London, South Kensington
24 March 2004
[SCARGILL, William Pitt]. Tales of a Briefless Barrister, London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1829. 3 volumes, 8° (188 x 115mm). Contemporary olive green half calf, spines gilt with red morocco lettering-pieces. FIRST EDITION. Block p.207.
[HOOK, James]. Pen Owen, Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1822. 3 volumes, 8° (187 x 110mm). Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt with red and green morocco lettering-pieces (joints tender). Provenance: Sir Robert Johnson Eden, Bart. (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Block p.113.
With 14 other novels in 42 volumes including Horace Smith's Jane Lomax; or, a Mother's Crime (London, 1838, 3 vols., FIRST EDITION) and James Hatfield and the Beauty of Buttermere (London, 1841, 3 vols., FIRST EDITION, plates by Robert Cruikshank), bound in near-uniform calf gilt. (48)
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