roman à clef involving the leading intellectual leaders of the period in a satiric symposium. Arnold, Jowett, Tyndall, Huxley, Clifford, Pater, and Ruskin are the disguised characters. Ruskin appears as Mr. Herbert, Pater as Mr. Rose the Pre-Raphaelite [, and 'Violet Fane' as Mrs. Sinclair]." A very good copy of a rare two-decker. (2)" /> [MALLOCK, WILLIAM HURRELL]. The New Republic; or, Culture, Faith, and Philosophy in an English Country House. London: Chatto and Windus 1877. <I>2 vols., 8vo, original tan cloth, blocked in black, gilt, and blind, spines gilt-lettered, uncut, a trifle soiled, cloth slipcase.</I> FIRST EDITION of the author's first novel, written while an undergraduate, 36-page publisher's catalogue dated October 1876 at end of vol. 1, titles and dedication page (the work is dedicated to "Violet Fane") printed in red and black. Sadleir 1527 (his copy in slate cloth); Wolff 4415 (third edition); Fredeman 81.2: "A thinly-veiled <I>roman à clef</I> involving the leading intellectual leaders of the period in a satiric symposium. Arnold, Jowett, Tyndall, Huxley, Clifford, Pater, and Ruskin are the disguised characters. Ruskin appears as Mr. Herbert, Pater as Mr. Rose the Pre-Raphaelite [, and 'Violet Fane' as Mrs. Sinclair]." A very good copy of a rare two-decker. (2) | Christie's