewitt Myers.Literature - American - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsLivy.Books V, VI & VII [Ab urbe condita] with Introduction and Notes by A. R. Cluer ... Revised by P. E. Matheson ... Part 1 - Introduction and Text / Livy.2nd.Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1887.2 v. in 1 : 18cm.Beinecke, 1994 805.Titus Livius 59 BC - AD 17), historian of Rome in the age of Augustus; tutor of Claudius. A. R. Cluer, B.A., Balliol College; P.E. Matheson, M.A., Fellow of New College. Clarendon Press Series. Contents: pt. 1. Introduction and text.-pt. 2. Notes.Literature - Classical - Latin - History

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rgs, nmbLloyd, Henry Demarest.A Strike of Millionaires against Miners, or, The Story of Spring Valley. An open letter to the millionaires / Henry Demarest Lloyd.Chicago : Belford-Clarke Co., 1890.264pp. : 19cm.Edinburgh?title page signed 'Stevenson, Vailima'; on upper cover: 'Apia Coffee House Free Reading Room and Library'.Henry Demarest Lloyd (1847-1903), journalist with Chicago Tribune, 1872-85; 'father of investigative journalism'. Details from Lib. Cong. RGS notes: [Series] No. 1 in publisher's 'Our Bad Wealth' series. Reference is to a strike, answered by a lockout, from May until late September 1889 made by miners in Northern Illinois against the Spring Valley Coal Company, protesting at a reduction in wages. William Fowler Collection formerly at Trinity Academy, Edinburgh, now at University of Edinburgh?History - America - Mid-west - Illinois

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nmbLockhart, George.A Letter from a Scots Gentleman residing in London, to his Friend in Edinburgh / [George Lockhart].[Glasgow?] : Printed in the Year, 1713.19pp. : 4to./19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 496.Beinecke, 2552, Ip St48 Zz713L.authenticating bookplate signed by W. R. Benjamin.marked passages - by RLS?George Lockhart of Carnwath (1681-1732), Scots patriot. NLS note: MS. notes: Agust. 1711; Glasgow Reprinted Agust. Union of Parliaments.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbLockhart, George.Memoirs concerning the Affairs of Scotland, from Queen Anne's Succession to the Throne, to the Commencement of the Union of the Two Kingdoms of Scotland and England, in May, 1707. With an Account of the Origine and Progress of the Design'd Invasion from France in March, 1708 ... To which is prefix'd an Introduction, etc./ [George Lockhart].1st.London : Printed: and sold by J. Baker, at the Black-Boy in Pater-Noster-Row, 1714.304, 321-420pp. : 8vo./20cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 290. Cummins.RLS's Skerryvore bookplate on front pastedown.no notes, etc.Fragments of three Letters from [Davos] to his parents, [?late 1881]: [Part of list of books wanted] ... (8) Lockhart Papers. (Letters 3, 886: p.265).George Lockhart of Carnwath (1673-1731), Jacobite, Episcopalian, and opposer of the Union. Details from NLS - note: pp. 305-320 omitted in pagination, but text and register are continuous. Binding: contemporary calf; rear board detached; edition has appendix identifying names given only by initials in text. Related item: The Lockhart Papers: containing Memoirs and Commentaries upon the Affairs of Scotland from 1702 to 1715, his Secret Correspondence with the Son of K. James the Second from 1718 to 1728, and his other Political Writings; also Journals and Memoirs of the Young Pretender's Expedition in 1745, by Highland Officers in his Army; published from original manuscripts in the possession of Anthony Aufrere, Esq. London : 1817; 2 v. : 4to. nmb5.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbLockhart, J. G.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott / J.G. Lockhart.2nd.Edinburgh : Cadell; London : Murray and Whittaker, 1839.10 v. : engraved title pages and frontispieces ; 12mo.Bain.certificate verso first engraved title by E. W. Gurr, solr. for Mrs. Stevenson and inscriptions in other vols. by Lieut. Safford. many marked passages, e.g. re Robert Stevenson, RLS's grandfather; page refs. at end of some vols. (Essay: 'Scott's Voyage in the Lighthouse Yacht': One thing I beg of my readers, that they will take down the fourth volume of Lockhart and read over again the "Voyage in the Lighthouse Yacht to Nova Zembla and the Lord knows where", one of the most delightful passages in one of the most delightful of books. / R. L. S./ Vailima, Upolu, Samoa, July 31, 1892. (Scribner's Magazine V.14, 4; Oct 1893)Letter from Vailima to James Bain [London bookseller], 6 Oct [1890]: I wish you to send me ... a good Lockhart ... (Letters 7, 2256; p.11). Letter to Sidney Colvin, 29 Apr 1891: I was awake this morning about half-past four ... and read Lockhart's 'Scott' until the day began to peep. .. / [refers to Falconet's horse anecdote in ch.13] (Letters 7, 2317; p.112). Letter from Vailima to George Saintsbury [q.v.], 17 May 1891: ... to whom do I owe more pleasure than to Lockhart? I have just been reading six volumes of the [L]ife: the last four I had not the heart for; and they have suggested to me a magnum opus for yourself. [Suggests Saintsbury should do an annotated version of Lockhart's Scott similar to J. W. Croker's edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson (q.v.)] (Letters 7, 2322; p.125).John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854), novelist, critic and editor; son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott. Details from BL. Letter from [Hyeres] to his father, [Dec 1883]: I have just finished reading a book which I counsel you above all things not [emphasis] to read; as it has made me very ill and would make you worse: Lockhart's Scott. It is worth reading, as all things are from time to time, that keep us nose to nose with fact, though I think such reading may be abused, and that a great deal of life is better spent in reading of a light and chivalrous strain. Thus no Waverley novel approaches in power, blackness, bitterness and moral elevation to the diary and Lockhart's narrative of the end; and yet the Waverley novels are better reading for every day than the life. You may a tonic daily, but not phlebotomy. (Letters 4, 1201; p.221). Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913), lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb4.Literature - English - Biography and Memoir

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nmbLondon Assizes.Old Bailey Sessions Papers / London Assizes.3 v. (1778, 1784 & 1786).Bain?Letters from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter: 1. 19 May 1891: My books begin to come; and I fell once more on the Old Bailey Session Papers. I have 1778, 1784, and 1786. Should you be able to lay hands on any other volumes, above all a little later, I should be very glad if you would buy them for me. I particularly want one [emphasis] or two [emphasis] during the course of the Peninsular War. Come to think, I ought rather to have communicated this want to Bain. Would it bore you to communicate to that effect with the great man? The sooner I have them the better for me. 'Tis for Henry Shovel. But Henry Shovel has now turned into a work called The Shovels of Newton French: including Memoirs of Henry Shovel, a Private in the Peninsular War, which work is to begin in 1664 ..., and end about 1832 ... 2. [9 /10 Nov 1891]: Your bookseller ... wrote me a letter about Old Bailey Papers. Gosh I nearly swarfed, dam'd man, I near hand dee'd o't. It's only yin or twa volumes I want; say 500 or 1000 pp. of the stuff; and the worthy man (much doubting) proposed to bury me in volumes. Please allay his rage, and apologise that I have not written him direct: his note was civil and purposelike. (Letters, 7, 2324 & 2364; pp.128 & 193).Periodical reports of the London Assizes, held in the court of the Old Bailey, the central prison, London. Harvard Law School has scattered collection of issues 1670-1800; continuation to 1913, when publication ceased. Essay: 'The Lantern Bearers': 'It would be hard to pick out a career more cheerless than that of Dancer, the miser, as he figures in the "Old Bailey Reports," ... (Tus.30; p.34) Novel: St. Ives: 'And Rowley [man-servant] was a boy made to my hand. He had a high sense of romance, and a secret cultus for all soldiers and criminals. His travelling library consisted of a chapbook life of Wallace and some sixpenny parts of the "Old Bailey Sessions Papers" by [Joseph] Gurney the shorthand writer; and the choice depicts his character to a hair.' (Tus. 15, p.194). '... a London bookseller was commissioned to send us everything he could procure bearing on Old Bailey trials ...' (Fanny Stevenson: Preface to Biographical Edition of Kidnapped.Law - English - Criminal

