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1831: 1     ANON.
ALLAN M‘DOUGAL, OR, SCENES IN THE PENINSULA. A TALE. BY A MILITARY OFFICER. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co., 1831.
I ii, 270p; II 270p; III 284p. 12mo. 18s (ECB, Star).
Star (8 Mar 1831); ECB 13 (Jan 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47045-5; NSTC 2M3311 (BI BL, O; NA DLC); xOCLC.
Notes. Dedication, pp. [i]–ii, to ‘B. R. Esq. Late Grenadier Guards’, dated ‘Guilford, January 6, 1831’. This describes the author’s motivation for writing: ‘We little supposed […] that I, of all persons, should write a book, but the loss of a leg is a great inducement to sedentary amusements; […] I think myself more comfortable in my dressing-gown and slippers, with my book and pen at hand, or sitting with my lighted Meerschaum, meditating on the transitory nature of all sublunary joys. The scenes of the Peninsula, in which we had our share, rise to my recollection […] lately I have beguiled my time in putting some of them together in the shape of a story’ (pp. [i]–ii). List of ‘New Publications’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 1. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Darling, Leadenhall Street.

1831: 2     ANON.
THE CABAL. A TALE OF THE REIGN OF WILLIAM THE FOURTH. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: James Cochrane and Co., 11, Waterloo-Place, 1831.
I viii, 222p; II 221p. 12mo. 14s (ECB); 14s boards (ER).
Star (11 Nov 1831), ‘in the course of this Month’; ER 54: 560 (Dec 1831); ECB 91 (Dec 1831).
NjP 3600.001.231; NSTC 2C800 (NA MH); OCLC 41647180 (2 libs).
Notes. Note in vol. 1, verso of t.p., states: ‘In consequence of certain peerages, since this work was written, an awkward coincidence of names occurs, in one or two instances, which it is hardly necessary to say is entirely accidental.’ Preface, pp. v–viii, addressed to the ‘Kind Reader’, opens: ‘There is one great truth which many parts of this book were intended to illustrate—viz. the monopoly of political power is a curse, and not a blessing, to those by whom it is retained’. It also includes quotation from Westminster Review (Jan 1824), and closes with mention of work in educating people of Henry Brougham. Adv. lists (vol. 1, 4 pp. unn.; vol. 2, 1 p. unn.) at end of each vol. for books published by Cochrane and Co. Colophons of Thomas Davison, Whitefriars in each vol., with similar printer’s mark on vol. 2 (half-title missing in vol. 1).

1831: 3     ANON.
*GLEN-MOUBRAY. A TALE.
London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1831.
3 vols. 8vo. 28s boards (ECB, ER, LG).
LG 769: 670 (15 Oct 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 233 (Oct 1831).
No copy located.
Notes. Details above taken from ECB, ER, and LG.

1831: 4     ANON.
HEARTLESSNESS, AND OTHER TALES.
London: M. A. Nattali, 24, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden; Day, Melton; and Combe, Leicester, 1831.
295p. 12mo.
BL 1509/4197; NSTC 2H15225; OCLC 2183048 (1 lib).
Notes. ‘Subscribers’ Names’ (6 pp. unn.) at beginning of vol., listing 140 subscribers. The vol. contains: ‘Heartlessness’, pp. [3]–140; ‘Woodville Manor House’, pp. [143]–195; ‘The Bandit of the Appenines’, pp. [199]–258; ‘The Bride of the Alhambra’, pp. [261]–295. Colophon of ‘Day, Printer, Melton Mowbray’. Collates in sixes.

1831: 5     ANON.
THE NAVY “AT HOME.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: William Marsh, 145, Oxford Street, 1831.
I xiii, 277p; II 320p; III 364p. 12mo. 21s (ECB, ER); 21s boards (LG).
LG 735: 125 (19 Feb 1831); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 408 (Feb 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48187-2; NSTC 2ENG6212 (BI BL, E, O); OCLC 35571877 (3 libs).
Notes. Dedication (1 p. unn.) to ‘His Most Gracious Majesty, William the Fourth’, signed ‘the Author’ and dated ‘Jan. 1831’. ‘Advertisement’ (1 p. unn.), also signed ‘The Author’, and dated ‘Baker Street, Portman Square, November, 1830’. Main text in vol. 1 preceded by short narrative of ‘The Shipwreck of Lieutenant Hawser and his Messmates […]. A Prefatory Metaphorical Fragment, to throw a Light on the Obscurity of this Work’ (pp. [i]–xiii). List of ‘Errata’ (1 p. unn.) follows this narrative, facing start of novel proper. Printer’s marks and colophons of W. Glindon, 51, Rupert Street, Haymarket.
Further edn: 1832 (NSTC).

1831: 6     ANON.
PAST AND PRESENT TIMES. BY A LADY.
London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand, and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1831.
189p. 16mo. 5s 6d (ECB); 5s 6d boards (LG).
LG 757: 478 (23 July 1831); ECB 436 (July 1831).
O 31.211; NSTC 2L1322 (BI BL, C); xOCLC.
Notes. Preface (1 p. unn.) dated ‘July, 1831’. This presents the work as ‘a first effort’, and states that ‘[t]he Author has adopted the form of tales as best adapted for gratification, especially to the youthful mind’. List of contents (1 p. unn.). Seven tales are included: ‘A Legend of Canterbury’, pp. [1]–55; ‘The Cavern of Caversham’, pp. 56–84; ‘Christina of Woffenbuttel’, pp. [85]–104; ‘The Smuggler’, pp. [105]–144; ‘The Novice of Santa Caterina’, pp. [145]–162; ‘Margaret Neville’, pp. [163]–175; ‘The Italian Bandit’, pp. [177]–189. Simple narrative technique throughout, but not obtrusively targeted at a youthful audience, apart from mention of the ‘youthful mind’ in Preface. Printer’s mark and colophon of A. and R. Spottiswoode, New Street Square.

1831: 7     ANON.
THE SAILOR’S BRIDE: A TALE OF HOME. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR,” &C. &C.
London: Charles Tilt, 86, Fleet Street, 1831.
iv, 114p, ill. 12mo. 3s 6d (ECB); 3s 6d boards (LG).
LG 739: 189 (19 Mar 1831); ECB 511 (Mar 1831).
BL N.854; NSTC 2S1396; xOCLC.
Notes. The Months of the Year, or, Conversations on the Calendar (1824), which might be referred to in the above t.p., has been variously attributed to Benjamin Bensley (OCLC 40224634) or ‘I. R.’ (NSTC 2R186). Frontispiece with scene from the narrative facing t.p., with adv. on verso of t.p.. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, dated ‘London, February 1831’. Adv. list (10 pp. unn.) at end of vol. for books published by Charles Tilt. Colophon of Joseph Rickerby, Sherbourn Lane.

1831: 8     ANON.
SOCIETY; OR, THE SPRING IN TOWN. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1831.
I 322p; II 310p; III 294p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB, ER); 31s 6d boards (LG).
LG 739: 189 (19 Mar 1831); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 548 (Mar 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48717-X; NSTC 2S30081 (BI BL, O); OCLC 35573169 (3 libs).
Notes. Adv. facing t.p. in each vol. Printer’s marks and colophons of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand.

1831: 9     ANON.
TORINI; A TALE OF ITALY.
London: P. Rolandi, 20, Berners Street, 1831.
112p. 18mo. 5s (ECB).
ECB 594 (Nov 1831).
BL N.1485; NSTC 2T14603 (BI C); xOCLC.
Notes. Dedication (1 p. unn.), dated ‘London, August 1st 1831’, reads: ‘To Mrs. Langford Brooke, of Mere Hall, Cheshire, this tale is inscribed by one who admires her tales and values her friendship.’ Adv. (1 p. unn.) for ‘Sigismund. A Tale’ precedes main text. Printer’s mark and colophon of G. Schulze, 13, Poland Street.

1831: 10     ANON.
THE TURF. A SATIRICAL NOVEL. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 239p; II 227p. 16mo. 15s (BP, ECB, ER); 15s boards (LG).
BP (19 Jan 1831); LG 728: 12 (1 Jan 1831); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 602 (Jan 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48842-7; NSTC 2T19920 (BI BL, C, E); OCLC 1408098 (3 libs).
Notes. BP notes: ‘The Author of this work was a son of Sir Robert Twisden. Some additions were made by Mr. [?Charles] Ollier.’ Adv. list (4 pp. unn.), featuring first ‘The National Library’ ser., followed ‘New Works just Published’, at end of vol. 2. Both vols. have printer’s marks of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand, with similar colophon in vol. 2, with colophon reading in vol. 1 ‘London: J. B. Nichols and Son, 25, Parliament Street’.

1831: 11     [ANWYL, Edward Trevor [pseud.?]].
TALES OF WELSHLAND AND WELSHERIE. BY THE AUTHOR OF REGINALD TREVOR, YOUTH OF EDWARD ELLIS, &C. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co, 1831.
I 261p; II 224p. 12mo. 10s (ECB, Star).
Star (26 Apr 1831); ECB 576 (June 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48939-3; NSTC 2A13966 (BI BL, O; NA MH); xOCLC.
Notes. There is the possibility that Anwyl is a pseudonym, and that the true author of this series of books was Thomas Richards, surgeon: see ‘The English Novel, 1800–1829: Update 2 (June 2001–May 2002)’, in Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text [ISSN 1471-5988]; Online: Internet <http://www.cf.ac.uk/encap/corvey/articles/engnov2.html>. Vol. 1 comprises: ‘The Curate and his Lodger’, pp. [1]–90; ‘The Death of the Broken-Hearted’, pp. [91]–134; ‘The Forayer of Flintshire’, pp. [135]–194; ‘Alice Denby’, pp. [195]–261. Vol. 2 contains: ‘The Cousins, or the Betrothing’, pp. [1]–57, and ‘The Mountaineers’, pp. [59]–224. Lists of ‘New Publications’ at end of vol. 1 (3 pp. unn.) and 2 (6 pp. unn.). Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Darling, Leadenhall Street.

1831: 12     BABINGTON, B[enjamin] G[uy] (trans.).
THE VEDÀLA CADAI, BEING THE TAMUL VERSION OF A COLLECTION OF ANCIENT TALES IN THE SANSCRIT LANGUAGE; POPULARLY KNOWN THROUGHOUT INDIA, AND ENTITLED THE VETÀLA PANCHAVINSATI. TRANSLATED BY B. G. BABINGTON, M.D., F.R.S., M.R.A.S., M. MADRAS LIT. SOC. &C.
[London: Oriental Translation Fund, 1831].
xv, 90p. 8vo.
O Ary.3.374; NSTC 2B1159 (BI BL, C, E; NA MH); OCLC 6368158 (2 libs).
Notes. Probably derived from the Vetala Panchavimsati, a collection of 25 fables/stories in Sanskrit, generally believed to be of 11th- to 13th-century provenance. Preface, pp. [iii]–xv, begins: ‘It is several years since I translated from the Tamul the following tales, called the Vedàla Cadai (Vetàla Cat’hà, Sans.) partly for amusement and partly for the sake of keeping up a knowledge of the language in which they were written. I subsequently presented my version to the Royal Asiatic Society, under a belief that it might prove useful to any one engaged in the study of the Tamul language, and it has lately attracted the attention of the Oriental Translation Committee, who have been pleased to give directions for its publication’ (p. 3). Main text divided into 24 ‘stories’. No publisher imprint on t.p., and no printer information found.

