RALPH THE BAILIFF AND OTHER STORIES ... Stereotyped Edition. Braddon.

RALPH THE BAILIFF AND OTHER STORIES ... Stereotyped Edition. London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, n.d. [1869]. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [1] 2-350, nineteenth-century black calf and pebbled cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers, edges speckled red. First printing of the expanded edition. Published anonymously. The first edition, published by Ward, Lock in 1862, collected eight stories, the expanded edition, published by Ward, Lock & Tyler circa 1867 added four stories. This undated later edition, published in 1869, adds a new story, "The Scene-Painter's Wife" (pages 342-350), not published in the earlier editions. This edition was published both in yellowback format and in cloth. The crown octavo clothbound issue was published at six shillings, and was listed in The Spectator on 12 December 1868. Bleiler (1978), p. 29 (citing the 1862 and 1867 editions). Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 101 (citing the 1862 and 1869 editions, but providing incorrect pagination for the 1869 edition). Not in Sadleir. Wolff 680o. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905 II, p. 92. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 12. Outer joints, spine ends and corner tips rubbed, a very good copy. Scarce. (#151617).

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