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nmbLongnon, Auguste.Etude biographique sur François Villon, d'apres les documents inedits conserves aux archives nationales, par / Auguste Longnon.Paris : Henri Menu, 1877.223pp. : map; orig. grey wrappers; 12mo./20cm.Safford lot 19.Buffalo, PR5499 no.28 (OCLC: 03403032).inscription on fly-leaf: 'This is to certify that this volume is from the library of the late R. L. Stevenson Esqr at Vailima, Samoa. E. W. Gurr, Solr for Mrs. R. L. Stevenson.'numerous underscored passages. marginal notes comprising c40 words, ranging from historical memoranda to critical ejaculations - including 'Sentimental bosh!'.Essay: 'Francois Villon, Student, Poet, and Housebreaker' in Familiar Studies of Men and Books 1882 (Tus.27): '[Begins] Perhaps one of the most curious revolutions in literary history is the sudden bull's-eye light cast by M. Longnon on the obscure existence of Francois Villon.' (p.118) / M. Longnon shows us more and more clearly at every page that we are to read our poet literally, that his names are the nmaes of real persons, and the events he chronicles were actual events. (p.126)Auguste Longnon (1844-1907), scholar. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection. Letter from Saranac to John Paul Bocock, [?mid Nov 1887]: [Answers list of queries] ... (3) See my paper on Villon in Studies of Men and Books; you will find there also the proper name of M' Longnon's book, which is the great authority. (Letters 6, 1939; p.56). Swearingen p.27. Edwin William Gurr (1863-1913). lawyer; later judge and newspaper editor. nmb3.FLiterature - French - Biography

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nmb, rgsLoti, Pierre.Fleurs d'ennui / Pierre Loti.2nd.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1883.380pp. : orig. wrappers (frayed); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 504.Pierre Loti', pseud. of Louis Marie-Julien Viaud (1850-1923), romantic writer and naval officer. Series: Bibliotheque contemporaine. Contents: Fleurs d'ennui; Pasquala Ivanovitch; Voyage de quatre officiers de l'escadre internationale au Montenegro; Suleima.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbLovat, Lord.A Free Examination of a Modern Romance, entitled Memoirs of the Life of Lord Lovat. Wherein the Character of that Nobleman is set in its True Light and Vindicated / [Lord Lovat].London : Printed for W. Webb, 1746.? 44pp. or 60pp. : sewed; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 291.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [re list of books 'marked with a cross'] By Lovat, I mean things about him out of the Advocates' [Library]. (Letters 3, 748; p.127).Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat (1667-1747), wily Jacobite clan chief. Details from NLS.(some copies have different page totals). BL attributes some copies to Duncan Forbes of Culloden.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbLovat, Lord.Anecdotes of the Life of Lord Lovat / Lord Lovat.London : 1746.? 55pp. : 16mo.(12mo.?)Anderson Part 2, Lot 290.RLS's visiting card.note at end.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [re list of books 'marked with a cross'] By Lovat, I mean things about him out of the Advocates' [Library]. (Letters 3, 748; p.127).Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat (1667-1747), wily Jacobite clan chief. Probably a copy of Memoirs of the Life of Lord Lovat, with the drophead title reading 'Anecdotes, etc.' Details from BL. Binding: half roan. nmb5.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbLovat, Lord.Memoirs of the Life of Lord Lovat / Lord Lovat.London : M. Cooper, 1746.123pp. : sewed; small 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 291.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [re list of books 'marked with a cross'] By Lovat, I mean things about him out of the Advocates' [Library]. (Letters 3, 748; p.127).Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat (1667-1747), wily Jacobite clan chief. Details from BL - attribution to Duncan Forbes of Culloden. nmb5.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmb, rgsLovat, Simon Fraser, Lord.The Whole Proceedings in the House of Peers, upon the Impeachment ... against Simon Lord Lovat, for High Treason: ... / Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat.London : Printed for S. Billingsley, MDCCXLVII [1747].188pp. : 33cm.Beinecke, 7916.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [re list of books 'marked with a cross'] By Lovat, I mean things about him out of the Advocates' [Library]. (Letters 3, 748; p.127).Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat (1667-1747), wily Jacobite clan chief. Title continues: 'Exhibited by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament Assembled, in the Names of Themselves, and All the Commons of Great Britain ... : the Proceeding in Westminster Hall [9-11,13,16 & 18-19 Mar 1746-7]: on the last of which days Judgment of High Treason was given against Him.' Published by Order of the House of Peers.History - Scotland - Jacobitism

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nmbLowe, Charles.Prince Bismarck: an Historical Biography / Charles Lowe. New.London : W. Heinemann, 1892.330pp :port.; 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 292.presentation copy with inscription: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson, with the kind regards of his old fellow student, The Author, Sept., 1892.' Letter from [Vailima] to Charles Lowe, [early Nov 1892}: I am still in the midst of Bismarck, which is intensely interesting. (Letters 7, 2481; p.415).Charles Lowe M.A. 'with an entirely new chapter, now first published.' New and revised edition. Details from BL. Letter from [Vailima] to Charles Lowe, [early Nov 1892}: I am still in the midst of Bismarck, which is intensely interesting. (Letters 7, 2481; p.415).History - Gemany

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nmb, rgsLuchaire, Achille.Alain le Grand, sire d'Albret l'aministration royale et la feodalite du Midi (1450-1522) / Achille Luchaire.Paris : Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1877.240pp. : orig. wrappers; 23cmBeinecke, 1994 555.Achille Luchaire (1846-1908), Professor of Modern History at Paris. Subjects ( Lib. Cong.): Alain, called the Great, Sire d'Albret (1440-1522). House of Valois (1328-1589). Thesis for University of Paris. Mostly unopened. FHistory - France - 15th Century

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nmb, rgsLucian.Lucian's Dialogues ... Translated with Notes and a Preliminary Memoir by H. Williams. / Lucian.London : George Bell and Sons, 1888.315pp. : 8vo. (varnished)Beinecke, 2554 / Ip St48 Zz888L.inscription. by Lieut. W. E. Safford re purchase May 13, 1899; inscription by George S. Hellman.marked passages.Lucian of Samosata (c125->180). Title continues: 'namely the Dialogues of the Gods, of the Sea-Gods, and of the Dead; Zeus the Tragedian, the Ferry-boat, etc.' Series: Bohn's classical library. George Sidney Hellman.Gk - trLiterature - Classical - Greek

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nmbLunardi, Vincent.An Account of Five Aerial Voyages in Scotland, in a Series of Letters to his Guardian, Chevalier Gerardo Compagni, written under the Impression of the Various Events that affected the Undertaking ... / Vincent Lunardi.London : Printed for the author, and sold by J. Bell, bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and J. Creech, Edinburgh, MDCCLXXXVI [1786].114pp. : 2 leaves pls.; ill., port.; 8vo./24cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 293. Lyon & Turnbull.St. Andrews, [S.C.] r TL620.L8.RLS's Vailima bookplate 'From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson at Vailima' on front paste-down with unidentifiable signature in blue ink ['Isobel Strong'?]; decorative bookplate of Herschel V. Jones also on front paste-down; provenance - from the library of Viscount Strathallan, Stobhall, Perthshire. Letters from Vailima to Charles Baxter: 1. 17 Apr 1894: I am very anxious that you should send me / ... 4th. It might be as well to get me a book on balloon ascensions, particularly in the early part of the century. 2. [c.15 Jul 1894: I have received the balloon books from your bookseller, and I must say he is a daisy. I could not have chosen better myself. (Letters 8, 2721 & 2759; pp.265 & 331). Novel: 'St. Ives' (1898): 'Lunardi did it, and overdid it. A whimsical, vain, fiddling fellow, by all accounts [...]' (Tus.15, p.234).Title continues: 'by Vincent Lunardi, Esq. Secretary to the late Neapolitan Ambassador, First Aerial Traveller in England, an Honorary Member of the Hon. Artillery Company of the City of London, Royal Archer of Scotland, Citizen of Edinburgh, Cupar, St. Andrew's, Hawick, &c. &c. Vincenzo Lunardi (1759-1806), aeronaut; made ascent from Edinburgh in 1785. Fine stipple plate portrait by Nesmith ('pinxt') in sepia, engraved by Burke ('fecit'), and 2 copperplate engravings. Bound with: Mr. Lunardi's Account of his Ascension and Aerial Voyage from New Fort, Liverpool, [1785]. Anderson: pencil note: 'Very scarce: has all 3 plates.' Binding: boards, uncut (Anderson); probably 20th century (St. Andrews). Novel: St. Ives (1897): 'Lunardi did it, and overdid it. A whimsical, fiddling, vain fellow, by all accounts - ...' (Tus. 15. p.234). nmb3. Herschel Vespasian Jones (1861-1928), publisher 'Minneapolis Journal' and noted art and book collector. nmb3.Science - Aeronautics

