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  • Print publication year: 2010
  • Online publication date: March 2011
  • First published in: 1906

II - PROSERPINA (1875–1886)


[Bibliographical Note.–Proserpina was first issued in parts; and in the case of Parts VII.–X. (volume ii.) it has not hitherto been issued in any other way.


The title-page of each of the parts of volume i. was the same, except for alterations in the number of the part, in the date, and in the publisher's imprint. It was as shown on the preceding leaf. At the foot of the reverse of the title-page to volume i. supplied with Part VI. is the imprint “Hazell, Watson, and Viney, Printers, London and Aylesbury.” The parts were issued, octavo, in paper wrappers (pale grey or light buff coloured), with the title-page (enclosed in a double-ruled frame) reproduced upon the front, with the addition of the rose above the publisher's imprint, and of the words “Price Two Shillings and Sixpence” below the frame. The headlines are on the left-hand pages throughout “Proserpina”; on the right-hand pages, the number and title of the chapter occupying them.

PART I. First Edition (1875).–This contained pp. 1–48, thus: Introduction (here pp. 197–206), pp. 1–12; Chapter I., pp. 13–28; Chapter II., pp. 29–44; part of Chapter III. (down to the second line of § 7), pp. 45–48. With this part was issued Plate I. (as frontispiece, not numbered), “Line-Study I., and Plate II.” The title-page to this part has the following imprint on the reverse: “Watson and Hazell, Printers, London and Aylesbury.” Issued in April 1875 (1000 copies).