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1 Black, William In Silk Attire
N.Y. John W. Lovell Company Worthington Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Original brown cloth decorated lavishly in black, with gilt lettering cover and spine, on boards. This is the last of the seven matching volumes to be listed. With the previous owner's name is the date, Xmas 1888. First published in 1870. Popularized as a dime novel frequenjtly sold on trains as part of the American movement westward. Book is cocked. 289 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Black, William Judith Shakespeare; Her Love Affairs and Other Adventures
N.Y. A.L. Burt Company Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Original maroon cloth on boards. First published in serial form in 1884. The daughter of William Shakespeare apparently lacked schooling, for at one point in her adult life she "made her mark" as a substitute for writing her name. Another source claims that she was eventually taught to read by a Quaker friend. At the time of her marriage, her husband was fighting a paternity charge by another woman. This resulted in his excommunication, but he was promptly re-instated. The book has no writing and no damage. 352 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Black, William Madcap Violet
N.Y. John W. Lovell Company Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Original brown cloth, intricately decorated in black, on boards. Previous owner's name in elegant script. First published in 1877, this is perhaps the favourite of Black's novels, seven of which we have listed in matching binding. Violet North is an attractive girl in her late teens who seems to go from one "scene" to another with hardly a break. She has irritated her German teacher into calling her a devil, which incident she is now piously describing to the Principal. She skips school for a day with a boy she hasn't known before. Later, she falls madly in love with a philosophizing recluse, whom she worries into consumption. He dies, but Violet continues to expect a letter from him. 394 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Black, William Sunrise
N.Y. John W. Lovell Company Worthington Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Original brown cloth intricately decorated in black on boards. Gilt cover and spine.spine lettering. This is one of seven volumes by the same author from the same previous owner, all in very good condition. In Sunrise, Black gets a lot of content from the Berezowski affair, an attempt to assassinate Tsar Alexander II who was in Paris to atend the World's Fair. One of the big London papers concluded from this novel that Black had a faulty understanding of secret xocieties. At any rate, it seems to me to be an absorbing story. Previous owner's name, with no other writing or damage. Cocked. 430 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Black, William The Monarch of Mincing Lane
N.Y. John W. Lovell Company Worthington Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Original brown cloth, intricately decorated in black on boards. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Previous owner's name with no other writing and no damage. This is one of seven of Black's works in identical bindings, priced separately. One reviewer has high praise for this novel, comparing Beauchamp with Osborne in Thackeray's work. 351 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Black, William The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton
N.Y. John W. Lovell Company Worthington Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Original brown cloth, intricately decorated in black on boards. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. This one begins with the family discussion of a carriage trip through the North Country. Evidently this theme was based on a similar trip the author had taken from London to Edinburgh. 364 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Black, William The Three Feathers
N.Y. John W. Lovell Company Worthington Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Original brown cloth, intricately decorated in black with gilt titles on boards. A thorough search found no synopsis. However, it was clear from reviewers' comments that Black was popular and highly regarded at the time (1875). This volume is cocked, and bears the signature of the previous owner. 297 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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