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nmbLunardi, Vincent.Mr. Lunardi's Account of his Ascension and Aerial Voyage from New Fort, Liverpool, on Wednesday the 20th of July, in three Letters addressed to George Biggin, Esq., etc. / Vincent Lunardi.[London?: 1785]40pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 293.private - Stobhall? (see Account above).Letters from Vailima to Charles Baxter: 1. 17 Apr 1894: I am very anxious that you should send me / ... 4th. It might be as well to get me a book on balloon ascensions, particularly in the early part of the century. 2. [c.15 Jul 1894: I have received the balloon books from your bookseller, and I must say he is a daisy. I could not have chosen better myself. (Letters 8, 2721 & 2759; pp.265 & 331). Novel: St. Ives (1897): 'Lunardi did it, and overdid it. A whimsical, fiddling, vain fellow, by all accounts - ...' (Tus. 15, p.234).Vincenzo Lunardi (1759-1806); made ascent from Edinburgh in 1785. According to Anderson catalogue formerly bound with: 'An Account of Five Aerial Voyages in Scotland' below. Details from NLS. Binding: boards. nmb3Science - Aeronautics

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rgsLynch, Lawrence L.Moina: A Detective Story / Lawrence L. Lynch.London : Ward, Lock & Co., 1890.459pp. : 8vo.Silverado.Isobel Strong note: 'Louis' favorite author.'Pseud. of Emma M. Murdoch / Van Deventer (fl. 1870-1912). Details from BL - copy dated 1891. Anecdote of in Isobel Field: This Life I've Loved (1937), p.268 (ed. Peter Browning, 2005, 249).Literature - English - Novel and Short Story

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nmbLyndsay of the Mount, Sir David.Fac Simile of an Ancient Heraldic Manuscript emblazoned by Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount, Lyon King of Armes, 1542 / Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount.Edinburgh : W. & D. Laing, 1822.engrs. brill. hand col. ills.; folio.Anderson Part 1, Lot 256.inscription on fly-leaf: 'Lewis Balfour, Junr. Colinton Manse, April 27th, 1860.'Sir David Lyndsay (fl. 1490-1555) of the Mount. Engraved by W. H. Lizars. Reprinted 1878 as large paper edition of 50 copies by David Laing, Secy., Bannatyne Club. Details from NLS. See also entry Sir David Lindsay.Art - Heraldry - Scotland

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nmbLytton, [Robert] Earl of; et al.Voluntaries for an East London Hospital / [Robert], Earl of Lytton et al.London : David Stott, 1887.203pp. : pls. ills.; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 514 / IpSt48 887W.presentation copy with inscription to RLS from Mrs. May Cheston, the promoter of the book.Letter from [Bournemouth] to W. E. Henley, [late Apr 1887]: I shall send Donkin some of these verses, I suppose. Letters 5, 1802; p.401).Edward Robert Bulwer, Earl of Lytton (1831-91). Includes RLS's 'Ad Matrem'. Edited by [Sir] Horatio Bryan Donkin (1845-1927); Kt. 1911; physician at Westminster Hospital and at the East London Hospital for Children. Contributors include RLS's friends W. E. Henley, Andrew Lang, Austin Dobson, Walter Pollock, A Egmont Hake and T. Gordon Hake. Beinecke 2004 1494: presentation inscription to W. E. Henley from May Cheston; ms. notes of WEH on pp. 139, 146 & 147. 'Hospital Sketches' by WEH.Literature - English - Miscellaneous

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nmb, rgs, rdLytton, Robert, Lord.Fables in Song / Robert, Lord Lytton.Edinburgh & London : William Blackwood & Sons, 1874.2 v. : 20cm.Silverado (V 1). Beinecke (V 2): BEIN 1994 438.Part of Stevenson's library collection at Vailima, Samoa' (Silverado).V. 1 marginal markings on p. 38 ('Ancients and Moderns', with underlining of “Roman crowds, now Christian”, “Pagan”, “in Parian”, “Rhodian” - criticized in the essay); p. 42 (last 3 ll. of 'Provision for Life'); p. 46 (ll. 9-12, marginal “x” and “x” under the word “wonder”), p. 47 (ll. 2-4 of sect. 3), and p. 51 (stanzas 2-3 of sect. 3) ('The Blue Mountains' - 'excellent' in the essay); p. 56-6 (whole of sect. 7 of 'The Wheat Stalk' - 'graceful and sweet' i the essay); p. 86 (last 8 ll. of 'Sic Itur'); p. 105 (last 2 ll. of Prelude I, 'The Rainpool'); p. 128-9 (stanza 2 of Part II), p. 130 (large 'X' beside ll. 1-3 of Pt 3) ('Lost Treasures'); p. 147 (ll. 5-7 of Sect. 1, 'Only a Shaving'); p. 184 (ll. 2-5, 'Go On').
V 2. comment on p. 32 ('?' and underlined 'frustrate fray'), maginal markings on pp. 34-5 ('The Rock'), 36-7 and 41-2 ('Demos', praised in the essay), 213-4 ('Sans Souci' pt 4); underlining p. 81 ('whose purple brows did print / The azure air with pines' - praised in the essay)
Letter from Swanston to Sidney Colvin, [May 1874]: All right. I'll see what I can do. Before I could answer, I had to see the book; and my good father, after trying all our libraries, bought it for me. I like the book; that is some of it; and I'll try to lick up four or five pages for the Fortnightly. (Letters 2, 271; p.6). Letter from [Swanston] to Frances Sitwell, [13 May 1874]: Struggling away at Fables in Song. / [14 May]: I feel happier about the Fables, and it is warmer a bit; ... / [15 May]: I have got on rather better with the Fables; perhaps it won't be a failure, though I still fear. / [16 May]: ... I just finished some of the deedest rubbish about Lord Lytton's Fables, that an intelligent editor ever shot into his waste paper basket. If Morley prints it I shall be glad, but my respect for him will be shaken. (Letters 2, 272; pp.7-8).Edward Robert Bulwer, Earl of Lytton (1831-91). Mehew note: John Morley [editor], through Colvin's mediation, had asked RLS for a review of Lord Lytton's Fables in Song. Reviewed in the Fortnightly Review, n.s. 15 (June 1874), pp.817-23. Swearingen p14.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rgsMacaulay, Thomas Babington.Lays of Ancient Rome / Thomas Babington Macaulay.New.London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849.210pp. : 41 ills. (woodcuts); small 4to./22cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 294.Saranac.RLS's Vailima visiting card inside front cover; signature 'Samuel Lloyd Osbourne /Eastham Bournemouth / Decr 19th 1886 [year date unclear]' on front free endpaper. (Anderson: inscription on title-page).no marksSir Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59). With illustrations, original, and from the antique, drawn on wood by George Scharf, Jun. Binding: morocco; gauffred /marbled edges and endpapers.History - Classical - Rome

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nmbMacaulay, Thomas Babington.History of England / Thomas Babington Macaulay.London : Longman & Co., 1848-61.5 v. : 8vo.presentation copies to RLS from his parents on his 16th birthday (Mehew).Letter from Edinburgh to Bob Stevenson (cousin), 26 Nov [1866}: At present I am going in for Macaulay's History, and no novels at all. (Letters 1, 36; p.113).Sir Thomas Babington Macaulay MP (1800-59), historian. Details from BL. Mehew note: RLS had been given Macaulay's History of England (1848-61) by his parents on his sixteenth birthday. RLS recommended 'the vols. of Macaulay containing the Wars of William' to the Queen Street/Heriot Row, Edinburgh, gardener in 1873 (See Letters 1, 145; p.319).History - England

