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  • Collection: Yellow-backs Collection
Yellow-backs were published in Britain in the late-nineteenth century and were cheap volumes aimed at a popular audience.
Cover states this is 15th edition; title-page the 16th.
Ownership signature: M. Macdonald, Ballarat.

In original yellow pictorial boards. Cf. Sadleir, 3582.
From the collection of John Holroyd.
From the collection of Anne and F. G. Renier, with the initials of Anne Renier.

Originally published as a three-volume novel, this yellow-back was the seventh edition of Dinah Craik's Agatha's Husband. The cover and title page attribute the book to "the author of John Halifax, Gentleman," which was Craik's best-known novel.

In this small book, a cheap volume intended for sale at railway stations, John George Wood describes some basic gymnastic exercises. He covers exercises both with and without apparatuses, such as parallel bars, poles, and ropes, with accompanying…

George McIver's Neuroomia: A New Continent was first published by George Robertson & Co. in London, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane in 1894. Neuroomia tells the imaginary voyage of Captain Montague Periwinkle from Australia to…

This is a yellow-back issue of the third edition of J. G. Wood'sCommon Objects of the Microscope, which was first published in 1861.The third edition ofCommon Objects of the Microscopeincluded significant revisions, and additional illustrations, by…

This issue of Jane Austen's posthumously published novelsNorthanger AbbeyandPersuasionis one of few surviving copies of theChapman and Hallyellow-back. Yellow-backs were published in Britain in the late-nineteenth century and were cheap volumes…

This is a yellow-back issue of Nathaniel Parker Willis's People I Have Met; or, Pictures of Society and People of Mark, Drawn Under a Thin Veil of Fiction, which was first published in New York by Baker and Scribner in 1850. Willis was an American…
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