1831: 13     [BANIM, John ?and Michael].
THE SMUGGLER; A TALE. BY THE AUTHOR [sic] OF “TALES BY THE O’HARA FAMILY,” “THE DENOUNCED,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I iv, 302p; II 299p; III 326p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (24 Sept 1831); LG 766: 621 (24 Sept 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 547 (1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47933-9; NSTC 2B6676 (BI BL, E; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 12102173 (17 libs).
Notes. Sometimes attributed to John Banim alone (including in BP). ‘Advertisement’, pp. [iii]–iv, notes that ‘The chief scenes of “The Smuggler” are laid in a district of England lately remarkable for peculiar disturbances […] these portions of the work were in the Publishers’ hands a year ago—that is, prior to the occurrences in question’ (p. [iii]). Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. BP notes: ‘Although the author’s name is not given on the book itself, it was announced the previous month in an advertisement in Standard Novel No. 28 [in May 1833], also in other advertisements’.
Further edns: 1833 (NSTC, OCLC; BP: 29 June 1833, 6s boards); 1837 (OCLC); London and Edinburgh 1849 (NSTC, OCLC); 1856 (NSTC); New York 1832 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 14     BAYLEY, F[rederick] W[illiam] N[aylor].
TALES OF THE LATE REVOLUTIONS. WITH A FEW OTHERS. BY F. W. N. BAYLEY, AUTHOR OF “FOUR YEARS IN THE WEST INDIES.” &C. &C.
London: W. H. Dalton, 28, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, 1831.
viii, 359p, ill. 16mo. 8s (ECB); 8s cloth (ER, LG).
LG 761: 542 (20 Aug 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 45 (Aug 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-51001-5; NSTC 2B12494 (BI BL, C); OCLC 25405471 (1 lib).
Notes. Dedication (1 p. unn.) to ‘W. Jerdan, Esq.’, signed ‘F. W. N. Bayley’. ‘Letter Extraordinary to Preface the Book’, pp. [v]–vi, addressed to ‘My Dear Public’, and also signed ‘F. W. N. Bayley’, dated ‘London, July, 1831’. In this, the author refers to the indulgence received by ‘My “West Indies”, my “Love’s Offering”, my “Cadeau”, and a hundred other nameless trifles in the shape of songs, and contributions to the Annuals and Magazines’ (p. vi). List of contents occupies pp. [vii]–viii. The collection comprises: ‘Potoski and Luwarrow; or, the Inmates of Rodzvil. A Tale of the First Steps of the Polish Revolution’, pp. [1]–70; ‘A Sketch on the Vistula’ (poetry), pp. [71]–83; ‘The Maniac of Brussels. A Tale of the Belgian Revolution’, pp. [85]–134; ‘Civil Death; the Doom of Polignac. A Tale of the Court of France’ (poetry), pp. [135]–155; ‘Edith. A Tale of the French Revolution of 1830’, pp. [157]–183; ‘The Execution of Minotti’ (poetry), pp. [185]–190; ‘The Incendiary. A Tale of the Days of Swing’, pp. [191]–233; ‘William the Fourth’ and ‘Adelaide’ (poetry), pp. [235]–242; ‘Old Pobo the Negro. A Tale of Slave Emancipation’, pp. [243]–290; ‘The Widow’s Narrative. A Tale’ (poetry), pp. [291]–320; ‘Land and Sea Incidents. A Tale of Two Chapters. Containing Smuggling and a Love Suit. Explosion and a Marriage’, pp. [321]–359. Printer’s mark and colophon of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand.

BOWLES, Caroline Anne [afterwards SOUTHEY], PROBATION AND OTHER TALES
See SMYTH, Amelia Gillespie

1831: 15     BROWNLOW, John.
HANS SLOANE. A TALE. ILLUSTRATING THE HISTORY OF THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL. BY JOHN BROWNLOW.
London: F. Warr, 63, High Holborn, 1831.
147p. 16mo. 3s (ECB).
ECB 80 (Feb 1832).
BL N.853; NSTC 2B54096 (BI C); OCLC 20921925 (5 libs).
Notes. Dedication to ‘the Governors and Guardians of the Foundling Hospital’. Printer’s mark and colophon of F. Warr, Printer, Red Lion Passage, Holborn.

1831: 16     BULGÁRIN, [Faddej Venediktovič]; [ROSS, George (trans.)].
IVAN VEJEEGHEN; OR, LIFE IN RUSSIA. BY THADDEUS BULGÁRIN. TWO VOLS.
London. Whittaker, Treacher, and Co. Edinburgh: H. Constable, 1831.
I xi, 296p; II vii, 292p. 12mo. 8s (ECB); 8s boards (LG).
LG 753: 413 (25 June 1831); ECB 83 (June 1831).
BL 837.e.36; NSTC 2B56868 (BI C, O; NA MH); OCLC 19911735 (14 libs).
Notes. Trans. of Ivan Vyžigin, nravstvenno-satiri.ceskij roman. 4 vols. (St. Petersburg, 1829). ‘Advertisement’, pp. [v]–vii, at start of vol. 1, dated ‘Aberdeen, 1st June, 1831’. This notes: ‘Probably no other work which was ever published in Russia, acquired such a sudden popularity as the Novel a translation of which is now submitted to the British public. The first edition, which came out in 1829, was sold off within three weeks after it issued from the press; it has been translated into the French and German languages’ (p. [v]). Lists of contents occupy vol. 1, pp. [ix]–xi and vol. 2, pp. [v]–vii. Printer’s mark reads: ‘Aberdeen: D. Chalmers & Co. Printers, 24, Adelphi Court’, with similar colophon.
Further edn: Philadelphia 1832 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 17     [CARNE, John].
THE EXILES OF PALESTINE[.] A TALE OF THE HOLY LAND. BY THE AUTHOR OF “LETTERS FROM THE EAST,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1831.
I vi, 300p; II 342p; III 310p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB, ER); 31s 6d boards (LG).
LG 725: 805 (11 Dec 1830); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 98 (Dec 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47618-6; NSTC 2C8045 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 13326412 (5 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [i]–vi, concerning the setting of the tale, near Mount Carmel. List of ‘New and Interesting Works, Published by Saunders and Otley, British and Foreign Public Library; Conduit-Street, Hanover-Square’ (6 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks read: ‘R. G. Gunnell (Printer in Ordinary to His Majesty) and W. Shearman, 13, Salisbury Square’, with similar colophons. ER and LG list as ‘Carne’s Exiles of Palestine’.

1831: 18     [COATES, Mr H.].
LUCIUS CAREY; OR THE MYSTERIOUS FEMALE OF MORA’S DELL. AN HISTORICAL TALE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE WEIRD WOMAN.[”] IN FOUR VOLUMES.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co., 1831.
I vi, 272p; II 256p; III 248p; IV 231p. 12mo. 22s (ECB, Star).
Star (8 Mar 1831); ECB 122 (Mar 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48121-X; NSTC 2C27421 (BI BL, C, E, O); xOCLC.
Notes. End quotation-marks after WOMAN in the t.p. missing in vol. 1 only. Dedication to ‘Daniel O’Connel, Esq. M.P.’, pp. [i]–iv, signed ‘The Author’. This notes: ‘Though pledged [sic] in my last work to publish a second series of the Wraagh, from the manuscripts discovered in those amazing recesses, the events now passing in the neighbouring states of Europe forbid my so doing. Political excitement is already at a dangerous height, and my Second Series of the “Weird Woman” would too little add to regal dignity, to warrant the redemption of my pledge’ (p. iv). Preface ‘To the Reader’ occupies pp. [v]–vi. T.ps. of vols. 2–4 read: ‘[…] By the Author of “The Weird Woman.” ’. Lists of ‘New Publications’ at end of vols. 2 (4 pp.unn.) and 4 (1 p. unn.). Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Darling, Leadenhall Street.

1831: 19     [COOPER, James Fenimore].
THE BRAVO. A VENETIAN STORY. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE PILOT,” “THE BORDERERS,” “THE WATER WITCH,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I iv, 292p; II 309p; III 286p. 12mo. 31s 6d (BP, ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
BP (15 Oct 1831); LG 769: 670 (15 Oct 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 134 (Oct 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47329-2; NSTC 2C36790 (BI BL, C, Dt, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 1165592 (44 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [i]–iv, concerning the political institutions of Europe, and in particular Venetian republicanism. Adv. lists (2 pp. each) at end of vol. 2 for ‘New and Popular Works of Fiction just Published by Messrs. Colburn and Bentley’, and end of vol. 3 for ‘New Works of Fiction, Preparing for Publication by Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Henry Baylis, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street. BP notes: ‘That the story excited some attention in Italy is proved by the publication in 1846 of a work (by Alivse Semenzi) entitled, “Oservazioni … intorno al romanzo … Il Bravo.” ’
Further edns: 1834 (NSTC, OCLC; BP: 31 Mar 1834, 6s boards); 1851 (NSTC, OCLC); 1854 (NSTC, OCLC); 1864 (OCLC); 1867 (OCLC); 1868 (OCLC); Philadelphia 1831 (Blanck, NSTC, OCLC); French trans., 1831; Italian trans., 1832; German trans., 1832; Swedish trans., 1833; Spanish trans., 1854.