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nmbMaccormick, Joseph.State-Papers and Letters Addressed to William Carstares, Confidential Secretary to K. William during the Whole of his Reign, ... Relating to Public Affairs in Great Britain, but more Particularly in Scotland during the Reigns of K. William and Q. Anne. To which is prefixed the Life of Mr Carstares. Published from the Originals, by Joseph M'Cormick, D.D., Minister at Prestonpans / [Joseph McCormick]. Edinburgh : Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London; and John Balfour, Edinburgh, 1774.1 v. bd. in 2; 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 205. Johnston.a few marginal marks and a few notes in pencil.Letters from Vailima to Charles Baxter: 1. [?18 Jul 1893]: 'I wish in exchange [for Arnot's Trials and Balfour's Letters; both q.v.] life of Stair, life of Carstares, Wodrow's Analecta (q.v.), and life of Grierson of Lag, and Memoirs of General Hugh Mackay (q.v.). 2. [late Nov or early Dec 1893]: ... the Second Volume [of Heathercat] is to be called (I believe Darien), and for that I want, I fear, a good deal of truck:- / Darien Papers / Carstares Papers / Marchmont Papers / Jerviswood Correspondence [all q.v.] / I hope may do me; ... 3. [c26 Feb 1894]: [List] 2. Books arrived. Thanks. (Letters 8, 2610, 2652 & 2706; pp.138-9, 188 & 251). Letter from [Vailima] to John Home Stevenson, [Mar 1894]: I have a new pointer for you; at least, I think so. Carstares Papers, [makes references]. (Letters 8, 2717; p.261). Letter from George P. Johnston to Charles Baxter, 9 Jan 1894: 'Mr. Stevenson's order. I have been able to procure all the books as per note overleaf.' (Beinecke, 5010; McKay, 4, p.1452)William Carstares (1649-1715), principal Edinburgh University 1703; son of deprived Presbyterian minister; spent time in Holland under William of Orange, and used his influence in favour of Presbyterianism after 1688 Revolution, mediating between King and General Assembly. Rev. Joseph Maccormick (1733-99), Principal of United College, St. Andrews. Details from NLS. Binding: new boards. Related item: R. H. Story : William Carstares: a Character and Career of the Revolutionary Epoch, 1649-1715. London : ?; 385pp. : 8vo. nmb6.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmbMacculloch, John.A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, including The Isle of Man / John Macculloch.Edinburgh ; London : Archibald Constable & Co. : Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 1819.3 v. : 10 maps. 33 pls.; 8vo. & 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 403.notes by Thomas Stevenson at end of both vols. referring to text.Letter from [Davos] to his father, [early Dec 1880]: [List of Books sought] ... (Macculloch's Western Isles ... (Letters 3, 748; p.126). Letter from [Davos] to his parents, [27 Jan 1881]: 'Books bully. Skene dull. Macculloch awful rum. ... Who was Macculloch? When did he die? I am mad to find out about him. My first prolusion shall be an article 'Certain Books about the Highlands', and Macculloch has to figure, you bet.' (Letters 3, 768; p.152).John Macculloch (1773-1835), geologist; travelled Scotland every year 1811-21; 'unrivalled in the wide range of subjects on which he displayed great talent and remarkable knowledge' (Sir Thomas Lyell).10 maps, mostly coloured, and 33 full-page plates. V 1. & 2. are 8vo.; V 3. is 4to. Classic of geology, addressed to his travelling companion, Sir Walter Scott. Details from BL. Original edition? Binding: boards; lacking backs and covers loose. nmb5.Travel, Exploration and Description - Scotland and Isle of Man

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nmbMacdouall, Andrew, Lord Bankton.An Essay upon Feudal Holdings, Superiorities, and Hereditary Jurisdictions in Scotland. : ... / [Andrew Macdouall, Lord Bankton].London : Printed for R. Lee ... , 1747.59pp.(lacking title) : 8vo./21cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 438.Andrew Macdouall, Lord Bankton. Title continues: 'Shewing, I. The nature of feudal holdings ... II. The errors and gross misrepresentations touching the same ... III. That these holdings, superiorities and jurisdictions have not been any of the causes of the Rebellions of 1715, or 1745. IV. That the infringing of the same may be dangerous to our happy constitution.' Details from NLS. Pamphlet : part of an Anderson lot of 11.History - Scotland - Jacobitism - Forfeited Estates

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rd, nmbMacduff, John Ross.Family Prayers by the author of 'The Faithful Promiser', Morning and Night Watches', etc. / John Ross Macduff. London: James Nisbet & Co. ... , 1853.292pp. : varnished; 19cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 404; Brooks, Lot 795; West, Lot 319.Princeton, XI-13.inscription on r. of blank leaf before title page, 'Thomas Stevenson'; RLS's calling card mounted on inside front cover.markings in pencil throughout and a few changes in pencil and ink (? by Thomas Stevenson?)John Ross Macduff (1818-95), religious writer. Robert Louis Stevenson. A Catalogue. Princeton University press, 1971. Part XI, No. 13. Accompanied by eight unnumbered pages 'Passages of scripture to be read in connection with each other' and 'For Reading' (a list of passages from the Bible) in the hands of Mrs Margaret Stevenson and RLS. See: Richard Burton (1909). ‘Stevenson’s Prayer Book’. North American Review 199.vi (June, 1909): 869-76. Morris L. Parrish Collection.Religion - Christianity - Church of Scotland

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nmb, rgsMacduff, John Ross.The Night Watches; by the author of 'The Morning Watches'. 'The Faithful Promiser' ... / [John Ross Macduff].24th. tho.Edinburgh : Paton and Ritchie; London : J. Nisbet & Co., 1852.3 v. in 1 v. (127pp.) : 16mo./13cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 404.Beinecke, 2555 / Ip St48 Zz852M.presentation copy with inscription on fly-leaf: 'Margaret Stevenson from her ever affect. Husband. Novr. 13, 1852, Being dear Smoutie's Birth Day.'; RLS's bookplate mounted inside upper cover.John Ross Macduff (1818-95), religious writer. 'Smout': family pet name for RLS. (lit. salmon fry). Binding title: 'Faithful Promiser: Morning, and Night Watches.' Three separately paged items bound in 1 v. viz. The Faithful Promiser. 70th thous.; The Morning Watches. 24th thous.; The Night Watches. 27th thous.; all 3 Edinburgh and London, 1852.Religion - Christianity - Church of Scotland

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rgs, nmbMacduff, John Ross.The Prophet of Fire; or the Life and Times of Elijah, with their lessons / John Ross Macduff.London : ? J. Nisbet & Co.,1863.?351pp. : 8vo/20cm.Saranac.presentation copy to RLS from an aunt and given by him to 'Cummy', his nurse Alison Cunningham.John Ross Macduff (1818-95), religious writer. Presented by Charles, Lord Guthrie. Listed in the Stevenson Society of America President's Report, 1916-1917. Details from 1864 ed. at Cal. State per Melvyl.Religion - Christianity - Church of Scotland

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nmbMackay, Charles.A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry / Charles Mackay.London : n.d. [c1875?].c600pp. : ills.; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 296.presentation copy with inscription.Selected and arranged by Charles Mackay [?1814-89]. Illustrated by J. E. Millais, J. Gilbert, and Birket Foster. Reissue of 1867 (first?) edition. Details from BL. Binding: calf; covers loose.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbMackay, John.The Life of Lieut.-General Hugh Mackay of Scoury, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Scotland, 1689 and 1690 Colonel Commandant of the Scottish Brigade, in the service of the States General, and a Privy-Counsellor in Scotland / John Mackay.Limited.Edinburgh : Laing & Forbes, 1836.213pp. : front. (port.); 4to./28cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 297.Toronto, E-10 03116.RLS's bookplate; also bookplate of W. MacDonald MacKay.Letter from Vailima to Charles Baxter, [?18 Jul 1893]: I wish in exchange [for Arnot's Trials and Balfour's Letters; both q.v.] life of Stair, life of Carstares (q.v.), Wodrow's Analecta (q.v.), and life of Grierson of Lag, and Memoirs of General Hugh Mackay. (Letters 8, 2610; p.138-9).John Mackay of Rockfield (d.1841?). Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh No. 53 : 101 copies only. NLS note: Not printed for the club; copies were bought for members. Details from Lib. Cong. Binding: half morocco; rubbed. For unfinished novel 'Heathercat'. Mehew notes: Mackay defeated at Killiecrankie by Claverhouse in 1689; Memoirs published Bannatyne Club, 1833. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. William MacDonald MacKay. nmb6.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmb, rgsMackcoull, James.Memoir of the Life and Trial of James Mackcoull, or Moffat, who died in the County Jail of Edinburgh on 22d December 1820: containing a Full Account of his Trial before the Jury Court, and High Court of Justiciary, at Edinburgh, for robbing the branch of the Paisley Union Bank at Glasgow of twenty thousand pounds.... / James Mackcoull.Edinburgh : Printed for J. Anderson, jun.; London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1822.317pp. : fold. table, front. (port.); 23cm.Beinecke, 2561 / Ip St48 Zz822M.notes in unknown hand.James Mackcoull (1763-1820), robber. Title continues: 'illustrated with Notes, Anecdotes, and a Portrait; with an Appendix, containing Mr. Denovan's Journal from Glasgow to London in trace of the Robbery, and other Curious Papers. Mackcoull was long suspected of committing the 'Begbie Murder', when messenger of British Linen Bank robbed at Tweeddale Court, Edinburgh, 1818.).Law - Scots - Criminal - Biography

