READE, Charles (1814-1884). A Woman-Hater, Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1877. 3 volumes, 8° (189 x 120mm). Original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt (spine ends a little rubbed and bumped, edges lightly rubbed), slipcase (paint splashes on underside). Provenance: Nigel Ronald (bookplates). FIRST EDITION.
CARLYLE, Thomas (1795-1881). On Heroes, Hero-Worship, & the Heroic in History, London: James Fraser, 1841. 8° (189 x 110mm). Advertisement leaf at rear. (Owner's signature on endpaper). Original cloth, spine lettered in gilt (foot of spine a little chipped, lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION.
With various other works in 22 volumes, including Charles Reade & Dion Boucicault's Foul Play published in vol. V of Every Saturday (Boston, 1868, with 2 letters from Charles Reade to the publishers bound-in discussing proofs etc, and 2 other letters discussing the illustrations); Lord Byron's Don Juan (London, 1823, cantos IX-XI only), Thomas Carlyle's Chartism (London, 1840), The Illuminated Magazine (London, May 1843-April 1844, 12 vols. only, original wrappers), Thomas Macaulay's The History of England (London, 1854-55, 4 vols.) and J. M. Barrie's A Tillyloss Scandal (New York, ). (26)