1831: 20     [CORBETT, Marion and Margaret].
THE SISTERS’ BUDGET; A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL TALES IN PROSE AND VERSE. BY THE AUTHORS OF “THE ODD VOLUME,” &C. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MRS. HEMANS, MISS MITFORD, MISS JEWSBURY, MRS. HODSON, MRS. KENNEDY, MR. MACFARLANE, MR. KENNEDY, MR. H. G. BELL, MR. MALCOLM, ETC. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Whittaker, Treacher, & Co. Ave-Maria-Lane, 1831.
I vii, iv, 360p; II 359p. 8vo. 21s (ECB); 21s boards (ER); 21s 6d boards (LG).
LG 770: 686 (22 Oct 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 540 (Oct 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-54798-9; NSTC 2C37698 (BI BL, C, Dt, O; NA MH); OCLC 21283254 (5 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [v]–vii, dated ‘London, April 1831’, states: ‘In the multitude of competitors at present pressing on through the literary arena, we fear that little respect is paid to the old rule of place aux dames, but we do not believe that the age of chivalry is yet so entirely gone as not to secure at least an indulgent hearing for “The Sister’s Budget” ’ (p. vii). Notice (1 p. unn.) follows: ‘In consequence of Miss Jewsbury’s and other contributors arriving too late for insertion, the Authors of “The Sisters’ Budget” have thus been prevented from availing themselves of the valuable assistance of many friends who kindly lent their aid to embellish their pages.’ Lists of contents (with attributions) precede main text in vol. 1 (pp. [iii]–iv) and vol. 2 (1 p. unn.). Vol. 1 contains: ‘Barba Yorghi, (or, Uncle George,) the Greek Pilot. By Charles Mac Farlane’, pp. [1]–47; ‘Muirside Maggie: A Legend of Lammermuir. By One of the Authors of the “Odd Volume.” ’, pp. [49]–80; ‘The Handkerchief: A Tale from the Danish. By One of the Authors of the “Odd Volume.” ’, pp. [81]–145; ‘The Flight of Birds past a House of Sorrow. By Mrs. Hemans’ (poetry), pp. [147]–148; ‘Andrea del Sarto. Translated from the German, by One of the Authors of “The Odd Volume,”—“Tales and Legends,” &c.’ (signed ‘G. M.’), pp. [149]–175; ‘The Fruit of Knowledge. By Kennedy’, pp. [177]–204; ‘The Judge and the Freebooter: A Border Tale. By One of the Authors of “The Odd Volume,” “Tales and Legends,” &c.’, pp. [205]–240; ‘The Myrtle Correspondence. By Miss Mitford, and T. S. C.’ (poetry, signed ‘C. T. C.’), pp. [241]–242; ‘Reply, by Miss Mitford’ (poetry), pp. 243–244; ‘La Zingara, a Tale of the Ionian Islands. By Mrs. Kennedy’, pp. [245]–272; ‘The Pilgrim. By Mrs. Hodson’ (poetry), pp. [273]–275; ‘The Old Bachelor. Translated from the French of Madame de Montolieu, by One of the Authors of “The Odd Volume,”—“Tales and Legends,” &c.’, pp. [277]–321; ‘The Lady Helen: A Ballad in the Olden Style. By W. Buchannan, Esq.’ (poetry), pp. [323]–325; ‘Lochair Moss. By One of the Authors of the “Odd Volume—“Tales and Legends,” &c.’, pp. [327]–360. Vol. 2 comprises: ‘The Siege of Choczim. Translated from the Danish, by One of the Authors of “The Odd Volume,” “Tales and Legends,” &c.’, pp. [1]–115; ‘The Mourner. By Malcolm’ (poetry), pp. [117]–118; ‘The Miller of Calder. By One of the Authors of the “Odd Volume” ’, pp. [119]–217; ‘The Flower of Tyree Air—“Kilach an Gilas”. By R. B.’ (poetry), pp. [219]–220; ‘The Conspirator. By Mrs. Hodson’, pp. [221]–264; ‘Death—A Sonnet. By Henry G. Bell’ (poetry), p. [265]; ‘A Tale of the Thirty Years’ War. By One of the Authors of “The Odd Volume,”—“Tales and Legends,” &c.’, pp. [273]–359. Printer’s marks and colophons of Henry Baylis, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street.
Further edn: Baltimore 1832 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 21     [DALTON, James].
CHARTLEY THE FATALIST. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Edward Bull, Holles Street, 1831.
I 247p; II 274; III 317p. 12mo. 28s 6d (ECB, ER); 28s 6d boards (LG).
Star (20 Oct 1830); LG 719: 709 (30 Oct 1830); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 107 (Oct 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47258-X; NSTC 2D1299 (BI BL, E; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 11619097 (7 libs).
Notes. Vol. 1 has advs. verso facing t.p. and following main text (1 p. unn. each). List of ‘Interesting Works Published by Edward Bull, Holles Street, Cavendish Square, London’ (6 pp. unn.), headed ‘Oct. 15, 1830’, at end of vol. 3: the last item there gives terms for the ‘British and Foreign Subscription Library, 26, Holles Street, Cavendish Square (formerly the Banking House)’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Gunnell and Shearman, 13, Salisbury Square. Listed in Star as ‘by a Contributor to Blackwood’s Magazine’.

1831: 22     [DALTON, James].
THE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS, BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK. ENGRAVED BY J. THOMPSON AND C. LANDELLS.
London: William Kidd, 6, Old Bond Street, 1831.
iv, 309p, ill. 12mo. 7s 6d (ECB); 7s boards (LG).
LG 722: 757 (20 Nov 1830); ECB 226 (Nov 1830).
BL N.856; NSTC 2D1300 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 1800755 (34 libs).
Notes. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [iii]–iv, notes: ‘It will, doubtless, be in the recollection of many of the readers of “The Gentleman in Black,” that a portion of the work appeared some years ago, in a periodical entitled “The Literary Magnet.” That publication, however, having long since been discontinued, the greater part of this volume has never yet appeared in print. At the request of the Subscribers, who were anxious that the tale should be completed, it was the author’s intention to have had it immediately re-published in an entire form, but on applying for the remainder of the manuscript, he was informed that it was mislaid. He has, therefore, been under the necessity of entirely re-writing it, and now,—having received his latest corrections—aided by the powerful talent of Mr. George Cruikshank,—it is presented to the public. // Old Bond Street, Nov. 25, 1830.’ Contains six illustrations. Printer’s mark and colophon of Bradbury and Evans, Bouverie Street. Collates in sixes. 2nd edn. announced in Star (30 June 1831), as ‘A Humorous Story, by a Contributor to Blackwood’s Magazine’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1831 (Corvey); 1832 (OCLC); 1835 (NSTC); 183[–] (OCLC); 1840 with J. Y. Akermann’s Tales of Other Days (1830: 17) (NSTC, OCLC); [1845?] with Akermann’s Tales of Other Days (NSTC, OCLC); Philadelphia 1835 with Akermann’s Tales of Other Days (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 23     DAVENPORT, Selina.
THE QUEEN’S PAGE. A ROMANCE. BY SELINA DAVENPORT, AUTHOR OF THE HYPOCRITE, OR MODERN JANUS; LEAP YEAR; ANGEL’S FORM AND DEVIL’S HEART; ITALIAN VENGEANCE AND ENGLISH FORBEARANCE; DONALD MONTEITH; PREFERENCE; ORIGINAL OF THE MINIATURE; &C. &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co., 1831.
I 263p; II 274p; III 280p. 12mo. 18s (ECB).
Star (26 Oct 1830); ECB 153 (Nov 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47376-4; NSTC 2D3615 (BI BL, C, E, O); xOCLC.
Notes. List of ‘New Publications’ (1 p. unn.) at end of vol. 1. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Darling, Leadenhall Street.

1831: 24     [DISRAELI, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield].
THE YOUNG DUKE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “VIVIAN GREY.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I iv, 300p; II 269p; III 265p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (21 Apr 1831); LG 744: 269 (23 Apr 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 165 (Apr 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48989-X; NSTC 2D14256 (BI BL, C, O; NA MH); OCLC 11301516 (10 libs).
Notes. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [iii]–iv, begins: ‘There is a partial distress, or universal,—and the affairs of India must really be settled; but we must also be amused. I send over my quota; for, though absent, I am a patriot; besides, I am desirous of contributing to the diffusion of Useful Knowledge.’ It concludes with the following addendum: ‘In the absence of the author, who is abroad, the Publishers think it necessary to add, that the present novel was written before the accession of his present Majesty. The reader, as he peruses the volumes, will see the necessity of this explanation’. ‘Notes’ occupy vol. 1, pp. [297]–300, and vol. 2, p. [271]. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. BP notes: ‘It was at one time intended to include this work in the Standard Novels.’
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1832 (BP: 4 Jan 1832, 31s 6d); 1853 (NSTC, OCLC); 1853 with Count Marcos (OCLC); 1859 (NSTC, OCLC); 1864 (OCLC); 1866 (NSTC); New York 1831 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 25     [EATON, Charlotte Anne].
AT HOME AND ABROAD; OR, MEMOIRS OF EMILY DE CARDONNELL. BY THE AUTHOR OF “ROME IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY,” “CONTINENTAL ADVENTURES,” ETC. A NOVEL. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1831.
I xv, 345p; II 350p; III 316p. 8vo. 24s (ECB); 24s boards (ER, LG).
LG 741: 221 (2 Apr 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 30 (Mar 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47084-6; NSTC 2E1356 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 6804600 (7 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [v], to the author’s husband. Preface, pp. [vii]–xv, dated ‘26th February, 1831’, notes that the novel was composed 18 years prior to publication, and was nearly completed when ‘Miss Edgeworth’s admirable work “Patronage” first appeared; and I found, or fancied, to my great dismay, that a remarkable coincidence in many trifling points existed between the two works’ (p. ix). The author also quotes from her letter to the editor of the Monthly Magazine, dated ‘March 2, 1814’, and published in ‘Vol. II for the year 1814, page 423’, describing similarities to Edgeworth’s novel (pp. x–xii). Furthermore, the author states that she desisted from publication in order to avoid being accused as a plagiarist, and that since then the novel has undergone several alterations. Running titles vary according to the narrative contents of individual pages. Lists of ‘Errata’ (1 p. unn. each) precede main texts in vols. 2 and 3. List of ‘Works of Fiction, Tales, etc.’ (1 p. unn.) at end of vol. 1. List of ‘Entertaining Voyages and Travels’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of G. Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street.

1831: 26     [?FERGUSON, Walter or ?KENNEDY, William].
AN ONLY SON; A NARRATIVE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “MY EARLY DAYS.”
London: Frederick Westley and A. H. Davis, Stationers’ Hall Court, 1831.
340p. 12mo. 6s (ECB); 6s boards (LG).
LG 728: 12 (1 Jan 1831); ECB 423 (Dec 1830).
BL N.852; NSTC 2K3349 (BI C); OCLC 5656726 (7 libs).
Notes. Attributed variously to Ferguson (OCLC) and Kennedy (NSTC, OCLC), but NSTC 2F4446 attributes My Early Days (1826) solely to Ferguson. Printer’s mark and colophon of John Westley and Co. 27, Ivy Lane.
Further edn: Boston 1832 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 27     [FERRIER, Susan Edmonstone].
DESTINY; OR, THE CHIEF’S DAUGHTER. BY THE AUTHOR OF “MARRIAGE,” AND “THE INHERITANCE.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
Edinburgh: Printed for Robert Cadell, Edinburgh; and Whittaker and Co., London, 1831.
I 337p; II 407p; III 399p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
LG 741: 221 (2 Apr 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 160 (Mar 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47415-9; NSTC 2F4873 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 17380438 (18 libs).
Notes. Identical quotations from Shakespeare verso facing t.p. in each vol. Dedication (1 p. unn.) to ‘Sir Walter Scott, Baronet’, signed ‘an obliged friend, though anonymous author’ and dated ‘Edinburgh, March 15, 1831’. Printer’s marks read: ‘Ballantyne and Co., Paul’s Work, Canongate, Edinburgh’, with similar colophons.
Further edns: 1831 (NSTC); 1832 (BRu ENC); 1841 (NSTC, OCLC); [1845] NSTC; 1852 (NSTC, OCLC); 1856 (NSTC, OCLC); Philadelphia 1831 (NSTC, OCLC); Swedish trans., 1836.

1831: 28     GALT, John.
BOGLE CORBET; OR, THE EMIGRANTS. BY JOHN GALT, ESQ. AUTHOR OF “LAWRIE TODD,” “THE LIFE OF LORD BYRON,” &C. &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, n.d. [1831].
I iv, 312p; II 311p; III 322p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (29 Apr 1831); LG 745: 285 (30 Apr 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 222 (Apr 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47759-X; NSTC 2G1359 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 2739533 (29 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, dated ‘20th April, 1831’, stating an intention ‘to show what a person of ordinarily genteel habits has really to expect in emigrating to Canada’ (p. [iii]). This also notes: ‘The author had proposed to offer the result of his observations in a regularly didactic form, but upon reflection, a theoretic biography seemed better calculated to ensure the effect desired. We disguise medicine, and he but mixes truth with fiction’ (pp. [iii]–iv). Appendix, giving a descriptive listing of ‘the different townships in eight of the eleven districts into which the province is divided’, occupies vol. 3, pp. [303]–322. Adv. (1 p. unn.) for four other works of the author at end of vol. 3. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.