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nmb, rgsMackenzie, Alexander.History of the Macleods: with Genealogies of the Principal Families of the Name / Alexander Mackenzie.Inverness : A. & W. Mackenzie, 1889.463pp. : 23cm.Beinecke, 2556 / Ip St48 Zz889M.inscription on half-title: 'Robert L. Stevenson with the kind regards of N. W. Cameron. 1892.' marked passages; notes - in RLS's hand?Alexander Mackenzie (1838-98), editor Celtic Magazine. nmb5.History - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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nmb, rgsMackenzie, Alexander.The Highland Clearances: or, A Strange Return by the Highland Chiefs for the Fidelity of the Clans: being an Account of the Glengarry ... and other Evictions in the Highlands since the Battle of Culloden: with an Appendix on the Highland Crofters / Alexander Mackenzie.Inverness : A. & W. Mackenzie, 1881.?48pp. : wrappers; 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 401. Abromson.RLS's book plate on title page.several markings in pencil.Alexander Mackenzie (1838-98), editor Celtic Magazine. Reprinted ... and extended from the Aberdeen 'Daily Free Press'. Related item: The History of the Highland Clearances; containing a reprint of Donald Macleod's 'Gloomy Memories of the Highlands' [1841/56/57]; Isle of Skye in 1882; and a verbatim report of the Trial of the Braes Crofters. 528pp. A & W. Mackenzie : Inverness; Aberdeen [printed], 1883; 8vo. Details from BL. nmb5.History - Scotland - Highlands and Islands

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nmbMackenzie, George, Earl of Cromarty.Parainesis Pacifica; or, A Perswasive to the Union of Britain. By a Person of Quality / [George Mackenzie, Earl of Cromarty].Edinburgh : Printed by Mr. Andrew Symson, 1702.22p. : sewed; small 4to.Anderson Part 2, Lot 298.George Mackenzie of Tarbat, Earl of Cromarty (1630-1714). Details from NLS - note: Has also been attributed to Andrew Symson.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbMackenzie, Sir George.A Vindication of the Government in Scotland, during the Reign of King Charles II. Against Mis-Representations made in several Scandalous Pamphlets. ... / Sir George Mackenzie.[Edinburgh] : London, Printed in the Year 1691. Reprinted at Edinburgh, by James Watson, 1712.62pp. : wrappers; small 4to.Anderson Part 1, Lot 402.Sir George 'Bluidy' Mackenzie of Rosehaugh (1636-91), Lord Advocate and prosecutor of Covenanters; founder of the Advocates' Library 1682. Title continues: 'To which is added the Method for proceeding against Criminals, as also some of the Phanatical Covenants, as they were printed and published by themselves in that Reign.' Details from NLS.History - Scotland - Covenanting

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nmbMackenzie, Sir George.Essays upon Several Moral Subjects, ... To which is prefix'd some Account of his Life and Writings. ... / Sir George Mackenzie.London : Printed for D. Brown, R. Sare, J. Churchill, J. Nicholson, B. Tooke, and J. Strahan, 1713.442pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 299.name on title.Sir George 'Bluidy' Mackenzie of Rosehaugh. Details from NLS - notes: The five essays are prefixed with separate title pages each dated 1711. With a half-title. Also wrote: Institution of the Law of Scotland, 1684; and Jus Regium, 1684. Binding: calf; cover missing.Philosophy

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nmb, rgsMahalin, Paul.Roi de la Ligue / Paul Mahalin.Paris : Calmann Levy, 1893.327pp. : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 574.Letter from Vailima to Edward. L. Burlingame, 29 Jan 1894: Wanted: ... / Le Roi de la Ligue, par Paul Mahalin. (Letters 8, 2695; p.237).Paul Mahalin, pseud. of Emile Blondet (1839-99), popular novelist Subjects (Lib. Cong.): Sainte Ligue [Holy League, formed Picardy], 1576-1593 Fiction.FHistory - France - 16th Century

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nmbMahan, Captain A. T.The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812 / Captain A. T. Mahan.Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, 1893 [c1892].2 v. maps( 1 fold.) & charts (plans); 8vo./23cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 406.Letter from [?S.S. Mariposa] to Edward L. Burlingame, [?mid Sept 1893]: ... but I should like if the indefatigable Mr Wing [Scribner's bookshop] would send off to me quam primum the three volumes on naval history of an American called I think Mahan. They - or the two last - are quite new out. (Letters 8, 2631; p.171).Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914), Rear Admiral and US Navy strategist. Details from Yale. NMB note: RLS was including Mahan's single volume study The Influence of Sea Power upon History 1660-1783 (1890). nmb7.Military - Naval Power

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nmbMalot, Hector.Sans famille / Hector Malot.103 thou.Paris : G. Charpentier et Cie., 1894.2 v. (V 2 only) : orig. back wrapper only; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 507.Hector Malot (1830-1907), romantic novelist. His most famous novel. Ouvrage couronne par l'Academie Francaise.FLiterature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmbMarbot, Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin Baron (General) de.Memoires du general Baron de Marbot / Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin, Baron (General) de Marbot.Paris : E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1891.3 v. : pl., port.; 8vo.Letter from [Vailima] to Edward L. Burlingame, [early Nov 1891]: I wish you would send me Memoirs of Baron Marbot (French); ... There is for a book box. (Letters 7, 2361; p.188). Letters from [Vailima] to Henry James: 1. 5 Dec [1892]: ... I remember receiving Marbot. 2. 17 Jun 1893: [Compared to Anatole France, q.v.] Baron Marbot was a different pair of shoes. [Mentions Vitrolles, q.v.]. But Marbot and Vitrolles are dead, and what has become of the living? It seems as if literature were coming to a stand. [includes himself] (Letters 7, 2502; p.449. 8, 2588; p.106).Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin, Baron (General) de Marbot (1782-1854). Written by 1844. Contains: V.1 Genes. Austerlitz. Eylau; V. 2 Madrid. Essling. Torres-Vedras; V. 3 Polotsk. La Benesina. Leipzig. Waterloo. Details from Bib. Nat. Letter from Henry James, 15 Apr 1892: 'I have sent you by this post the magnificent Memoires de Marbot ... The three volumes go to you in three separate registered book-post parcels and all my prayers for an escape from the queer perils of the way attend and hover about them. Some people consider this fascinating warrior a bien-condittionne Munchausen - but perish the injurious thought. Me he not only charms but convinces.' Related items: 1. Baron Nicolas de Jomini et al [mainly Jomini family members] : Le general Jomini et les memoires du baron de Marbot, Paris : L. Baudoin, 1892, 36pp. - 'refutre d'une maniere irrefragable l'enepte diatribe des memoires posthumes de M. le general baron de Marbot.' 2. A. Orr : Memoirs of General Marbot ... in Contemporary Review, Dec 1891. The basis for Arthur Conan Doyle : Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. See Longer comments. nmb8.FHistory - France - 19th Century - Napoleonic Wars

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nmbMarchmont, Earls of.A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmo, in the possession of the Right Hon. Sir George Henry Rose. Illustrative of Events from 1685-1750 / [Marchmont, Earls of]London : John Murray, 1831.3 v. : 8vo./22cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 412. Johnston.Oregon, SCA Burgess, DA483.M3 R8.From the Library of Robert Louis Stevenson, with his bookplate (Oregon).a few marginal notes (Anderson).Letters from [Vailima] to Charles Baxter: 1. [late Nov or early Dec 1893: But the second volume [of Heathercat] is to be called (I believe) Darien, and for that I want, Ifear, a good deal of truck:- / Darien Papers / Carstares Papers / Marchmont Papers / Jerviswoode Correspondence [all q.v] / I hope may do me; ... 2. [c26 Feb 1894]: [List] 2. Books arrived. Thanks. (Letters 8, 2652 & 2706; pp.188 & 251) Letter from george P. Johnston to Charles Baxter, 9 Jan 1894: 'Mr. Stevenson's order. I have been able top procure all the books as per note overleaf. " (Beinecke, 5010; McKay, 4, p.1452)Earls of Marchmont. Earldom created 1697 for Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth; dormant on death of Hugh, 3rd Earl, 1794. Edited by Rt. Hon. Sir George Henry Rose, M.P. Patrick Hume (1641-1724), Alexander Hume-Campbell (1675-1740), Hugh Hume (1708-94), Earls of Marchmont. History - Scotland - Family

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nmbMarot, Clement.Oeuvres de Clement Marot / Clement Marot.unspecified.2 v. : ?Letter from Mentone to his mother, 19 Jan 1874: The second volume of Clement Marot has come. Where and O where is the first. (Letters 1, 216; p.452).Clement Marot (1496-1544), French Renaissance poet; valet de chambre to Francois I. Probably first 2 v. of Oeuvres completes de Clement Marot, revues sur les editions originales, avec preface, notes et glossaire, par M. Pierre Jannet. Paris : A. Lemerre, 1873-76. 4 v. : 16mo.FLiterature - French - Poetry and Verse