1831: 29     [GORE, Catherine Grace Frances].
MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS; A TALE OF THE YEAR 1830. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 318p; II 331p; III 355p. 12mo. 31s 6d (BP, ECB, ER); 31s 6d boards (LG).
BP (30 Dec 1830); LG 728: 12 (1 Jan 1831); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 222 (Dec 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48352-2; NSTC 2G14863 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 10398299 (17 libs).
Notes. List of ‘Interesting Works of Fiction just Published by Messrs. Colburn and Bentley’ (4 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 3. Printer’s marks and colophons of C. Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1831 (Bentley Cat: 11 Apr 1831; 31s 6d boards); 1834 (NSTC, OCLC; BP: 28 Feb 1834, 6s boards); 1839 (OCLC); Philadelphia 1834 (OCLC).

1831: 30     [GORE, Catherine Grace Frances].
PIN MONEY; A NOVEL. BY THE AUTHORESS OF “THE MANNERS OF THE DAY.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 331p; II 312p; III 327p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (9 June 1831); LG 751: 382 (11 June 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 237 (June 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48473-1; NSTC 2G14875 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 1239605 (13 libs).
Notes. Preface (1 p. unn.) expressly describes the work as a novel for female readers: ‘Exhibiting an attempt to transfer the familiar narrative of Miss Austin [sic] to a higher sphere of society, it is, in fact, a Novel of the simplest kind, addressed by a woman to readers of her own sex’. Advs. (4 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 1, commencing with an announcement for ‘Standard Novels and Romances’ (‘Companion to the Waverley Novels’), end signed ‘New Burlington Street, 1st June, 1831’. Printer’s marks and colophons of C. Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand.
Further edns: 1854 (NSTC, OCLC); 1857 (NSTC, OCLC); Philadelphia and Baltimore 1834 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 31     [GORE, Catherine Grace Frances].
THE TUILERIES. A TALE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “HUNGARIAN TALES,” “ROMANCES OF REAL LIFE,” &C. &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 313p; II 341p; III 352p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, LG); 31s 6d (ECB, ER).
BP (18 Feb 1831); LG 736: 140 (26 Feb 1831); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 237 (Feb 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48841-9; NSTC 2G14896 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 22001021 (9 libs).
Notes. List of ‘Novels by Distinguished Writers, Preparing for Publication by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 1. List of ‘Popular Novels just Published by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of Ibotson and Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand.
Further edns: 1831 (NSTC); 1841 as The Soldier of Lyons. A Tale of the Tuilieries (NSTC, OCLC); New York 1831 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 32     GRATTAN, Thomas Colley.
JACQUELINE OF HOLLAND. A HISTORICAL TALE. BY THOMAS COLLEY GRATTAN, AUTHOR OF “THE HEIRESS OF BRUGES,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I xi, 306p; II 311p; III 358p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (18 June 1831); LG 752: 398 (18 June 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 241 (June 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47776-X; NSTC 2G18168 (BI BL, C, O; NA MH); OCLC 8922470 (14 libs).
Notes. Dedication, pp. [v]–xi, to ‘Sir Arthur Brooke Faulkner, Knt.’, signed ‘T. C. G.’ and dated ‘June, 1831’. This notes: ‘We have cut through the fogs of a Dutch winter together. While I sought inspiration in the chronicles of the olden time, and you drew from the still deeper and purer wells of practical philosophy, we were now and then encouraged by glimpses of fair forms, shewing through the mist enough of grace and beauty to add truth to fancy and embellishment to fact’ (p. vi). New arabic sequences (2 pp. each) at end of vols. 1 and 3 with lists of ‘New Works just Published by Messrs. Colburn and Bentley’. List in vol. 1 includes (as ‘just ready’): ‘Stories of the Old Chroniclers. By the Late Barry St. Leger, Esq. In 3 vols. post 8vo.’ (p. 2). This last work mentioned is almost certainly St. Leger’s Froissart, and his Times (1832: 74). Printer’s marks and colophons of Henry Baylis, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street.
Further edns: revised and corrected, 1843 (NSTC, OCLC); 1857 (NSTC); [1860?] (NSTC); New York 1831 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., 1832.

1831: 33     GREEN, William Child.
ALIBEG THE TEMPTER. A TALE WILD AND WONDERFUL. BY WILLIAM CHILD GREEN, AUTHOR OF THE ABBOT OF MONTSERRAT, &C &C. IN FOUR VOLUMES.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co., 1831.
I 252p; II 232p; III 225p; IV 234p. 12mo. 22s (ECB, Star); 22s boards (ER, LG).
Star (21 Mar 1831); LG 742: 236 (9 Apr 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 244 (Apr 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47848-0; NSTC 2G20223 (BI BL, C, O; NA MH); xOCLC.
Notes. List of ‘New Publications’ (3 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 3. Printer’s mark and colophons of J. Darling, Leadenhall Street.

1831: 34     [GREY, Elizabeth Caroline].
THE WAY OF THE WORLD. BY THE AUTHOR OF “DE LISLE,” AND “THE TRIALS OF LIFE.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Edward Bull, Holles Street, 1831.
I 300p; II 295p; III 334p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB, ER); 31s 6d boards (LG).
Star (3 Dec 1830); LG 723: 773 (27 Nov 1830); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 627 (Nov 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48879-6; NSTC 2G22172 (BI BL, C, Dt, NCu, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 38015203 (4 libs).
Notes. Also (wrongly) attributed to Anna Maria Hall, née Fielding (1800–81) in NSTC. ‘The Way of the World’ runs to vol. 3 (p. 49), and is followed by: ‘The Vindication’, pp. [51]–210; ‘Anne. A Tale of Simplicity and Truth’, pp. [211]–271; ‘The Fate of Flora. A Legend’, pp. [273]–334. ‘Advertisement’, dated ‘Liverpool, 20th March, 1810 [sic]’, precedes main text of ‘The Vindication’ in vol. 3 (pp. [53]–57). This begins: ‘The following pages are no fiction of the brain; and the unfortunate beings whose history they record, did once exist, though they are now at peace’ (p. [53]). Advs. verso facing t.p. in each vol., that in vol. 1 featuring the same author’s De Lisle and The Trials of Life (see EN2, 1828: 45 and 1829: 40). List of ‘Interesting Works just Published by Edward Bull, Holles Street, Cavendish Square, London’ (3 pp. unn.), dated ‘Nov. 15, 1830’, at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of Gunnell and Shearman, 13, Salisbury Square. Originally adv. in Star (20 Oct 1830), as ‘in the press’.
Further edn: London and Edinburgh 1866 (NSTC).

1831: 35     HALL, [Anna Maria].
SKETCHES OF IRISH CHARACTER. BY MRS. S. C. HALL. SECOND SERIES.
London: Frederick Westley and A. H. Davis, Stationers’-Hall Court, 1831.
vi, 448p. 12mo. 9s (ECB); 9s boards (LG).
LG 743: 253 (16 Apr 1831); ECB 250 (Apr 1831).
BL 836.c.18; NSTC 2H2562 (BI C, E); OCLC 29348661 (1 lib).
Notes. Dedication (1 p. unn.) to ‘Miss Edgeworth’, signed ‘The Author’. This precedes Introduction, pp. [v]–vi, dated ‘April 4, 1831’, and list of contents (1 p. unn.). The ‘sketches’ consist of: ‘Mable O’Neil’s Curse’, pp. [1]–58; ‘Anne Leslie’, pp. [59]–109; ‘The Rapparee’, pp. [111]–171; ‘Norah Clary’s Wise Thought’, pp. [173]–187; ‘Kate Connor’, pp. [189]–208; ‘We’ll See about It’, pp. [209]–219; ‘Jack the Shrimp’, pp. [221]–239; ‘Irish Settlers in an English Village’, pp. [241]–259; ‘Mark Connor’s Wooing and Wedding’, pp. [261]–311; ‘Luke O’Brian’, pp. [313]–329; ‘Larry Moore’, pp. [331]–345; ‘Mary MacGoharty’s Petition’, pp. [347]–378; ‘The Last of the Line’, pp. [379]–448. Printer’s mark and colophon of John Westley and Co. 27, Ivy Lane. For details of the 1st ser., see EN2, 1829: 43.
Further edns: of both ser.—1842 (NSTC); 1844 (NSTC); 5th edn. 1855 [1854] (NSTC); New York and Philadelphia 1845 (NSTC).

1831: 36     HARRISON, W[illiam] H[enry].
TALES OF A PHYSICIAN. BY W. H. HARRISON. SECOND SERIES.
London: Jennings and Chaplin, 1831.
262p. 8vo. 7s 6d (ECB); 7s 6d boards (ER, LG).
LG 757: 478 (23 July 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 256 (May 1831).
BL N.1900; NSTC 2H9973 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 27830566 (1 lib).
Notes. List of contents (1 p. unn.) follows t.p. The vol. contains: ‘Cousin Tomkins, the Tailor’, pp. [1]–48; ‘The Life of an Author’, pp. [49]–71; ‘Remorse’, pp. [73]–95; ‘The Sexton’s Daughter’, pp. [97]–119; ‘The Old Maid’, pp. [121]–148; ‘The Preacher’, pp. [149]–180; ‘The Soldier’s Bride’, pp. [181]–224; ‘The Mortgagee’, pp. [225]–262. Printer’s mark and colophon of J. and C. Adlard, Bartholemew Close. For details of 1st ser., see EN2, 1829: 44.
Further edns: of both ser.—French trans. 1833 [as Mémoires d’un Médecin]; Philadelphia 1835 (OCLC).

1831: 37     [HATTON, Anne Julia Kemble].
GERALD FITZGERALD; AN IRISH TALE. BY ANN OF SWANSEA, AUTHOR OF UNCLE PEREGRINE’S HEIRESS; CONVICTION; GONZALO DE BALDIVIA; DEEDS OF THE OLDEN TIME; SECRETS IN EVERY MANSION[;] WOMAN’S A RIDDLE; GUILTY, OR NOT GUILTY, &C. &C. IN FIVE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co., 1831.
I 346p; II 332p; III 320p; IV 360p; V 343p. 12mo. 30s (ECB, Star); 30s boards (ER, LG).
Star (4 Aug 1831); LG 760: 526 (13 Aug 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 20 (Aug 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48801-X; NSTC 2A13191 (BI BL, C, E, O); xOCLC.
Notes. T.ps. of vols. 2, 3, and 5 supply semicolon after ‘Secrets in Every Mansion’. List of ‘New Publications’ (1 p. unn.) at end of vol. 5. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Darling, Leadenhall Street.

1831: 38     [HOCKLEY, William Browne].
THE VIZIER’S SON OR THE ADVENTURES OF A MOGUL. BY THE AUTHOR OF PANDURANG HARI, OR MEMOIRS OF A HINDOO, THE ZENANA, &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1831.
I iv, 376p; II 331p; III 310p. 12mo. 24s (ECB, ER).
ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 616 (Dec 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48808-7; NSTC 2H24563 (BI BL, C, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, argues the case for reform by example in Hindustan: ‘Let the Reader, therefore, peruse with pity, the superstitions of the Hindu, and the cruelty of the Mahommedan, and while he deplores their ignorance, let him hope, that through the exertions of his countrymen, in that far disstant land, all classes, all castes may yet be enlightened, and become “one fold under one shepherd” ’ (p. iv). Lists of ‘Errata’ follow main narrative on p. [370] in vol. 1, on p. [322] in vol. 2, and on p. [311] in vol. 3. ‘Notes’ occupy pp. [371]–376, pp. [323]–331, and pp. [307]–310 in each vol. Adv. list (12 pp.) follows notes in vol. 1, dated ‘March, 1831’, and headed ‘Valuable Standard Works, Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London’: pp. 5–8 missing in Corvey copy. Printer’s marks and colophons read: ‘Bury St. Edmund’s: Printed by T. C. Newby, Angel Hill’.

1831: 39     {JAMES, G[eorge] P[ayne] R[ainsford}.
PHILIP AUGUSTUS; OR, THE BROTHERS IN ARMS. BY THE AUTHOR OF “DARNLEY,” “DE L’ORME,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I viii, 346p; II 353p; III 339p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (8 June 1831); LG 750: 366 (4 June 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 445 (May 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47937-1; NSTC 2J2158 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 1626396 (25 libs).
Notes. Dedication, pp. [v]–vi, to ‘Robert Southey, Esq. LL.D.’, signed ‘G. P. R. James’ and dated ‘Maxpoffle, near Melrose, Roxburghshire, 25th May, 1831’; this implies that the work had been written 12 months earlier. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [vii]–viii, follows dedication. List of ‘New and Popular Works of Fiction, Published by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 1. List of ‘New Works by Distinguished Authors Preparing for Publication, By Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.
Further edns: 1837 (NSTC, OCLC; BP: 31 Aug 1837, 6s); 1845 (OCLC); 1850 (NSTC, OCLC); 1851 (NSTC, OCLC); [at least 4 more edns. to 1870]; New York 1831 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., 1832; French trans., 1833 [as Les Frères d’armes, par James]; Swedish trans., 1838.

1831: 40     JONES, H[annah] M[aria].
THE SCOTTISH CHIEFTAINS; OR, THE PERILS OF LOVE AND WAR. BY H. M. JONES, AUTHOR OF “EMILY MORELAND,” “ROSALINE WOODBRIDGE,” “THE WEDDING RING,” &C.
London: George Virtue, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; and Bath Street, Bristol, 1831.
872p, ill. 8vo.
CFu WG.16.9.J; NSTC 2J10438 (BI BL, E); OCLC 13306985 (1 lib).
Notes. Frontispiece dated Aug 1831. Additional engraved t.p. with similar imprint details. On the last page appear ‘Directions to Binder’, for the placement of the eight illustrations when bound. The last plate (to appear after p. 478) is dated 12 Nov 1831. Text is mispaginated after p. 479, with the recto of this leaf being misnumbered 490—the subsequent pagination carries this error of 10 pp. throughout, resulting in the last page being numbered 882, instead of 872. Each set of three gatherings (24 pp.) is separately numbered indicating serial publication: the first 36 numbers of 24 pp., the 37th (and last) consisting of 8 pp. Colophon of Joseph Rickerby, Sherbourn Lane. Collates in fours. BL copy (1570/5466) lacks the engraved t.p.
Further edns: 1854 (Summers); 1856 (Summers).

1831: 41     JONES, James Athearn.
HAVERHILL; OR, MEMOIRS OF AN OFFICER IN THE ARMY OF WOLFE. BY JAMES ATHEARN JONES. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: T. & W. Boone, 29, New Bond Street, 1831.
I viii, 314p; II 335p; III 350p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
LG 747: 318 (14 May 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 312 (May 1836 [sic]).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48027-2; NSTC 2J10656 (BI E); OCLC 49100203 (1 lib).
Notes. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [v]–viii, dated ‘London, April, 1831’. This states: ‘my ill-health compels me to reside […] at a considerable distance from town, and where there is much difficulty in communicating with the printer, I trust that a lenient judgement will be passed upon the errors, obviously those of haste and inadvertence’ (p. viii). Adv. list (2 pp. unn.), for works ‘Published and Sold by T. & W. Boone, (From the Strand,) Suceessors to Messrs. Nornaville & Fell, 29, New Bond-Street’, at end of vol. 1, with a similar list at end of vol. 3. Printer’s marks and colophons of Marchant, Ingram Court. Originally published New York 1831 (NSTC, OCLC).
Further edns: 1851 (NSTC).

1831: 42     L[ANDON], L[etitia] E[lizabeth].
ROMANCE AND REALITY. BY L. E. L. AUTHOR OF “THE IMPROVISATRICE,” “THE VENETIAN BRACELET,” &C. &C. &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 328p; II 343p; III 332p. 12mo. 31s 6d quires (BP); 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
BP (29 Nov 1831); LG 776: 782 (3 Dec 1831); ER 54: 560 (Dec 1831); ECB 328 (Nov 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48469-3; NSTC 2L362 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 2956588 (15 libs).
Notes. Preface (2 pp. unn.), in vol. 1, undercutting the concept of prefaces in general. This is followed by ‘Note’ (2 pp. unn.) apologizing for inconsistencies in proper names, and (ostensibly) acknowledging the help of the house readers and printers: ‘The long sentences made short, the obscure made plain, the favourite words that would, like “Monsieur Tonson, come again,” the duplicate quotations,—for the amendment of all these, I beg to make at once my acknowledgments and my thanks.’ This last also notes that one of the characters has been called by various names in different parts of the novel, owing to the author’s difficulty in settling on a final name: ‘Only a modern author can know the plague of names. I have read the Peerage through twice, and actually became interested in the divisions of the House, to see if there was “a pretty name” in either majority or minority.’ Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.
Further edns: 1831 (NSTC); 1848 (NSTC, OCLC); 1852 (OCLC); 1856 (NSTC, OCLC); New York 1832 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 43     [LEICESTER, Peter].
ARTHUR OF BRITANNY, AN HISTORICAL TALE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE TEMPLARS.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Whittaker, Treacher, & Co. Ave-Maria-Lane, 1831.
I vii, 339p; II 302p; III 311p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
LG 750: 366 (4 June 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 27 (May 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47072-2; NSTC 2L10402 (BI BL, C, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Verso facing t.p. in each vol. carries the following notice: ‘Lately Published, in Three Vols., Post 8vo. Price 27s. The Templars. By the Author of “Arthur of Britanny” ’ (see 1830: 69), followed by snippets from the Monthly Magazine and La Belle Assemblée. List of ‘Errata’ verso of t.p. in each vol. Preface, pp. [v]–vii, dated ‘January, 1831’. This cites Sir Walter Scott as an authority on the question of the legitimacy of modern language in the historical novel, stating that ‘in the attempt to add to the attractiveness of the incidents, by so “translating” them into the feelings of the present day, he [the author] […] trusts, should he, in any respect, have accomplished his purpose, that any apparent neglect of the claims of antiquity will be willingly excused […] The object he has sought has been to amuse’ (p. vii). List of ‘New Books Published by Whittaker, Treacher, & Co. Ave Maria Lane, London’ (2 pp. unn.), dated ‘May 1st, 1831’, at end of vol. 2. Printer’s marks and colophons of Henry Baylis, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street.
Further edn: 1833 (OCLC 46699337).

1831: 44     LOVER, Samuel.
LEGENDS AND STORIES OF IRELAND. BY SAMUEL LOVER, R.H.A. WITH ETCHINGS BY THE AUTHOR.
Dublin: W. F. Wakeman, 9, D’Olier-Street; Baldwin and Cradock, London; Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1831.
xx, 227p, ill. 12mo. 7s (ECB); 7s boards (LG).
LG 736: 140 (26 Feb 1831); ECB 354 (Feb 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-51096-1; NSTC 2L23350 (BI Dt, O); OCLC 9665401 (10 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [iii], to ‘Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A., a Painter—a Poet—and an Irishman’, signed ‘The Author’. Preface, pp. [vii]–xi, notes: ‘although most of the tales are authentic, there is one, purely my own invention, namely, “The Gridiron.” // Many of them were originally intended merely for the diversion of a few friends round my own fire-side—there, recited in the manner of those from whom I heard them, they first made their début, and the flattering reception they met on so minor a stage, led to their appearance before larger audiences—subsequently, I was induced to publish two of them in the Dublin Literary Gazette, and the favourable notice from contemporary prints, which they received, has led to the publication of the present volume’ (pp. [vii]–viii). Introduction occupies pp. [xiii]–xx, while list of contents (1 p. unn.) and ‘Glossary’ (2 pp. unn.) also precede main text. The tales consist of: ‘King O’Toole and St. Kevin. A Legend of Glendalough’, pp. [1]–14; ‘Lough Corrib’, pp. [15]–17; ‘Manuscript from the Cabinet of Mrs. ——. A Legend of Lough Mask’, pp. [18]–28; ‘The White Trout; a Legend of Cong’, pp. [29]–40; ‘The Battle of the Berrins, or the Double Funeral’, pp. [41]–56; ‘Father Roach’, pp. [57]–63; ‘The Priest’s Story’, pp. [64]–74; ‘The King and the Bishop. A Legend of Clonmacnoise’, pp. [75]–91; ‘An Essay on Fools’, pp. [92]–100; ‘The Catastrophe’, pp. [101]–121; ‘The Devil’s Mill’, pp. [122]–135; ‘The Gridiron; or, Paddy Mullowney’s Travels in France’, pp. [136]–147; ‘Paddy the Piper’, pp. [148]–160; ‘The Priest’s Ghost’, pp. [161]–165; ‘New Potatoes, an Irish Melody’, pp. [166]–175; ‘Paddy the Sport’, pp. [176]–202; ‘National Minstrelsy. Ballads and Ballad Singers’, pp. [203]–227. No specific printer’s mark discovered. For details of the 2nd ser., see 1834: 46.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1832 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn. 1834 (OCLC); 4th edn. London 1837 (Corvey, NSTC, OCLC). With 2nd ser: London 1847 (OCLC); London 1853 (OCLC); London 1860 (OCLC); London 1870 (OCLC); Philadelphia 1835 (OCLC); French trans. 1856 [as Légendes irlandaises, serially published in the periodical Le Moniteur universel].

1831: 45     [MARTINEAU, Harriet].
SEQUEL TO PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE; OR THE ORPHAN FAMILY. A TALE.
London: Printed for Houlston & Son, Paternoster Row; and at Wellington, Salop, 1831.
184p. 16mo. 3s 6d (ECB).
ECB 527 (July 1832 [sic]).
BL N.926; NSTC 2M17440; OCLC 8616979 (3 libs).
Notes. Printer’s mark of R. Clay, Bread Street Hill. Apparently following on from Martineau’s Principle and Practice; or, the Orphan Family (Wellington, Salop, 1827).

1831: 46     MASON, Catherine [George] [formerly WARD].
THE EVE OF ST. AGNES. A NOVEL. BY MRS. CATHERINE MASON, (LATE C. WARD,) AUTHOR OF MYSTERIOUS MARRIAGE; COTTAGE ON THE CLIFF; ROSE OF CLAREMONT; FISHER’S DAUGHTER; ROBERTINA; BACHELOR’S HEIRESS, &C. &C. IN FOUR VOLUMES.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co., 1831.
I xiv, 260p; II 253p; III 270p; IV 259p. 12mo. 22s (ECB, Star).
Star (19 Sept 1831); ECB 623 (Sept 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48134-1; NSTC 2W4958 (BI BL, C, E, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Dedication, pp. [i]–ii, ‘by permission, to the Right Honourable Lord Morpeth’, signed ‘Catherine Mason, (Late C. Ward)’ and dated ‘No. 22, Castle Street, Leicester Square’. Introduction, pp. [iii]–xiv, signed ‘Catherine Mason, (Late C. Ward)’, notes that the work was inspired by the superstitions of Scotland during a northern tour and more specifically while staying in Dumfries. Lists of ‘New Publications’ at end of vols. 2 (5 pp. unn.), 3 (2 pp. unn.) and 4 (1 p. unn.). Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Darling, Leadenhall Street.