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nmb, rdMarshal, Ebenezer, Rev.The History of the Union of Scotland and England. Stating the circumstances which brought the event forward to a conclusion, and the advantage resulting from it to the Scots / Rev. Ebenezer Marshal. Edinburgh : Printed for Peter Hill, Edinburgh; and Longman & Rees, London, 1799.259pp. : 22cm. (8vo in 4s).Buffalo, PR5499 no.29 (OCLC: 09884657).RLS's Skerryvore bookplate affixed inside front cover; ms. dedication from author to Mr. Cameron.Rev, Ebenezer Marshall (d.1813), of Cockpen, Midlothian. Thomas B. Lockwood Collection - his bookplate affixed inside portfolio. Binding: original greyish blue paper boards with paper spine. In a slipcase.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmbMarshall, Rev. N.A Sermon Preach'd at the New Chapel in Ormond-Street upon Thursday, May the first, 1707; being The Day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the Union of the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland. : ... / Rev. N. Marshall..London : Printed for Robert Clavel ..., 1707.17pp. : sewed; small 4to./20cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 409.Re. N. Marshall (d.1731). Title continues: 'And at the Parish of St. Mary Aldermanbury the Sunday following. ...' Details from NLS.History - Scotland - Union of Parliaments

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nmb, rgsMartial.Oeuvres completes de M. V. Martial: avec la traduction de MM. V. Verger; N. A. Dubois et J. Mangeart, ed. Felix Lemaistre et N. A. Dubois / Martial.New.Paris : Garnier Freres, 1864.2 v. ; yellow wrappers; 12mo.Safford lot 22.Beinecke, 2558 / Ip St48 Zz864M.marked passages; marginal notes, comprising c300 words (rhymed translations): e.g. 1. 'Thou art both sad and lucky, O beware! / If fortune knew it you might well despair.' (Book VI, lxxix.) ; 2. 'You wish to marry William Wight? / My Arabella, you are right - / He does not wish to marry thee? / My Arabella, so is he [exclmark]' (Book IX, vi.) ; 3. The rounded days and the safe years he sees / Nor fears death's waters mounting round his knees; / To his remembering not one day is sad. / Not one but what its memory makes him glad. / So good men lengthen life; and to recall / The feast is to have twice enjoyed it all.' (Book X, xxiii.). For another, see facsimile in McKay.Essay: 'Books Which Have Influenced Me, 1887: Martial is a poet of no good repute and it gives a man new thoughts to read his works dispassionately, and find in this unseemly jester's serious passages the image of a kind, wise, and self-respecting gentleman. It is customary, I suppose, in reading Martial, to leave out these pleasant verses; I never heard of them, at least, until I founf them for myself; and this partiality is one among a thousand things that help to build up our distorted and hysterical conception of the great Roman Empire. (Tus.28; p.65).Marcus Valerius Martialis (Mar 1 40-c102 A.D.), satirises Roman life in his 12 books of Epigrams. Edition: rev. avec le plus grand soin par MM. Felix Lemaistre, pour la premiere partie du tome I et pour le tome II; N. A. Dubois pour la deuxieme partie du tome I; et Precedee des Memoires de Martial, par M. Jules Janin ... Half-titles: Bibliotheque latine-francaise, 40 & 41. Bookseller's ticket (blue printed sticker) on cover of each v.: 'Visconti Salon de Lecture avec Jardin, 2 Rue du Cours, Nice. RGS notes: ' Vide the publication of 16 of RLS's translations from Martial in Janet Adam Smith, ed., Collected Poems, 2nd ed., 1972, pp.292-300, and Smith's notes, pp.522-26. A facsimile of the page containing Epigrams VI.xviii, 'In Lupum' and RLS's translation in the margin appears in the Beinecke Collection catalogue, facing p.778. In a draft preface RLS remarks that he has forgotten most of the Latin that he ever knew, and has relied on a French crib, 'of which, to those who know French cribs, it may be enough to say I never saw a worse' (facsimile, B. B. S. II, facing p.176). nmb4.L & FLiterature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmbMartial.The Epigrams ...l / Martial.New York : Harper's Library, [1879-86].12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 58.Letter from Boulogne to Charles Baxter, 4 Sept 1872: [Verses] ... / Many a tract-provided ranter / May upbraid me dark and sour, / Many a bland Utilitarian / Or excited Millenarian, / - Pereunt et imputantur / You must speak to every hour. / ... (Letters 1, 111; p.251).- Mehew note: 'Bonosque / Soles effugere atque abire sentit, / Qui nobis pereunt et imputantur.' (And he feels the good days are flitting and passing away, our days that perish and are scored to our account.) - (Epigrams, V, 20) Also used in Letter 1517 and in 'A Christmas Sermon' (1888). Letter from [Bournemouth] to W. E. Henley, early Jan 1886]: The 'Martials' have disappeared whether temporarily or forever I cannot say. (Letters 5, 1512; p.175).- Mehew note: Probably RLS's posthumously published translations from Martial's Epigrams. The manuscripts (Yale) were in a notebook (now dismembered) from the Hyeres / Bournemouth period, which was described in Anderson 1, 343.Marcus Valerius Martialis (Mar 1 40-c102 A.D., satirises Roman life in his 12 books of Epigrams. Part of a 'Bohn's Library' lot of 4 titles. Possibly American publication of The Epigrams of Martial translated into English Prose, each accompanied by one or more verse translations, etc. [With a preface by Henry. G. Bohn.] 660pp. George Bell & Sons : London, 1875. 8vo. nmb4.L - trLiterature - Classical - Latin - Poetry and Verse

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nmbMartin, Arthur Patchett.Sweet Girl Graduate: A Christmas Story and Random Rhymes / Arthur Patchett Martin.Melbourne : J. & A. McKinlay, 1876.96pp.: 8vo.Letter from [?Edinburgh] to Arthur Patchett Martin, [Jun or Jul 1877]: [Acknowledges the gift of the book] I may mention with regard to the piece of verses called 'Such is Life', that I am not the only one on this side of the Football [i.e. planet] aforesaid to think it a good and bright piece of work, and recognised a link of sympathy with the poets who 'play in hostelries at euchre.' (Letters 2, 473; p.212).Arthur Patchett Martin (1851-1902), poet, writer and journalist; helped establish Melbourne Review 1876, editing it to 1882; regular contributor to Pall Mall Gazette. Contents: story and seven poems. Title derives from Tennyson : The Princess, 1847, prologue, I.141. - 'With prudes for proctors, dowagers for deans, / And sweet girl-graduates in their golden hair.' Mehew notes: The penultimate verse of Martin's poem runs: 'The worldly wise employ their hours / In various ways for filthy lucre. - Ref.: Martin: 'An English Humorist' in The Melbourne Review, V (Apr 1880), 178-9. See Longer comments.Literature - Australian - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsMasseras, E.Essai d'empire au Mexique / E. Masseras.Paris : G. Charpentier, 1879.441pp. (title mutilated) : orig. wrappers (frayed); 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 568.E. Masseras. Subjects ( Lib. Cong.): Mexico History European intervention 1861-67.FHistory - Mexico - French Expedition

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nmb, rgsMassinger, Philip.The Plays of Philip Massinger: from the Text of William Gifford: with the addition of the Tragedy 'Believe as you List'. Ed. Col. F. Cunningham / Philip Massinger.London : A. T. Crocker, 1868.644pp. : small 8vo./20cm. (varnished)Anderson Part 1, Lot 410. West, 321.Beinecke, 2559 / Ip St48 Zz868M.RLS's visiting card mounted on front lining paper.full page notes on front fly-leaf and half page in back, in ink; marked passages in pencil - notes are short criticisms of the plots, e.g. re The Duke of Milan: 'Sforza is a very excellent piece of character delineation, and the same may be said of Marcelia. The play is marred by the unnatural spectre Francisco; but barring the weak and vapid Vth act, it is a very excellent piece, perhaps the best of Massinger's own.'Philip Massinger (1583-1640), playwright. Series: Our old dramatists. For RLS's projected late 1860's or early 1870's modern murder drama, in the style of 'A New Way to Pay Old Debts', see Swearingen p5. Literature - English - Comedy and Drama