1831: 47     [MASSIE, William].
ALICE PAULET: A SEQUEL TO SYDENHAM, OR, MEMOIRS OF A MAN OF THE WORLD. BY THE AUTHOR OF “SYDENHAM”. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 288p; II 324p; III 279p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (5 Nov 1831); LG 772: 718 (5 Nov 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 12 (Oct 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47040-4; NSTC 2M19367 (BI BL, E; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 12681268 (6 libs).
Notes. Running title reads ‘Sydenham’. Initial signature marks of vol. 1, signatures C–N read ‘VOL. IV’ (with B1 and N12 reading ‘VOL. I’); similarly, those of vol. 2, signatures C–P (excepting B and P6) read ‘VOL. V’, and vol. 3, signatures C–O (excepting B) read ‘VOL. VI’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. For details of the prequel, Sydenham; or, Memoirs of a Man of the World, see 1830: 81.
Further edn: Philadelphia and Baltimore 1833 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 48     [MILTIE, Karl von].
THE TWELVE NIGHTS.
London: Printed for Whittaker, Treacher, and Co. Ave-Maria Lane, 1831.
xv, 404p. 12mo. 10s 6d (ECB); 10s 6d boards (ER, LG).
LG 745: 285 (30 Apr 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 604 (Apr 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48844-3; NSTC 2M29523 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 13345330 (6 libs).
Notes. ‘Epistle Dedicatory*. To ********’, pp. [iii]–vi, signed ‘The Author, A.I.R.M.S.R.F.D.L.L. &c. &c. &c. &c. &c.’. Footnote reads: ‘*The reader will scarcely credit that this Dedication cost the author full two months’ cruel rumination. Such, however, is the fact. The plan, it will be observed, is novel, and combines many advantages. Each purchaser may hand down to posterity his or her name, simply by inscribing it in the second line, and adding an appropriate eulogium’ (p. [iii]). Preface, pp. [vii]–xv, notes that ‘[m]ost of the following sketches have already appeared, at various intervals, in the periodicals of the day’ (p. xii), adding: ‘The periodical literature of our neighbours, the French, has furnished me with the groundwork and materials of most of my sketches’ (p. xiv). The tales consist of: ‘Night the First. The Eve of Walpurgis, a German Story’, pp. [1]–76; ‘Night the Second. A Tale of Truth’, pp. [77]–91; ‘Night the Third. Remarkable Vision of Charles XI. of Sweden’, pp. [93]–117; ‘Night the Fourth. The Chest. A Spanish Adventure’, pp. [119]–173; ‘Night the Fifth. The Corsican Bandit’, pp. [175]–194; ‘Night the Sixth. The Handkerchief’, pp. [195]–213; ‘Night the Seventh. Tales of the Dead. The Half-Hanged Italian; The Impaled Turk; The Half-Drowned Englishman’, pp. [215]–260; ‘Night the Eighth. My First Affair. The Storming of the Redoubt. (From the Journal of a French Officer)’, pp. [261]–274; ‘Night the Ninth. The Privateer. An Adventure near the Cape de Verd Islands’, pp. [275]–297; ‘Night the Tenth. Toniotto; the Brutus of Corsica’, pp. [299]–340; ‘Night the Eleventh. The Crossway or the Four Brothers. A Legendary Tale’, pp. [341]–367; ‘Night the Twelfth. The Button-Holder: A Sketch from Life’, pp. [369]–404. Printer’s mark and colophon of Gilbert and Rivington, St. John’s Square.
Further edn: 1832 (OCLC).

1831: 49     MOLESWORTH, J[ohn] E[dward] N[assau].
TALES FROM THE SCRAP BOOK OF A COUNTRY CLERGYMAN. BY THE REV. J. E. N. MOLESWORTH, M.A. RECTOR OF ST. MARTIN WITH ST. PAUL, CANTERBURY, AUTHOR OF THE RICK-BURNERS, &C. DEDICATED TO MRS. HOWLEY.
London: Printed for C. J. G. & F. Rivington, St. Paul’s Church-Yard, and Waterloo-Place. And sold by J. Hatchard & Son, Piccadilly; Hurst, Chance, & Co. St. Paul’s Church-Yard; & H. Wix, New Bridge-Street, 1831.
iv, 115p. 18mo. 2s (ECB, Star); 2s boards (LG).
Star (31 Oct 1831); LG 756: 462 (16 July 1831); ECB 391 (July 1831).
BL T.1365(6); NSTC 2M32311 (BI C, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Dedication, pp. [iii]–iv, ‘To Mrs. Howley’, signed ‘J. E. N. Molesworth’. The tales consist of: ‘Alice Green’, pp. [1]–27); ‘The Drunkard’, pp. [28]–63; ‘The Politicians’, pp. [64]–93; ‘The Publican’, pp. [94]–115. Adv. list (1 p. unn.) at end of vol. Printer’s mark and colophon of Gilbert and Rivington, St. John’s Square.

1831: 50     MOORE, Oliver.
THE STAFF OFFICER; OR, THE SOLDIER OF FORTUNE. A TALE OF REAL LIFE. BY OLIVER MOORE. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for Cochrane and Pickersgill, 11, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, 1831.
I 311p; II 328p; III 318p. 12mo. 24s (ECB, Star); 24s boards (ER, LG).
Star (2 Sept 1831); LG 755: 446 (9 July 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 394 (July 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48285-2; NSTC 2M35019 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 9357901 (10 libs).
Notes. Adv. list (1 p. unn.) precedes main text in vol. 1, with identical lists in vols. 2 and 3 on verso facing t.p. The works featured are: ‘The Young Muscovite […] edited by Capt. Frederick Chamier’; ‘The Club Book’ (which likewise ‘will be published immediately’); and ‘Newton Forster […] By the Author of “The King’s Own” ’ (‘preparing for publication’). Printer’s marks and colophons of A. J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.
Further edn: Philadelphia and Baltimore 1833 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 51     [MUDFORD, William].
THE PREMIER. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 303p; II 332p; III 312p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, LG); 31s 6d (ECB, ER).
BP (15 Mar 1831); LG 739: 189 (19 Mar 1831); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 468 (Mar 1831).
BL N.865; CME 3-628-48370-0; NSTC 2M39807 (BI C, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 4060844 (3 libs).
Notes. Preface (1 p. unn.), end-dated ‘March, 1831’,  states: ‘The originals of evey character introduced are still living, with the exception of two, and the grave has closed over them only a very few years. Many of the scenes in which they are brought forward as actors are transcripts from reality; but with what fidelity they have been made, others must determine.’ The Corvey copy lacks this preface. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.

1831: 52     [NEALE, William Johnson].
CAVENDISH: OR, THE PATRICIAN AT SEA. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I xii, 308p; II 295p; III 298p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (25 Nov 1831); LG 774: 750 (19 Nov 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 103 (Nov 1831).
BL N.810; NSTC 2N2332; OCLC 49266482 (1 lib).
Notes. Dedication to ‘His Most Gracious Majesty, King William IV’. Preface, pp. viii–x, dated Nov 1831, notes: ‘Much have I drawn from life, and more from fancy. Nevertheless, men will always be found silly enough to fit their heads with a fool’s-cap. If, therefore, conscience-stricken, some individuals (a thing I doubt not) should perceive a stray likeness in my outlines, my labours will not all be lost as by holding up the truest of looking glasses—satire—they may learn to correct those blemishes which even self can see.’ Narrative proper ends on vol. 3, p. 274, and is followed by ‘Notes on Naval Reform’, pp. [275]–298. List (2 pp. unn.) of ‘New Works of Fiction by Distinguished Writers, just Published by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley’ at end of vol. 3. Printer’s marks (on verso facing t.p.) in all 3 vols. and colophons of vols. 1 and 2 read: ‘London: Henry Baylis, Johnson’s-Court, Fleet-Street’; colophon of vol. 3, however, reads: ‘London: Ibotson and Palmer, Printers, Savoy Street, Strand’. BP notes: ‘For some special reason the anonymity of this work was preserved for a great number of years with exceptional strictness, and indeed the author’s name does not appear on the contract for publication, or even that of his proxy in full. Owing to this circumstance when nearly half a century later Lord Houghton made some enquiries in New Burlington Street as to the authorship of “Cavendish” without success, he went away under the impression that, owing no doubt to the responsible position of the unrevealed, or possibly royal, author, great importance was still attached to secrecy. […] These volumes, which are said to be founded on facts, contain a vigorous exposé of Naval abuses. […] From a quotation made by the Author, it seems probable that one reason for the strict anonymity of the work was the fact of its publication at an early period in his career. […] A “Remainder” of 386 copies of this work was sold to Messrs. Cochrane and Macrone, April 26, 1833.’
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1832 (Corvey, CME 3-628-47240-7, NSTC, OCLC; BP: 4 May 1832, 31s 6d boards); 1840 (OCLC); 1841 (Summers); 1854 (NSTC); [1855] (Summers); [at least 3 more edns. to 1870]; Philadelphia 1835 (OCLC); German trans., 1841.

1831: 53     OTTLEY, Thomas Henry.
RUSTUM KHAN; OR, FOURTEEN NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENT AT THE SHAH BHAG, OR ROYAL GARDENS AT AHMEDABAD. BY THOMAS HENRY OTTLEY, LIEUT. H. C. S. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Published for the Author, by William Sams, St. James’s Street, 1831.
I xxiii, 283p; II 312p; III 380p. 12mo. 30s (ECB); 30s boards (ER, LG).
LG 755: 446 (9 July 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 426 (July 1831).
BL T.7888; CME 3-628-48320-4; NSTC 2O6219 (NA DLC); OCLC 41886281 (1 lib).
Notes. T.ps. of vols. 2 and 3 read: ‘Published for the Author, by W. Sams, Bookseller to His Majesty, 1, St. James’s Street’. List of subscribers (6 pp. unn.) follows t.p., giving c. 190 names. Preface, pp. [i]–xxiii, signed ‘T. H. O.’ and dated ‘12, Sloane Street, 28th March, 1831’. This ends expressing gratitude ‘for the most distinguished favor [sic] granted me by their Most Gracious Majesties, in allowing my work to be forwarded to their librarian, and for the kind patronage I have received from those whose names are upon my list of subscribers’ (p. xxiii). Printer’s marks and colophons of C. Richards, St. Martin’s Lane, Charing Cross. Subscription list missing in the Corvey copy.

1831: 54     [PAULDING, James Kirke].
THE DUTCHMAN’S FIRESIDE. A TALE. BY THE AUTHOR OF “LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH,” “THE BACKWOODSMAN,” &C. &C. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 335p; II 299p. 12mo. 21s boards (BP, ER, LG); 21s (ECB).
BP (19 July 1831); LG 757: 478 (23 July 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 175 (July 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47532-5; NSTC 2P7323 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 12226542 (7 libs).
Notes. ‘Advertisement’ (1 p. unn.), dated ‘April 1831’, notes that ‘The idea of the following tale was conceived on reading, many years ago, “The Memoirs of an American Lady,” by Mrs. Grant, of Laggan’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Originally published New York 1831 (Blanck, NSTC, OCLC).
Further edns: 5th edn. 1837 (NSTC); 1839–40 (NSTC); 1849 (OCLC); French trans., 1832 [as Le Coin du feu d’un Hollandais, ou les Colons de New-York avant l’Indépendance, roman américain]; Swedish trans., 1833; German trans., 1837 [Sybrandt Westbrook, oder des Holländers Heerd. Ein amerikanischer Roman]; Danish trans., 1838.