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nmb, rgsMatthews, Brander.Ballads of Books; chosen by / Brander Matthews.New York : George J. Coombes, 1887.174pp. : front.; 21cm.Beinecke, 1994 428.presentation copy with inscription: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson, X-mas 1887. From who knows him well tho he himself unknow.'Letter from [Bournemouth] to Fred Holland Day, [?Jul or Aug 1887]: What is this book? and who is Mr Matthews? Not surely Mr Brander [emphasis] Matthews whom I have the pleasure of knowing? I cannot conceive he would use a piece of mine and never communicate with me. (Letters 5, 1858; p.435).James Brander Matthews (1852-1929), Professor of Literature, then Dramatic Literature at Columbia University 1892-1924; friend of Dobson, Gosse and Lang - all q.v. Series: Books for the Bibliophile. Contains RLS's 'Picture-book in Winter' on p130. Mehew note: Day had purchased the limited large-paper edition ... and proceeded to write to the living poets asking them to comment on the poem chosen and advise on a suitable photograph. Literature - American

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nmbMatthews, Brander.The Last Meeting. A Story / Brander Matthews.New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885.268pp. : 8vo.Letter from [Bournemouth] to W. E. Henley, [early Jan 1886]: I have received the books and beg to remark in passing that Brander Matthews is one of the damndest idiots on record. He had better stick to criticism; the reviews on his swindle of a story are a disgrace to journalism. (Letters 5, 1512; p.174).James Brander Matthews (1852-1929), Professor of Literature, then Dramatic Literature at Columbia University 1892-1924; friend of Dobson, Gosse and Lang - all q.v. (Letters 3, 855; p.237). Mehew note: The Last Meeting was favourably reviewed among 'Novels of the Week' in the Athenaeum, 26 Dec 1885. Letter from W. E. Henley to Brander Matthews, 24 Dec 1885: 'I am going to send Louis the Last Meeting. Whatever he says of it you shall hear. For myself, I've read it with interest and a certain pleasure. It is dreadfully like you talk; that's my chief objection to it. Not that I don't like your talk; you know very well that I do. But talk is talk & writing's writing, & both are best in their proper places. [Elaborates]' (Atkinson, p.145).Literature - American - Novel and Short Story

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rgsMatthews, Brander.French Dramatists of the Nineteenth Century / Brander Matthews.London : Remington & Co.; New York : Charles Scribners' Sons, 1882.290pp. : 19cm.Silverado.inscription: 'This was in the library at Vailima. I. Field [Strong] Serena 1929'James Brander Matthews (1852-1929), Professor of Literature, then Dramatic Literature at Columbia University 1892-1924; friend of Dobson, Gosse and Lang - all q.v. Literature - English - Comedy and Drama - Criticism

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nmbMaupassant, Guy de.unspecified / Guy de Maupassant.? : ? ? : ?Mahaffy: '... a fine collection of French works ... Guy de Maupassant ...'Guy de Maupassant, novelist and short story writer. nmb2&8.Literature - French - Novel and Short Story

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nmb, rgsMaurel, Jules.Le Duc de Wellington: essai sur l'histoire et sur la biographie du Duc de Wellington / Jules Maurel.New.Paris : Librairie Internationale; Bruxelles; Leipzig [etc.] : A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1866.179pp. : wrappers (broken); 12mo./19cm. (varnished)Safford lot 23.Beinecke, 2560 / Ip St48 Zz866M.RLS's bookplate and visiting cards mounted on inside upper cover and p.[1].many marked passages; two marginal notes (pp.99 & 129), one referring to a statement about Waterloo: 'how funny is this double legend about N and W [exclmark] [Ney and Wellington].'Jules Maurel (1806/7-54). nmb7FHistory - Britain - Military - Napoleonic Wars

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nmb, rgsMaury, L. F. Alfred.Forets de la Gaule et de l'ancienne de France; aperçu sur leur histoire, leur topographie et la legislation qui les a regies, suivi d'un tableau alphabetique des forets et des bois principaux de l'empire français / L. F. Alfred Maury.Paris : Librairie Philosophique de Ladrange, 1867.501pp. : orig. front wrapper only; 232cm.Beinecke, 1994 544.Louis Ferdinand Alfred Maury (1817-92), Director-General of French Archives. Unopened. Subjects: Forests and forestry of France.FScience - Forestry - France

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nmbMay, T. Erskine, Sir.The Constitutional History of England since the Accession of George the Third 1760-1860London : Longman[s Green], ?? : ?Letter from [Bournemouth] to Sidney Colvin, [Jan 1885]: I have received Erskine May, Spencer Walpole [q.v.] and Gleig [q.v. Brialmont] from the publishers. Pray tell me what yoiu can do - above all about the despatches [of the Duke of Wellington, q.v.] - by telegram. Longman has handsomely offered £10; and your silence keeps me to a stand. [RLS had asked for books re Wellington from Colvin's library,] (Letters 5, 1382; pp.70-1).Sir Thomas Erskine May. Possibly the 7th edition, 3 v. - with a new supplementary chapter - 1882. First published 1861. Details from BL. Unfinished essay for Longman's shilling series of 'English Worthies' edited by Andrew Lang. Swearingen pp.95-6.History - England - Constitutional

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nmbMayhew, Edward.Dogs, Their Management / Edward Mayhew.London : Routledge, n.d.?pp. : ill., pict. bds.; 12mo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 415.RLS's signature: 'R. L. Stevenson, 17 Heriot Row' on dedication leaf.Essay: 'The Character of Dogs' in The English Illustrated Magazine 5, Feb 1884, pp.300-3; collected in Memories and Portraits 1887 (Tus. 29). Letter from Davos to W. E. Henley, [?16 February 1882]: ... pray send us Routledge's shilling book: Edward Mayhew's 'Dogs'. by return if it can be managed. / Our dog is very ill again, ... (Letters 3, 913; p.285).Edward Mayhew. Essay: 'The Character of Dogs' in The English Illustrated Magazine 5, Feb 1884, pp.300-3; collected in Memories and Portraits 1887. Tusitala 29. Presumably a later edition of the first publication of 264pp.: 18cm in 1854 (Wellcome Lib.). Swearingen pp.81-2.Science - Medicine - Veterinary

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nmb, rgsMazas, Alexandre.Dunois / Alexandre Mazas.4th.Paris : Libriarie Jacques Lecoffre, 1875.5 v. (V 5 [Dunois; 287pp ] only) : orig. wrappers; 19cm.Beinecke, 1994 580.Alexandre Mazas (1791-1856), army officer. Series: Collection Lecoffre Mazas, Alexandre ... Vies des grands capitaines francais du moyen age: 7. [re: Louis II, Comte de Clermont, 3e Duc de Bourbon (1337-1410), and Jean II, Le Meingre de Boucicaut (1365-1421)]. 'Notice sur Jean de Beaumanoir et sur le combat des Trente': pp.[243]-287. Subjects: Dunois, Jean, c1403-68. France History Charles VII, 1442-61. FHistory - France - 15th Century

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nmbMcCarthy, Justin H.Violets / Justin H. McCarthy.London : C. Kegan Paul, 1881.28 leaves : covers missing; 12mo./17cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 398.presentation copy with inscription: 'Sidney Colvin, with Justin H. McCarthy's regards.'Justin Huntly McCarthy (1860-1936), writer and dramatist; 'If I were King' - made into musical 'The Vagabond King.' Details from UIC and ASU.Literature - English - Poetry and Verse

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nmbMcCrie, Thomas.The Life of Andrew Melville / Thomas McCrie.Edinburgh : W. Blackwood ; London : J. Murray, 1819.2 v. : facsim.; 8vo./22cm.Anderson Part 1, Lot 400.presentation copy with inscription: 'Reverend Lewis Balfour from his Affectionate Mother, April 1821.' in both vols.; RLS's bookplate.Thomas McCrie (1772-1835), Anti-Burgher minister 1796, who joined 'Auld Lichts' 1806; ed. 'Christian Magazine' Andrew Melville (1545-1622), reformer. Details from NLS. Binding: calf.History - Scotland - Reformation

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nmbMcCrie, Thomas.The Life of John Knox: containing Illustrations of the History of the Reformation in Scotland; with Biographical Notices of the Principal Reformers and Sketches of the Progress of Literature in Scotland, during a great part of the Sixteenth Century / Thomas McCrie.4th.Edinburgh : Printed for W. Blackwood; sold also by M. Ogle, Glasgow, 1818.2 v. : ports.; 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 295.presentation copy to the Rev. Lewis Balfour, from his mother with her inscription dated April, 1821.Letter from London [enroute to Mentone] to his mother, [30 Oct 1873]: I want the following objects of virtu. [Lists] ... 3. Knox's Works V vols. 4. McCrie's Life of Same II vols. (Letters 1, 159; p.353). Letter from Monte Carlo to his parents, 22 Dec [1873]: I am nearly done with McCrie's Knox. 'Acushla', as Colvin calls him, is really an awful ass; I have laughed over him sometimes till I was sore. Only, he certainly had read a lot. (Letters 1, 195; p.419). Letter from [Swanston to Sidney Colvin, early May 1874]: I am quite determined once more to write the article 'John Knox and Women'; as there will not be any comfortable position for much of the stuff in the life [McCrie]. (Letters 2, 270; p.5). Thomas McCrie (1772-1835), Anti-Burgher minister 1796, who joined 'Auld Lichts' 1806; ed.'Christian Magazine'.
John Knox (c1510-72), Prebyterian reformer.
Title continues: 'To which is subjoined, an appendix, consisting of letters and other papers, hitherto unpublished. Details from Lib. Cong. Binding: old calf.

RLS's Preface, Familiar Studies of Men and Books, 1882 (Tus.27): 'Knox ... lies dead and buried in the works of the learned and unreadable McCrie.' Essay 'John Knox and his Relations to Women' in same.

Swearingen: p.16. Selections from his Note Book: Sadler p.535. M'Crie I. 288. - listed under 'John Knox and Women' (Tus.29, p.194).- The State Papers and Letters of Sir Ralph Sadler [(1507-87) Henry VIII's ambassador to Scotland] ed. Arthur Clifford; 2 v., 1809. (NLS). nmb4.
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rgsMcGlashan, C. F.History of the Donner Party ? C. F. McGlashan.3rd.San Francisco : A. L. Bancroft & Company, Printers, 1880.261pp. : ills. (front., ports).; 23cm.Silverado, 1969.072.004.RLS's Skerryvore visiting card inside front cover as bookplate.Passages marked throughout by pencil lines in the margins. On the flyleaves at the end are two pages of index notes by page number followed by short summaries, approximately 60 such notes altogether.Charles Fayette McGlashan (1847-1931). Details from UC Santa Cruz. First published Truckee, Cal. : Crowley and McGlashan, 1879; 193pp. Subject: travails of a party of overlanders to the Pacific coast snowbound and starving in the Serra Nevada in 1846-7, some of whom resorted to cannibalism.History - America - West - California

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nmbMcLaren, J. Wilson.Tibbie and Tam, or the Upcomes, Dooncomes, and Ongauns o' Twa Cannie Scots / J. Wilson McLaren.Limited.Edinburgh : J. T. Baillie, 1894.?pp. : sq. 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 405.presentation copy with inscription: 'To Robert Louis Stevenson from the Author, Auld Reekie, June 14 '94.'John Wilson McLaren (b.c1860), compositor and Edinburgh councillor. 150 copies only. Details from BL. Binding: half vellum; gilt top. RLS met McLaren in 1881, acc. to J. A. Steuart : Robert Louis Stevenson. Man and Writer [1924]; pp.333-5.ScLiterature - Scots - Novel and Short Story

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rgs, nmbMcLaren, J. Wilson.Rhymes frae the Chimla-lug / J. Wilson McLaren.Edinburgh : Printed for the author, 1881.100pp. : 8vo/17cm.Edinburgh?John Wilson McLaren (b.c1860), compositor and Edinburgh councillor. Details from NLS. William Fowler Collection formerly at Trinity Academy, Edinburgh. RLS met McLaren in 1881, acc. to J. A. Steuart : Robert Louis Stevenson. Man and Writer [1924]; pp.333-5.ScLiterature - Scots - Poetry and Prose

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nmbMcLaren, J. Wilson.Scots Poems and Ballants / J. Wilson McLaren.Limited.Edinburgh : The Author, 1892.114pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 1, Lot 486.presentation copy with inscription: 'Robert Louis Stevenson from the Author.'Letter from Vailima to J. Wilson McLaren, 17 Apr [1894]: I have to acknowledge, which I do with particular gratitude, your Scots Poems and Ballants, which is not more interesting as a curiosity of industry as a contribution to the Scottish muse. (Letters 8, 2720; p.264).John Wilson McLaren (b.c1860), compositor and Edinburgh councillor. 150 copies only. Details from BL. McLaren gives his reminiscences of RLS in Edinburgh Memories and Some Worthies (1926). Binding: half parchment; gilt top.ScLiterature - Scots - Poetry and Prose

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nmb, rgsMcLaurin, John, Rev.An Essay on the Prohecies relating to the Messiah. ... / Rev. John McLaurin.Edinburgh : Printed for W. Gray. Sold at London, by J. Buckland, and E. & C. Dilly, 1773.521pp. : 8vo.Anderson Part 2, Lot 301.Monterey.signature of Thomas Stevenson on title; note and figures at the end.Rev. John Maclaurin (1693-1754). Title continues: 'To which are subjoined, An Inquiry into Happiness, and three sermons. By the late Reverend Mr. John Maclaurin. ...' Details from NLS. Binding: cloth; loose.Religion - Christianity - Early Church

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rgs, nmbMelville, Herman.Omoo: a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas: A Sequel to Typee, or The Marquesas Islanders / Herman Melville.New.London : John Murray, 1861.321pp. : front.(map - bd. facing p.1 in this copy); 18cm.Harvard, Houghton, *EC85 St487 Zz861m.at top of title page in an unknown hand: 'Yacht "Casco" / Stevenson'; ms. note on fly-leaf: 'The book that took Louis Stevenson to the South Seas - given to him in San Francisco by Charles Warren Stoddard. Isobel Field. Serena 1929.'notes.Letter from Yacht Casco, at sea, near the Paumotus, to Charles Baxter, 6 Sept 1888: I shall have a fine book of travels, I feel sure; and will tell you more of the South Seas after a very few months than any other writer has done - except Herman Melville perhaps, who is a howling cheese. (Lettrs 6, 2107; p.207). Letter from Vailima to Graham Balfour, 24 Apr 1892: South Sea Bubbles [Herbert and Kingsley (1872) q.v.] is poor; get Stoddard's book [South Sea Idylls (1873), q.v.] and Melville's Omoo and Typee.; they are all really good. (Letters 7, 2404; p.271). The Wrecker, 1892: 'It was in such talks [with another 'artist' in San Francisco] ... that I first heard the names - first fell under the spell - of the islands; and it was from one of the first of them that I returned (a happy man) with "Omoo" under one arm, and my friend's own adventures under the other.' (Tus. 12, p.119). See C. W. Stoddard. Herman Melville (1819-91), novelist. First published London : J. Murray, 1847. Murray's Colonial and Home Library. Photostat possibly from the San Francisco bookseller John Howell (Stevenson-Osbourne Family Papers, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. RGS note: the same dates and edition of Omoo and Typee suggest that they may have both been purchased/given for the Casco voyage. Binding: orig. purple cloth?Travel, Exploration and Description - Oceania - Polynesia

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nmb, rgsMelville, Herman.Typee; or a Narrative of a Four Months' Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands; or, A Peep at Polynesian Life / Herman Melville.New.London : J. Murray, 1861.301pp. : map; 19cm.Beinecke, 7918.notes; marked passagesLetter from Yacht Casco, at sea, near the Paumotus, to Charles Baxter, 6 Sept 1888: I shall have a fine book of travels, I feel sure; and will tell you more of the South Seas after a very few months than any other writer has done - except Herman Melville perhaps, who is a howling cheese. (Letters 6, 2107; p.207). Letter between Apia and Sydney to Edward L. Burlingame, [Feb 1890]: Our admirable friend Herman Melville, of whom, since i could judge I have thought more than ever, had no ear for languages whatever; his Hapar tribe, should be Hapaa, etc. (Letters 7, 2206; p.367).Herman Melville (1819-91), novelist. RGS notes: Most of the title and dedication pp. are torn away. The half-title is misplaced: it follows p.[286]. Pp.[287]-301: The Story of Toby, a Sequel to Typee. The fragment of the title-page and the arrangement and pagination of the book seem to indicate that the above complete title was used for this copy. Binding: cloth badly damaged. Typee takes place in the Taipivai valley of easten Nuka-Hiva, the largest of the Marquesas. RGS note: the same dates and edition of Typee and Omoo suggest that they may have both been purchased/given for the Casco voyage. nmb4.Travel, Exploration and Description - Oceania - Polynesia

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nmb, rgsMercuriale, Girolamo.Hieronymi Mercvrialis Foroliviensis De arte gymnastica libri sex in quibus exercitationum omnium vetustarum genera, loca, modi, facultates, & quidquid denique ad corporis humani exercitationes pertinet diligenter expicatur, Secunda editione aucti, & multis figuris ornati. Editio novissima, aucta, emendata, & figuris authenticis Christophori Coriolani exornata / Heronymus Mercurialis.Amstelodami : Sumptibus Andreae Frisii, 1672.387pp. : engr. title & pls. (pt.fold.); woodcuts; 4to./24cm.Anderson Part 2, Lot 417. Hellman. Peabody Lot 6.