1831: 55     [PEACOCK, Thomas Love].
CROTCHET CASTLE. BY THE AUTHOR OF HEADLONG HALL.
London: Published by T. Hookham, Old Bond Street, 1831.
300p. 16mo. 7s 6d (ECB, ER); 7s 6d boards (LG).
LG 737: 157 (5 Mar 1831); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 145 (1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47357-8; NSTC 2P8168 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 4309557 (36 libs).
Notes. Adv. on leaf preceding t.p., with following text: ‘By the same Author, Headlong Hall, Third edition. 6s. bds. / The Misfortunes of Elphin. 7s bds. / The other novels of the same author, are Melincourt, Nightmare Abbey, and Maid Marian; which are at present out of print.’ Printer’s mark and colophon of J. and C. Adlard, Bartholomew Close.
Further edns: 1837 with Headlong Hall (EN2, 1816: 49), Nightmare Abbey (EN2, 1818: 48), and Maid Marian (EN2, 1822: 61) (NSTC, OCLC; BP: 25 Mar 1837, 6s canvas); 1856 with Maid Marian (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 56     [PICKEN, Andrew (editor)].
THE CLUB-BOOK: BEING ORIGINAL TALES, &C. BY VARIOUS AUTHORS. EDITED BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE DOMINIE’S LEGACY.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for Cochrane and Pickersgill, 11, Waterloo-Place, Pall-Mall, 1831.
I xiii, 307p; II 314p; III 330p. 12mo. 24s (ECB); 24s
boards (LG, Star).
Star (2 Sept 1831);
LG 758: 492 (30 July 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 122 (July 1831).
BL N.817;
NSTC 2P15784 (BI C, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 22437379 (12 libs).
Notes. ‘Introductory’, pp. [iii]–xiii, notes that ‘this peculiar tendency of our time—this increasing spirit of segregation and of union, both at home and abroad, […] hath furnished the collector and part writer of the following pieces, with that necessary desideratum, a tolerably suitable title, under which the whole may be appropriately presented to the public’ (p. vi). List of contents (1 p. unn.) precedes main text in each vol. Vol. 1 consists of: ‘Bertrand de la Croix; or, the Siege of Rhodes. By Mr. [G. P. R.] James’, pp. [1]–99; ‘Haddad-Ben-Ahab; or, the Traveller. A Tale of Stamboul. By Mr. [John] Galt’, pp. [101]–113; ‘The Gipsy of the Abruzzo. By Mr. [Tyrone] Power’, pp. [115]–190; ‘Eisenbach; or, the Adventures of a Stranger. A Metropolitan Story. By Mr. [Andrew] Picken’, pp. [191]–307. Vol. 2 contains: ‘The Fatal Whisper. By Mr. [John] Galt’, pp. [1]–29; ‘The Sleepless Woman. By William Jerdan’, pp. [31]–54; ‘Dramatic Scenes Founded on Victor Hugo’s Celebrated Tragedy of the Hernani. By Lord Francis Leveson Gower’ (drama), pp. [55]–131; ‘Gowden Gibbie. By Allan Cunningham’, pp. [133]–204; ‘The Deer-Stalkers of Glenskiach. A Highland Legend. By Andrew Picken’, pp. [205]–314. Vol. 3 comprises: ‘The Deer-Stalkers of Glenskiach’ continued, pp. [1]–123; ‘The Painter. A Sicilian Tale. By John Galt’, pp. [125]–141; ‘The Laidlaws and the Scotts. A Border Tradition. By the Ettrick Shepherd [i.e. James Hogg]’, pp. [143]–164; ‘The Bridal of Borthwick. By D. M. Moir’, pp. [165]–199; ‘The Unguarded Hour. By John Galt’, pp. [201]–215; ‘The Cheaterie Packman. By Leitch Ritchie’, pp. [217]–229; ‘The Bogle o’ the Brae. A Queer Courting Story. By the Ettrick Shepherd [i.e. James Hogg]’, pp. [231]–264; ‘The Book of Life. By John Galt’, pp. [265]–289; ‘The Three Kearneys. A Tale of the Dominie. By Andrew Picken’, pp. [291]–330. List of ‘Works just Published’ (4 pp.) at end of vol. 1. Printer’s marks and colophons of Henry Baylis, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street.
Further edn: New York 1831 (OCLC); individual stories were published in various edns.

1831: 57     [PORTER, William Ogilvie]; PORTER, Jane (editor).
SIR EDWARD SEAWARD’S NARRATIVE OF HIS SHIPWRECK, AND CONSEQUENT DISCOVERY OF CERTAIN ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA: WITH A DETAIL OF MANY EXTRAORDINARY AND HIGHLY INTERESTING EVENTS IN HIS LIFE, FROM THE YEAR 1733 TO 1749, AS WRITTEN IN HIS OWN DIARY. EDITED BY MISS JANE PORTER. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-Row, 1831.
I xv, 344p; II 361p; III 343p. 8vo. 21s [sic] (ECB); 31s 6d boards (LG).
LG 751: 382 (11 June 1831); ECB 524 (June 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-487-26947-3; NSTC 2P22424 (BI BL, C, Dt, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 42212560 (2 libs, microform only).
Notes. Authorship by William Porter, rather than Jane, verified with documentary evidence by Fiona Price, ‘Jane Porter and the Authorship of Sir Edward Seaward’s Narrative: Previously Unpublished Correspondence’, N&Q n.s. 49:1 (Mar 2002), 55–7. Preface ‘by the Editor’, signed ‘The Editor’ and dated ‘Esher, March, 1831’ fills pp. [iii]–x in vol. 1, followed by list of contents to vol. 1 (pp. [xi]–xv). Preface notes: ‘The manuscript papers, or rather manuscript books, constituting the Diary from which the following Narrative is taken, were put into my hands by the representative of their much-respected writer’ (p. [iii]). The contents of the alleged diary, however, appear to be primarily fictitious. Lists of contents fill pp. [iii]–vii in vol. 2 and pp. [iii]–viii in vol. 3. Printer’s marks and colophons of A. & R. Spottiswoode, New-Street-Square. A letter in the Longman Letter Books to Jane Porter, dated 29 Mar 1831, offers ‘Three Hundred Pounds for the purchase of the Copyright, to be paid on publication’ (I, 102, no. 165D). Longman Archives (H12, 93, 125) also record print run of 1,000 copies for 1st edn. and 1,250 copies for 2nd edn.
Further edns: 1832 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn. 1841 (NSTC); 1852 (NSTC); 1856 (NSTC, OCLC); New York 1831 (NSTC, OCLC).

1831: 58     [POWER, William Grattan Tyrone].
THE KING’S SECRET. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE LOST HEIR.” IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Edward Bull, Holles Street, 1831.
I 318p; II 308p; III 377p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB); 31s 6d boards (ER, LG).
Star (12 Apr 1831); LG 740: 205 (26 Mar 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 322 (Mar 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47917-7; NSTC 2P24038 (BI BL, C, Dt, E, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 8771092 (8 libs).
Notes. Advs. verso facing t.p. in vols. 1 and 2. List of ‘Interesting Works just Published by Edward Bull, Holles Street, Cavendish Square, London’ (2 pp. unn.) at end of vol. 3. Printer’s marks and colophons read: ‘R. G. Gunnell (Printer in Ordinary to His Majesty) and W. Shearman, 13, Salisbury Square’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1831 (NSTC); 3rd edn. 1833 (OCLC); [1859] (NSTC); New York 1831 (OCLC); French trans., 1832.

1831: 59     REYNOLDS, Frederick.
A PLAYWRIGHT’S ADVENTURES. BY FREDERICK REYNOLDS.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1831.
356p, ill. 18mo.
ECB 490 (Mar 1831).
BL 012612.de.20; NSTC 2R7934 (BI C, Dt, O; NA DLC, MH); OCLC 4096274 (27 libs).
Notes. T.p. contains engraved vignette illustration. Dedication follows t.p., and reads: ‘To those powerful personages, who can at once make or mar an author’s hopes the Conductors of the Press, I dedicate The Dramatic Annual, simply hoping that this little work may not be deemed wholly unworthy of their notice. Should they allow that it possesses some redeeming qualities, probably they will Criticise It Indulgently. But at any rate I entreate them to Criticise It, and not suffer it to die in obscurity. Fred. Reynolds.’ Verso of dedication leaf reads: ‘The Engravings on Wood designed and created by W. H. Brooke.’ Printer’s mark and colophon of Thomas Davison, Whitefriars. Spine label of BL copy examined reads: ‘The Dramatic Annual. 1831.’

RICHARDS, Thomas, TALES OF WELSHLAND AND WELSHERIE
See ANWYL, Edward Trevor

1831: 60     RITCHIE, Leitch.
THE ROMANCE OF HISTORY. FRANCE. BY LEITCH RITCHIE. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Edward Bull, Holles Street, 1831.
I vii, 326p; II 350p; III 346p. 12mo. 31s 6d (ECB, ER).
Star (4 Dec 1830), ‘just ready’; ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 495 (Dec 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-51126-7; NSTC 2R11585 (BI BL, C); OCLC 2546079 (10 libs).
Notes. ‘Advertisement’, pp. [v]–vii, dated ‘London, 11th December, 1830’. This points out that the author ‘has taken pains to go for information to the original sources of French History. These he found in reasonable abundance, in the old Collegiate Library of Caen, and in the British Museum’ (p. vi). It also adds that references and notes have been added at the request of the publisher (p. vii). Lists of contents (1 p. unn. each) precede main text in each vol. Verso facing vol. 1 t.p. advertises 1st and 2nd ser. of ‘The Romance of History’. Vol. 1 of the present work comprises: ‘Historical Summary. Charlemagne’, pp. [1]–4; ‘Bertha; or, the Court of Charlemagne’, pp. [5]–42; ‘Historical Summary. Ninth Century’, pp. [43]–46; ‘The Last of the Breton Kings’, pp. [47]–117; ‘The Adventures of Eriland’, pp. [119]–199; ‘Historical Summary. Tenth Century’, pp. [201]–204; ‘The Man-Wolf’, pp. [205]–264; ‘Historical Summary. Eleventh Century’, pp. [265]–268; ‘The King of the Beggars’, pp. [269]–326. Vol. 2 contains: ‘Historical Summary. Twelfth Century’, pp. [1]–4; ‘The Serf’, pp. [5]–62; ‘Historical Summary. Thirteenth Century’, pp. [63]–66; ‘The Pilgrim of Saint James’, pp. [67]–218; ‘The Bondsman’s Feast’, pp. [219]–271; ‘Historical Summary. Fourteenth Century’, pp. [273]–276; ‘The Phantom Fight’, pp. [277]–350. Vol. 3 consists of: ‘Historical Summary. Fifteenth Century’, pp. [1]–4; ‘The Magic Wand’, pp. [5]–121; ‘Historical Summary. Sixteenth Century’, pp. [123]–130; ‘The Rock of the Fort’, pp. [131]–187; ‘Historical Summary. Seventeenth Century’, pp. [189]–193; ‘The Dream-Girl’, pp. [195]–236; ‘The Black Mask; or, the Lottery of Jewels’, pp. [237]–332; ‘Historical Summary. Eighteenth Century’, pp. [333]–341; ‘Nineteenth Century’, pp. 341–346. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street. Originally adv. in Star (20 Oct 1830), as ‘in the press’.
Further edns: 2nd edn. 1831 (NSTC, OCLC); 3rd edn. 1832 (NSTC); New York 1831 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans., 1833.

1831: 61     ST. CLAIR, Rosalia [pseud.].
THE SOLDIER BOY; OR, THE LAST OF THE LYALS. A NOVEL. BY ROSALIA ST. CLAIR, AUTHOR OF THE BANKER’S DAUGHTERS OF BRISTOL; FIRST AND LAST YEARS OF WEDDED LIFE; ELEANOR OGILVIE; ULRICA OF SAXONY; SON OF O’DONNEL; SAILOR BOY; FASHIONABLES AND UNFASHIONABLES; &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for A. K. Newman and Co., 1831.
I 257p; II 244p; III 276p. 12mo. 16s 6d (ECB).
ECB 511 (July 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48500-2; xNSTC; OCLC 9957237 (2 libs).
Notes. List of ‘New Publications’ (1 p. unn.) at end of vol. 1. Printer’s marks and colophons of J. Darling, Leadenhall Street.

1831: 62     [ST. JOHN, Lady Isabella].
WEDDED LIFE IN THE UPPER RANKS. THE WIFE AND FRIENDS, AND THE MARRIED MAN. IN TWO VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 362p; II 356p. 12mo. 21s boards (BP, ER, LG); 21s (ECB).
BP (23 Mar 1831); LG 739: 189 (19 Mar 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 628 (July 1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48880-X; NSTC 2S2136 (BI BL, E; NA MH); OCLC 48470788 (1 lib).
Notes. The work consists of ‘The Wife and Friends’, vols. 1 and 2 (up to p. 239), and ‘The Married Man’, vol. 2 (from p. [241]), which itself forms the setting to a third tale entitled ‘Osborne’s Story’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.

SAVARY, Henry, QUINTUS SERVINTON
See 1830: 96

1831: 63     [SCARGILL, William Pitt].
ATHERTON; A TALE OF THE LAST CENTURY. BY THE AUTHOR OF “RANK AND TALENT,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Published by W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers’ Hall Court, 1831.
I 280p; II 288p; III 276p. 12mo. 28s 6d (ECB); 28s 6d boards (ER, LG).
LG 749: 350 (28 May 1831); ER 53: 576 (June 1831); ECB 30 (1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47078-1; NSTC 2S5998 (BI BL; NA MH); xOCLC.
Notes. Printer’s marks and colophons read: ‘Bury St. Edmund’s: Printed by T. C. Newby, Angel Hill’.

1831: 64     SHERWOOD, [Mary Martha].
ROXOBEL. BY MRS. SHERWOOD, AUTHOR OF “LITTLE HENRY AND HIS BEARER,” &C. &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Printed for Houlston and Son, 65, Paternoster-Row; and at Wellington, Salop, 1831.
I viii, 380p, ill.; II 513p, ill.; III 464p, ill. 12mo. 27s (ECB); 27s cloth (LG).
LG 747: 318 (14 May 1831); ECB 534 (May 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48688-2; xNSTC; OCLC 8634183 (16 libs).
Notes. Preface, pp. [v]–viii, describes the work as a development from her earlier lessons to young people: ‘the authoress has attempted, in numerous instances, to clothe the most serious and important lessons in such various and alluring attire as she thought best calculated to captivate the attention of the young and the thoughtless […] Proceeding on a more extended scale, she has at length been induced to imagine such a narrative as might, in its progress, give her an opportunity of shewing how a Christian ought to act in the various situations of brother, husband, father, servant, master—of exemplifying the most beautiful forms of the female character under various and trying circumstances,—and of exhibiting a specimen of that most rare, and perhaps least understood of human characters,—the exalted, the disinterested, the warm and tender friend’ (pp. [v]–vi). Though targeted at least partly towards young people, the work is centred on an adult protagonist and is in the form of a standard novel. Lists of ‘Books Printed by and for Houlston & Son, 65, Paternoster-Row, London; and at Wellington, Salop’ at end of vols. 1 (24 pp. unn.) and 3 (4 pp. unn.). Colophon in vols. 1 and 3 reads: ‘Houlstons, Printers, Wellington, Salop’. Collates in sixes.
Further edns: New York 1831 (OCLC); German trans., 1841.

1831: 65     [TAYLOR, Isaac].
THE TEMPLE OF MELEKARTHA. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Holdsworth and Ball, 1831.
I xxi, 330p; II viii, 301p; III viii, 328p. 12mo. 27s (ECB); 27s boards (LG).
LG 730: 44 (15 Jan 1831); ECB 582 (Jan 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48890-7; NSTC 2T3456 (BI BL, C; NA MH); OCLC 22154806 (7 libs).
Notes. Short verse piece, ‘The Temple of Melekartha’, introduces each vol. Preface, pp. [v]–viii, notes: ‘To depict some of the principal forms of superstitious and fanatical feeling, and to exhibit some of the natural consequences of such mental disorders, especially as they affect communities, was the author’s primary design’ (p. vii). This is followed by list of contents, pp. [ix]–xxi, and list of ‘Errors’ (1 p. unn.) in vol. 1. Lists of contents occupy pp. [v]–viii in vols. 2 and 3. Printer’s marks and colophons of R. Clay, Bread Street Hill, Cheapside.

1831: 66     TIECK, [Johann Ludwig]; [HARE, Julius Charles (trans.)].
THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN, THE LOVECHARM, AND PIETRO OF ALBANO. TALES FROM THE GERMAN OF TIECK.
London: Edward Moxon, 64, New Bond Street, 1831.
335p. 16mo. 6s (ECB); 6s boards (LG).
LG 743: 253 (16 Apr 1831); ECB 591 (Apr 1831).
BL RB.23.a.20623; NSTC 2T12488 (BI C, O); OCLC 13652428 (5 libs).
Notes. The vol. contains: ‘The Old Man of the Mountain’ (trans. of ‘Der Alte vom Berg’, from Der Alte vom Berg und: Die Gesellschaft auf dem Lande. Zwei Novellen (Breslau, 1828)), pp. [1]–165; ‘The Love Charm’ (trans. of ‘Liebeszauber’, from Phantasus. Eine Sammlung von Mährchen, Erzählungen, Schauspielen und Novellen, ed. by Ludwig Tieck, vol. 1 (Berlin, 1812)), pp. [167]–219; ‘Pietro of Albano’ (trans. of ‘Pietro von Albano oder Petrus Apone, Zaubergeschichte’, from Ludwig Tieck’s Märchen und Zaubergeschichten, vol. 1 (Breslau, 1825)), pp. [221]–335. Printer’s mark and colophon of Bradbury and Evans, Bouverie Street.
Further edn: 2nd edn. 1860 (NSTC).

1831: 67     [TRELAWNY, Edward John].
ADVENTURES OF A YOUNGER SON. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I 333p; II 341p; III 338p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (24 Feb 1832); LG 788: 125 (25 Feb 1832); ER 55: 301 (Apr 1832); ECB 598 (1830).
Corvey; CME 3-628-47018-8; NSTC 2T17063 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA MH); OCLC 11937065 (16 libs).
Notes. Adv. lists of new publications by Colburn and Bentley (2 pp. unn.) at end of each vol. Printer’s marks and colophons of Henry Baylis, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street. BP notes: ‘The title was originally to have been “A Man’s Life.” Trelawny, who wrote the work abroad, entrusted it to Mrs. Shelley to negotiate for him with the publishers. The correspondence between her and the author is printed in the second volume of Mrs. Marshall’s “Life of Mary W. Shelley,” where a portrait of Trelawny, from a sketch by Severn, may be seen.’
Further edns: 1835 (NSTC, OCLC; BP: 28 Sept 1835, 6s boards); 1846 (NSTC); 1848 (NSTC); 1854 (NSTC, OCLC); New York 1832 (NSTC, OCLC); German trans, 1832 [as Trelawney’s Abentheuer in Ostindien]; French trans., 1833 [as Mémoires d’un cadet de famille]; Swedish trans., 1836.

1831: 68     TRUEBA {Y COSIO}, [Joaquin] T{elesforo} de.
THE INCOGNITO; OR, SINS AND PECCADILLOS. BY DON T. DE TRUEBA, AUTHOR OF “ROMANCE OF HISTORY, SPAIN,” “THE CASTILIAN,” &C. &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Whittaker, Treacher, & Co. Ave-Maria-Lane, 1831.
I iv, 301p; II 305p; III 324p. 12mo. 27s (ECB, ER); 27s boards (LG).
LG 734: 108 (12 Feb 1831); ER 53: 257 (Mar 1831); ECB 601 (Feb 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48835-4; NSTC 2T18799 (BI BL, C, E, O); xOCLC.
Notes. Preface, pp. [iii]–iv, signed ‘Telesforo de Trueba y Cosio’ and dated ‘Richmond, October 1st, 1830’. This states: ‘In the present Work, I have ventured to quit the field of historical romance, to attempt a more veracious form of fiction. […] Probably “The Incognito” is the first Spanish novel of its class, which has appeared in Egland [sic]” ’ (p. [iii]). It later enlists as a support ‘the prevailing taste of the day—a taste which naturally springs from the very spirit of the age, and which looks eagerly for fact even in fiction, and is gratified in proportion as a scene, an event, or a character, bears nearest to the interest, prejudices, and state of present society’ (p. iv). Running title varies according to chapter headings. List of ‘Works Published by Whittaker, Treacher, and Co.’ (2 pp. unn. each) at end of vols. 1 and 2. Verso facing t.p. in vol. 2 notes: ‘Preparing for Publication, by the same Author, “Paris and London,” In Three Volumes.’ Printer’s marks and colophons of Henry Baylis, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street. Bentley MS List notes: ‘see a witty attack upon Don Trueba (& cut up of this novel) in Fraser’s Gallery’.
Further edn: New York 1831 (OCLC).

1831: 69     {TRUEBA Y COSIO, [Joaquin] Telesforo de}.
PARIS AND LONDON. A NOVEL. BY THE AUTHOR OF “THE CASTILIAN,” “THE EXQUISITES,” &C. IN THREE VOLUMES.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1831.
I vi, 300p; II 295p; III 295p. 12mo. 31s 6d boards (BP, ER, LG); 31s 6d (ECB).
BP (23 June 1831); LG 753: 413 (25 June 1831); ER 54: 559 (Dec 1831); ECB 601 (June 1831).
Corvey; CME 3-628-48382-4; NSTC 2T18805 (BI BL, C, E, O; NA DLC); OCLC 29141637 (6 libs).
Notes. Dedication, p. [iii], to ‘Edward Lytton Bulwer, Esq. M.P.’, signed ‘Telesforo de Trueba y Cosio’. Introduction, pp. [v]–vi, dated ‘London, May, 1831’. Running title varies according to chapter headings. List of ‘Works by the same Author’ (1 p. unn.) after main text in vol. 3, this in turn being followed by 4 pp. list of ‘New Novels just Ready for Publication, by Messrs. Colburn and Bentley, New Burlington Street’. Printer’s marks and colophons of Henry Baylis, Johnson’s Court, Fleet Street. OCLC 42930327 lists as vols. 1–3 of Colburn and Bentley’s ‘New British Novelist’ ser., 1829–31, but not discovered in this form.

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